Today we have once again gathered together in church to worship our God. In illness, we support each other. But in times of healing, our embraces are even tighter, because we know that God brought us through the storm!
A small but important observation. Sometimes for those, who stepped on the path of church planting, it can seem that there are very few people as enthusiastic about the venture as them. This can bring us to a sort of pessimistic view and can extinguish some of our fire. But not in moments like this, when we see 15! teams and each team has its own field. And as long as each field has its workers, there will be a harvest, and this brings us joy.
Community groups may not look as big as our Sunday services. But they do have many advantages. They are warm and hospitable, and there are more opportunities for more personal care and love for one another. We can know about the challenges and worries of every individual group member. Our groups also work on the principles of confidentiality and openness to new members. We value one another and try our best to make sure everyone feels at home.
We had a baptism today, 5 people from our church were baptized. This is always a joy for the church, but when it is such a big group, and a whole family is baptized together (the 3 people in the center of the first photo), it seems even more special. Praise God for everything He does for us, and for bringing us into His family. God is good!