Here it is! The day we have all been waiting for. April 20th, 2014 Grace Gospel Fellowship opened the doors to their new home. After years of prayer and many months of construction, the doors were opened to the public. Over 1000 people arrived this Sunday. Over 100 had to be turned away due to lack of room. What a glorious day! On Easter Sunday we praise God because this is the day He rose from the grave. With Him came life!
We just want to say thank you to everyone that helped to make this day what it was. Thank you to the Luther family for their donation. Thank you to every laborer that put it in the countless hours. Thank you to all the people that prayed for this day. Thank you to everyone who believed it could never happen. What a great God we serve! He is the God of this city!
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer”
Kyle was in jail when he first came to know the Lord. He expresses how God was revealed to him in a way he never knew. Kyle came to realize, while in jail, that he was a sinner. He also realizes he will always be a sinner. Yet also that Christ died for him. Christ covers not just the sins of his past. Christ covers him now and in the future. Through his relationship with God, Kyle sees Christ as his king. He sees a king that died for him. He sees his own life as a way to serve God, every day.
Christ is a restorer of relationships. Kyle has also felt restoration in the relationships he has with people close to him. He has people in his life that lead him to Christ. He has friends and family that remind him to pray and to read his bible.
Through meditation and prayer Kyle has felt the peace that surpasses all understanding. It is in these moments that he finds the ability to overcome trials. He is involved in video production and this is one of the purposes God has given him in his life. Through video production he is given the chance to bring glory to God and to show the world who Christ is.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Esther is a woman who is strong, beautiful and courageous. She had many challenges to overcome to become the woman she is. She was orphaned as a child. Esther was adopted by her cousin, Mordecai. She grows up to become a woman of beauty. It is her beauty that draws Xerxes to Esther to make her his wife. It is through the love that Xerxes has for her, that gives her the strength and courage to fight for her very own people. She wins the victory over Haman and rises to her position as queen and wife. Many of us, as women, are faced with challenges early in life. Yet those tribulations are often the very thing that God uses to make who we are meant to be. The hard times we face in our lives give us strength and character. We also learn what we are fighting for. We learn that love can overcome everything. Most times, we also discover that the pain from the past can be what has brought us to this moment. Now is the time that we can stand up for who we are, for what we have been through and fight for ourselves and those we love the most.
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”