12-07-16 Jones Family Missions Update
The JONES Family
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Merry Christmas! We are so thankful for the Lord’s provision this year and the doors He has opened for us as we have launched Crosspoint Baptist Church. So much happened just this past weekend!
God has been so gracious to our little church plant. We wanted to participate in the tree lighting festivities at city hall and asked for permission to pass out hot chocolate and invite people to church. The lady in charge let us know that they had cookies and cocoa donated because they serve that each year. However, she told us we were welcome to be the ones to serve it and manage the booth. We were so excited! When does the city provide the items and booth for outreach?! One man asked how our church was “chosen” to do this. I was thinking, “We just asked and….God.” We stand amazed at God’s provision.
A similar thing happened for a city sponsored Fall Festival. They provided the games, booth, and prizes; and we were able to have about 8-10 people from the church participating in each of these events. Once again, this gave us another opportunity to invite people to the church, be a witness, and have a presence at a large citywide event.
Church planting has certainly been challenging, but God’s hand has been very evident. We had the joy of 11 people graduating from Continue discipleship on Sunday during the morning service and having two baptized that afternoon! We have a few others ready and waiting to be baptized next time as well.
McKenzie, Noah, and Luke continue to have the opportunity to minister each Monday at the public school Bible club and have had two teenage boys accept Christ as Savior in the past two club meetings. Please pray for these young men as they grow in the Lord. Please pray for Levi as he finishes his first semester of college over the next week. We are so thankful for his graphic design help and all the many things the boys do to serve faithfully. Also, please pray for fruit as we go out canvassing and doorknocking.
We are so grateful for each of you and pray for you often. Thank you for your continued prayer and faithfulness in supporting us financially!
Isaiah 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else
Praise the Lord!
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