Monday, July 14, 2008
First Christian of Newton
We were invited to share our mission plans with the congregation of First Christian Church of Newton, NC by Pastor Gary Patterson. Our family visited Sunday School and worship and enjoyed meeting everyone and telling our desire to share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus with the people of Japan. I talked about Ephesians and putting on the armor of God and how we should sharpen our sword skills regularly so we can all be ready in our own mission fields. They treated us to lunch at a fine Italian restaurant where we got to talk more with their mission's committee. Eddie, missions chairman, knows several people from our home church including Gary Bordelon and Rick Philips, and is involved in the Polish Christian Ministries which our Sunday School class is actively supporting. We are blessed to have met them, enlisted several prayer warriors, and garnered another important partner to make this mission to Japan a reality. Please pray that First Christian Church of Newton would be blessed for their faithfulness, that the Holy Spirit would add new believers to their growing numbers, and keep them mission-minded (especially in their local community).