Our 2015 Global Impact Celebration is off to a fantastic start. Wednesday night Joseph Hovsepian shared his powerful story about his father’s martyrdom in Iran. He predicted that persecution would indeed come to America and that we need to be prepared. Dr. David Curry, the CEO of Open Doors, USA, a ministry to the persecuted church, shared similarly that persecution is coming to the USA. He said we should befriend persecuted believers to pray for them and to learn from them how to respond when the time comes for us. I shared with the 50 people gathered for the lunch with Open Doors on Wednesday that the greatest thing pastors can do is preach the Word of God to their people. When we teach the Scriptures we are developing strong disciples who will be able to endure hard times.
There are so many opportunities to get involved and learn more about missions during our GIC. Please take advantage of all the available opportunities.
Last weekend was absolutely phenomenal! God blessed our Good Friday service as we observed the Lord’s Supper as families. Our Saturday Eggstravaganza was amazing. We had about 1,000 people attend, and over half were guests to GHBC! On Tuesday, April 14, at 6:00pm we are meeting in the ministry Mall to pray and then go out to visit these who have visited us. Come go with us. You will love doing this. Our Resurrection Service last Sunday was such a blessing. Thank you to our Worship Ministry, our First Impressions Ministry, and all who served to make it such a wonderful day.
Our All In high attendance Day is Sunday, April 26. We are asking you to be here that day and to be sure to bring someone with you. We will have a free lunch, and some great fellowship and entertainment after the service. Good job, Doug Shuffield, in the All In video!
I am encouraged to see our church become radiant and continue to commit to being a church that makes disciples who make more disciples. Our church continues to grow and get healthy. I hear many stories of how our people are ministering to one another and reaching those who do not have a relationship with Christ. Keep up the good work.
See you Sunday for a great day as we conclude our GIC.