Celebrating 15 years and looking forward to an INCREDIBLE future. We’ve done a lot of amazing Christmas Celebrations as a gift to our community, but one of the biggest was when we had a free Tim Hawkins show during Christmas. It was a great time to laugh, sing, celebrate and hear the truth of the Gospel of Jesus.
Celebrating 15 year and looking forward to an INCREDIBLE future.
Students have always been a big deal at Grace as some of these oldies show. The construction of our Student Building was another miracle and the first night it we were in it, several students committed their lives to Christ!
As I shared this past Sunday (Father’s Day), I have no greater joy than to know my children are walking in the truth (3 John 4). One of my great joys is giving gold-colored $1 coins to children who can quote a verse from Scripture to me. I think I gave away 7 or 8 this past Sunday and absolutely loved hearing from 6 year old Hailey who just finished up Kingergarten at Grace Kids Kindergarten. Hailey quoted the entire 23rd Psalm to me without a glitch!
We’re celebrating 15 years and looking forward to an INCREDIBLE future!
We’re celebrating 15 years and looking forward to an INCREDIBLE future.
One of our favorite times each summer is when hundreds of kids and volunteers show up for our Children’s Camp. Attached are a few picts from early camps! We have two camps this summer and the one that’s still open is June 25-28. It’s going to ROCK!
I’m grateful for those of you who chose to check out this additional information on ways to Put God First from our Father’s Day message. A photo of the page of my dad’s greatest lessons ever learned is at the bottom of this blog; I keep it in my office.
This photo is one that I treasure. It’s the only one I have of my dad holding me as a newborn. When I was first born, he took me into his father’s front yard and held me up and dedicated me to God. He asked God to make me a doctor or preacher; someone who would help people. He told God he would not interfere in any way or try to impose his desire on me. I didn’t know anything about this until years after I surrendered to God’s call to the ministry.
A few ways my dad learned and chose to put God first are listed here…
God was 1st in his day. After he made the decision to put God first, every morning he developed the habit of eating his breakfast, reading his Bible and praying. He learned and grew by habitual practice.
If you need help – let us know. You can start by reading a Proverb from the book of Proverbs every day and ask God to show you one thing He wants you to understand and apply as it relates to your attitude or actions. There are also many Bible reading plans at http://www.youversion.com
God was 1st in his week. For as long as possible, he served consistently at his church & rarely missed being engaged with his church on Sunday until he got cancer. Yes, there were times he disagreed with decisions made at the church, but he supported his pastors and continued to serve faithfully in spite of those decisions.
God was 1st in his finances. Even when his world was turned upside down by cancer, he & my mom continued to tithe & give the first part of their income back to God. Tithing was an act of worship for him and still is for my mom.
God was 1st in his decisions. He learned to pray and ask God for wisdom as he looked for answers in Scripture or by talking with his pastor or other Christians he knew.
Celebrating 15 years & looking forward to an INCREDIBLE future.
Early on we wanted to make a difference in our communities by serving them in practical ways. We started out doing this 14 years ago and continue to do so today.
We love the people of Wise County and want to serve our communities in as many ways as we can through simple acts of kindness.
Through our Be Rich campaign, we’ve given nearly $100K back to our community over the past three years by investing in other organizations who serve our community.
Celebrating 15 Years & Looking Forward To An Even Greater Future! We got so excited as a church family as we started seeing the first building go up in 2006. This was another miracle of God as people stepped out in faith in the Fall of 2005 and gave sacrificially to help our dream become a reality. For us to impact the next generation we have to move forward in faith and serve sacrificially, give sacrificially and embrace our core values of Invite Connect Grow Go as those who’ve gone before us did!
Celebrating our 15th Birthday & looking forward to an INCREDIBLE FUTURE. One of my great memories was the day we came as families and put our handprints and some favorite Scripture on the walls of the current building as it was being built. We dedicated this building and all that would go on here to the Lord. At the very foundation of our current facility – behind the paint, sheetrock, tile, wood and carpet are passages of Scripture we wanted to be true of Grace Fellowship. I haven’t been able to find my photos of this event and asked our church family for help. I’m grateful Jeannine Powers still had these photos of their family at this landmark event.
Celebrating 15 years – looking forward to an INCREDIBLE future!
We have a team leaving today to serve with Mission of Hope (MOH) in Haiti; we’ve been serving in Haiti for years and have a great love for the people of Haiti and the work of MOH. Mission Of Hope’s mission is: “As an organization following Jesus Christ, Mission of Hope exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti. We desire to serve the nation of Haiti, and see lives changed.” Please pray for our team in Haiti this week. We also have a team of students and adults serving House of Faith in San Angelo this week; please pray for them too! Thank you.
I love the photos below. The young man being baptized is Zach Eubanks; the same young man (several years later) shown on his knees sharing the truth about Jesus with the people of Haiti. One of my favorite photos of all time from Haiti is this one of Pastor Michael praying for this lady from Haiti.
Celebrating 15 years! We moved to Paradise High School the first Sunday in June 2005 and celebrated by kicking off Summer in Paradise. I loved it because we all wore Hawaiian shirts! It was another great step of faith in our adventure of following God’s leadership!
We were and are committed to students & children because we believe God has called us to invest in the next generation.
So be very careful how you live. Live wisely, not like fools. I mean that you should use every opportunity you have for doing good, because these are evil times. Eph. 5:15-16 ERV