Thank you all our dear friends who have been thinking about us and praying for us today, the FIRST service of River City Bible Church.
Firstly.... I took the camera - but not the memory stick!! *sob sob weep!!!* - so no photos today. I need to see if anyone else played papparatzi... (sp?)
Anyway, we had a wonderful morning. We had at about 70 folk (40 adults, 30 children) join us - including two hitch-hikers! It was a lovely service. We enjoyed some words of encouragement from Pastor Russell Hohneck (Riverbend Bible Church) and of course The Handsome Pastor (sorry honey - I know you will be blushing!) preached a wonderful introductory message to 1 Thess, focussing on 'The Powerful Gospel'. It was an encouragement to my heart and reminded me afresh of the wonderful Saviour we serve.
We also enjoyed a lunch together afterwards - and have now farewelled 5 dear friends who stayed with us from the Hawkes Bay. And just to keep me humble, I have also been trying to get red ink out of my light coloured carpet..... a sweet little girl was trying to ink up some thank you notes for our guests.... and walked it through the house.... eeek! As I was reminded this morning, one expression of our love for the Lord involves serving one another - and I will serve this little servant hearted girl by making sure she doesn't feel bad about the carpet...... so off to dab some more...
Again, thanks for your love to us. We are exhausted but encouraged.
Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!