Yesterday was just nuts in church! It was the first Sunday since we started Hill City Church that I was literally unable to count how many were in attendance, but it is definitely fair to say that we had between 60-70 people which once again is more than we’ve ever had. Praise God!!!
Among the highlights yesterday was seeing a bunch of young girls off the estate marching into church with their Bibles under their arms, firing off their memory verses and demanding their prize lollipops! Awesome.
It was also great to have some new faces with us, including a local man who was one of the first people from the estate that I invited to church about two and a half years ago. It was the first time that he’d been and after the service he was utterly gobsmacked: “There’s just so much life here!” was all he could say. He said he’ll definitely be back! Hallelujah!!! On top of all that, the sung worship time was just immense and it was great to see people who didn’t even know Jesus a few months ago fully praising God – it makes it all worth while!
Anyway, alongside the massive encouragement comes a huge dilema – where the dickens do we go from here? There’s so much potential for the gospel to take root up here, yet we physically can’t take many more people (either logistically or legally). We are ramming our currnet venue to the max and haven’t got a great deal of options available to us. Therefore the church leadership has decided to spend the summer holidays in serious prayer to seek God’s will and wisdom with regards to the next step. We don’t really know what else to do – we have literally been squeezed to our knees! I’m writing this post to both encourage those who are reading (cos God’s moving and it’s awesome!) but also to ask you to pray with us (cos we don’t know what to do next but God does and we’re really keen to know what He’s got planned!)
Thanks guys and God bless you.