Countdown to Launch
In less than three weeks, we will begin our first evangelistic campaign. The participation from our church people has been phenomenal, already distributing well over 4,000 tracts with an invitation to the special meetings. We were especially encouraged this Sunday when there were 53 in the church service and 32 came back that evening to go canvassing! How often do you hear of a 60% participation rate in a church? To God be the glory!
Getting a map and tracts before going door-to-door
We are looking forward to having a guest speaker for every night of the campaign. We have a very special treat on Sunday, March 21 when our home pastor, Travis Smith, will preach the official charter service. We are excited to visit with our pastor and his lovely wife, Sheilah, and to allow them to see with their own eyes how God is working here in Pilar!
We are planning a furlough late October 2010 through mid-February 2011. Our goal is always to visit about half of our supporters, as well as a few new churches. Praise the Lord that He has already provided a couple whom we know and respect, Pastor Walter and Jackie Schmidt, to take our place while we are away from the ministry here. Please pray for God to provide an interpreter for the Schmidts.
Speaking of support, we just found out that one of our most faithful supporters and prayer warriors went to be with the Lord. Please pray for God to raise up another to take his place.
· Attendance averaged 44 this month!
· Over halfway to our goal of distributing 8,000 invitations to the campaign
· Floor project finished
· Four ladies have volunteered to teach the preschool children’s church on a rotating basis
· Preparations for Charter Sunday – 3.21.2010
· Finish building renovations
· Permanent pastor for the Pilar Centro church
· March 17-21 – Evangelistic Campaign and Charter Sunday; Pastor and Sheilah here
· April 4 – Easter – First baptismal service (11 have signed up for baptism!)