glory, for, after all, men are only vessels through whom He can work. “ To God be the glory, great things He hath done!”
necessary. So once again, by faith, God has given certain leaders in our church real discretion and love in carrying on this program. God has enlarged our staff to the point where now we have proper supervision o f each area. The Sun day school too, meeting in double sessions now fo r three years, has seen real results through teach ing the Word, and emphasizing the ingredient o f faith. Yes, God is faithful and He will not let us down. The question comes: Will we continue to trust Him to meet all o f our needs, ac cording to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus? He has promised to do so i f only we will have faith in Him. Today it seems we walk by sight rather than by faith. In an article by A. B. Simpson I read that when we pray fo r more faith, in reality we are praying fo r God to give us more by sight. By faith we act upon the promises that He has given us already. We need to remember that it is a mat ter o f claiming these promises so He can give us what He has said He would. May God challenge us in the day and age in which we live, to live by faith, remember ing that we are saved by faith. In this way God alone receives the
ous setting, with two streams go ing through the camp and with a new recreational lake which has thirty-six miles o f shoreline di rectly above the camp! S in c e starting, God has moved us into fou r different building programs at church. All has been accomp lished by faith. Now by faith the congregation is moving into a building program to construct a new auditorium. So the people have, by faith, moved forward. They have given a sizable amount to missions. In the history o f our church, the least amount the church has given back to missions o f what came in, was thirty-three percent. We must be mission-minded! We mu3t re member that there are unsaved abroad and at home. When so many come as new converts, such as over two hundred who came last year to receive Christ as their Saviour, they must be nurtured in the Lord by faith. More than one hundred and thirty o f these followed through with baptism, join ing the church last year, and the majority are engaged'in home Bible study classes. In addition, many came by letter and state ment o f Christian experience. A real follow-up program now is
The Staff discussing the proposed site of the new sanctuary. Left to right: Pastor Royal Blue, Gary Kearley, Youth Pastor; Jean Matthews, Church Secretary; Samuel Post, Assistant Pastor; and David McMartin, Visita tion Pastor.
One of the Gospel Outreach teams that go into the rural areas during the summer months and again on follow-up dur ing the winter. OCTOBER, 1968 35
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