Hope you made it through Christmas and the New year in one piece. We just wanted to share a quick update from Suffolk. We just finished the year in review for 2012. We averaged about 115 for Sunday morning services in 2012, over 70 on Sunday nights, and 55 on Wednesdays. We had 311 visitors in 2012. We know of 23 that trusted Christ in 2012. So far our Winter attendance has remained strong, and God continues to bless.
I recently preached a four part series at CrossPointe called “Four conversations that changed the world.” Here are the sermon videos (side-note, the audio in the first two was acting up, we edited it the best we could)
Our baptistery is here! Our portable baptistery arrived at our doorstep. It is a great fit for our current facility. At 30 inches wide we can roll it in for a service and out afterward. We still have to stain it, but it looks awesome. It is super easy to roll, and fills up fairly quickly. We are planning on having our first baptisms at our new building this weekend. Can’t wait to show you some pics of it being used.
The last few weeks have been great. God has allowed us to see alot of people we’ve been praying for make decisions for Christ. It’s interesting that many times the people who get saved are there as a result of a friend or family member inviting them, as well as witnessing to them. Often we spend our time trying to reach strangers (which we are obligated to do), and overlook those closest to us. Please pray for the many close relationships we have here in Suffolk who need Jesus. There are many people close to us who need us to take that first step and introduce them to Jesus. The truth is it’s usually easier to tell a stranger than to tell someone close. I struggle with confidence all the time when trying to talk about Jesus. But we need to place our confidence in WHO we are talking about, not who is talking.