Last week was the sixth week since the start of Love Baptist Church. Wednesday we had a great midweek service with 16 in attendance.
Thursday we started a second course of English classes. We are continuing to use this weekly time to further get to know our community. The majority of our 60 or so visitors to our church services have visited in connection with our English class outreach ministry.
Friday we held our weekly youth meeting. We had ten young people in attendance. Our assistant pastor, John Moncada, is doing a great job with our young people. Many are getting involved and serving in the church.
Sunday morning we had our highest attendance (37 people) for a regular service in our short existence. We had nine first time visitors! Three of the families that visited told us they would be back! A young family of three told us they have been looking for a Bible-preaching church with sound doctrine for four years. They previously served as missionaries in Bolivia. We’re very excited about the families the Lord is sending our way.
Sunday evening we had 16 in attendance including many young people. The majority of the those that attended did not attend the morning service. Our evening services tend to be a whole different group. The last two weeks I’ve been preaching about our vision for the church which includes being faithful to multiple services every week. I realize this will take time as our new believers grow in their relationship with Christ and through discipleship.