Hey everyone. I had posted a while ago about a split in our church. The numbers went down to 15 people (remember my family makes 6 of them). I was depressed because I had to send some trouble makers packing and that was hard for me to do. Plus, the church fell behind on it's bills. You guys (and gals) poured out prayers and encouragement in our dark hour. Well, it worked! Since the wolves left, most of the flock has returned and then some. Our worship leader has returned along with many other families and some new visitors too. Sunday school doubled, morning worship doubled, and sunday night service tripled! (This was Superbowl Sunday). Even more important than numbers is the sweet spirit of God that has returned. Once again the church is in one accord as one big family. Thank you all for caring about us and praying for us. Even if I have not seen most of you face to face, you hold a place in my heart. Thanks, happy2beadam
Besides the reports of revived good health by other members, that's some of the best news we can hear any day. I don't know why, but some people feel they have to break down a church for whatever reason. Most of us would simply walk away from something that we didn't like, whatever it was, and find a place we did like, but these folks seem to be on a mission, however misplaced it may be. My wife keeps telling me that if God doesn't want something to happen, it will not succeed. He will not let it happen. It appears that the overthrow of your church was also not meant to succeed and you've emerged triumphant. We'll be watching for updates on your growth from you.
We had some break away from the congregation in Baton Rouge. I swear; ALL the women members of the breakaway group were ones with perpetual frowns on their faces. They broke away supposedly over the preacher who was fired by the elders, but the breakaway group did not take that preacher either (probably not big enough to support him).