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new vantage point

I’m normally leading Bible study on Sunday mornings but today we had a guest speaker and I got my kids to sit in to hear the sermon.  I sat in the last pew of the church so I was able to observe the congregation from a new vantage point.

A new member of our church gave a testimony – the prayers that we’d been praying for him and his family were answered this week.

I looked over to my left and saw the young mother that got baptised earlier this year.

A few rows ahead I saw the lady who’d just come to Christ two months ago and then seated next to her was the other woman whose life had been radically changed within the month.

Just before the offering, a new mother snuck in the back with her sleeping baby in her arms.  She is going to be baptised next month.  She was followed by her sister (who also got baptised earlier this year) and then her cousin and her soon to be cousin-in-law who are getting baptised as well and getting married in our church in a few weeks.

I couldn’t help but sit back in awe and praise God for using our church in the way since He closed the door on the previous chapter of our ministry.  It’s been such a blessing to see God at work and being a part of it.  Coming home excited and encouraged after church happened less often than not where we were last stationed so it’s a refreshing and welcomed change.

There’s a season for everything and right now, we are in the season of growth and multiplication.  It is good.  God is good.  All the time :).

– Ames –


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