I know it's blurry, but this picture was about a month ago.
Several of our regular families weren't there that morning, but I LOVE this picture. I see two ladies and an older man who have come to Christ within the past few months and are growing so much in the Lord. I see about 15 children who have only been in church for about 3 months. They had never heard the gospel before. I've had the joy recently of leading 3 of them to Christ.
In the past month, more and and more people are coming to hear the preaching. The past few weeks, we haven't fit in our building, so we are taking out a wall and expanding. We need to start another children's class because there are more children coming then fit in the class rooms. This week, our ladies are putting on a special Valentine's Day party. They wanted to invite as many of their friends as they could, bless them with a evening of yummy foods/desserts, games, and visiting with the purpose of sharing the gospel with them. They wanted me to head it up. But I knew they could do it, and I said it was time for them to use what God has given them and taught them. They are planning it, decorating, inviting, making food, and one of our ladies is preparing a gospel message to share. They are wanting to share their testimonies, share a special song, and are praying that they the Lord will bring their friends to Him.
So while between the normal chores of the home, the school, and the regular work of the ministry, we are continuing to expand/build church building as the Lord provides, working on building guest quarters behind our home (anyone want to come visit??!!! We'd LOVE to have you), and getting prepared to possibly send
So much joy in serving the Lord!!!