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Vision Gathering 2017

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It has been a remarkable summer for us here at Wilmer Baptist Church.  We have been so blessed to see people being saved and baptized practically every week.  This is the work of the Lord and we give Him praise for what His Holy Spirit is doing among us.  There has been a lot of sowing of God’s word this summer through Vacation Bible School, Summer Camps and Bible Studies.  Many of our adults have invested much time reaching out to children and youth, and we anticipate a harvest in the future.

We are preparing and planning for the new church year, and some wonderful opportunities for ministry will be shared during our Vision Gathering on Sunday evening, August 6th at 6:00.  We will begin with a church wide fellowship meal at 5:30 in the Christian Life Center.  Then we will move to the Worship Center for our Vision Casting and church business meeting.  We will be sharing about new directions for ministry, distributing calendars of activities for the new year and adopting a budget for our ministries.  There are some exciting new things coming our way this year, especially for children and young adults.  We will be sharing the details during our Vision Gathering.

We are encouraging everyone to come and join us for Vision Gathering 2017.  Child care will be available for children birth through 5 year olds.  This is going to be the kickoff for all of our late summer and fall ministries and activities.  Pray for this exciting time, that God would move on us and lead us toward the greatest year of ministry ever in the life of our church.  It is all for His Glory!

A Spiritual Stirring

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It has already been a very exciting and successful summer for our church here at Wilmer.  Our Vacation Bible School was tremendous, with so many adults and youth giving their time to work with our children.  Our students attended Centrifuge Summer Camp at Mississippi College in Jackson, and that week left a deep spiritual impression on our young people.  This past week at Children’s Camp,  we were touched by God and had a wonderful experience, with 150 children and workers coming together and worshipping the Lord.

God is moving in the lives of our people, and we are seeing people surrender their lives to Christ and make public confessions of their faith in Christ.  We have seen people recommitting themselves to serve the Lord.  Families are joining the church and many visitors are coming to worship and praying about making our church their home.  The Lord is speaking to hearts, and we are praying for guidance that the Holy Spirit will lead us to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord.  The Lord is certainly stirring my heart and preparing me for what He has for us this next year.  Ever since our Renewal Weekend last March, there has been a unity among us that is a blessing from the Lord.

I said last Sunday morning that I believe our church is about to experience some awesome things from God if we will just acknowledge the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.  We must stand firm to preach, teach and live the Word of God and pray for God to move among us.  When we are willing to deny ourselves and allow the Spirit of God to fill us, God will open the doors and build His church.  We need to pray for God to open doors and for the Holy Spirit to bring people to our church from the north, south, east and west.  He has shown in the past that He will when we pray and prepare for it.

These are exciting days as we pray for and anticipate a spiritual movement by the Lord in our midst.  Pray for a mighty visitation of the Spirit upon us.

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