I am excited about the month of February. I hope you will get involved with me in several things.
First, I hope you will read through the book of Acts with us. There are 28 days in February and 28 chapters in the book of Acts. I want to ask you as a family to sit down together and read the book of Acts with us. I will continue my normal Bible reading plan but be reading the book of Acts with Betty and then having prayer together. Would you make that commitment with me?
Second, I am excited because we are getting very close to our 4th year anniversary as a church. There are many things we need to do to get ready. This is a very special blessing. Will you be praying for me and the leadership of our church as we prepare for this special day. Will you be inviting people to celebrate with us. We want to have a special meal together that day, outside, Lord willing, under some tents. There will be several special activities also. Our Celebration Sunday (the day we celebrate our anniversary) will be March 21, 2010.
Third, on February 14th we will have a special service to encourage another pastor! I have invited Pastor Brian Rhodes and Lakeland Baptist Church to be with us. Pastor Rhodes and I will both preach that evening and then Vision will pray for Lakeland. I want other churches to know that we love them and are praying for them. We are not in competition with other good Bible preaching churches!
Lastly, we will be ordaining Mark Tolson to the gospel ministry on February 18th. This will be a very special evening. We have 3 outside preachers that will be coming to take part in the service. It will be a 2 hour service. I hope you will get it on your schedule and be with us.
Then tonight we will have a special annual business meeting. You see our financial report, meet all the leadership, and hear about our plans for 2010. I look forward to rejoicing with you.
God bless each of you and thanks for all you do.