Monday, February 08, 2010

Monday Ministry Highlights: Fifth Anniversary

Yesterday was our church's fifth anniversary! It's so hard to believe we've already been here for five years!

During the past five years, we've seen a lot of people come and go. Some have visited just once or twice, some have stayed for a while, and others have stayed with us permanently, faithfully coming to church each week and being a blessing to us. We have two families still with us who were in our first service, and how we praise the Lord for them! Nothing encourages a pastor and his family like those faithful folks who stay with you through thick and thin.

We didn't have a large push for our anniversary this year. We did distribute about 1500  flyers in the neighborhoods surrounding the rec centre where we meet. We had one visitor yesterday from those flyers, and one couple two weeks ago. This is normal! LOL We did have many visitors yesterday through our regular attenders, though.

We had a special group come and sing for us whom we've had for four of the past five years. We always enjoy these men's old-time southern quartet style. We also had a potluck dinner, which at our church ends up being an international dinner! We have people from all over the world, literally - The Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. We all bring favorites from our various countries. I always take a banana pudding, a nice Southern dessert that I grew up eating. Most people here have never had it, and so far everyone who tries it has liked it. I love all the Asian food our people bring!

We're so grateful for all the Lord has done for us and taught us in the past five years. We're most thankful for the people He's given us to minister to. Each one is a blessing to us, and Wes and I both hope that we're a help and a blessing to each of them!

Five years down; looking forward to all that God has in store for the future!


  1. Happy 5th Anniversary! :-)

  2. Happy Anniversary to you and your church family! What a blessing! I can't even imagine having never heard of banana pudding (sorta like not knowing what applesauce is??) but how yummy for your folks to enjoy some at your banquet! I pray the day was a real encouragement to you and your Hubbie. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!

    Have a great week!

  3. Hi Susan ~ Happy 5th Anniversary to your church!
    Maybe even though you didn't have a large turnout from the flyers left around town, someone will still be introduced to the Lord through Scripture that may have been on of my favorite verses...the Word will not return void. So hopefully, someone else will reap where you have sown!

  4. Happy 5th Anniversary!

  5. How great! This past Sunday was our church's 6th Anniversary! Congratulations and Best Wishes to your family and church.

  6. Happy 5th anniversary! Sounds like a wonderful time. I love to try international foods in that kind of setting where you can try spoonfuls.

  7. Best wishes as you begin another year of serving the Lord as a family. ;O)


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