As Spring and warmer weather have arrived, we are grateful for the resurgence of life. The flowers are blooming, and the trees and shrubs are leafing out. Spiritually, we see God renewing lives as well on our Carthage Campus. A couple joined our LifeGroup, not sure whether they would stay. After several weeks, the couple took the courage to share that all their lives they had lived life their way and it hadn’t gotten them anywhere. They both decided they needed to live life God’s way. This couple came to know Jesus as their personal Savior and were baptized. When the challenge came to read through the Bible in a year, they eagerly started the challenge. As they read the Bible, they were blown away by the love God has for them and the world. As a LifeGroup we have seen tremendous spiritual growth in their lives. This Easter Sunday, numerous family members came to the service because they were invited by this couple. Lives are being changed in Carthage all because of your generous giving!
To bring you up to date with One Church:
- $2,701,853 was pledged and $2,163,949 has been received (80% of the pledged amount has been received).
- 10% of the One Church receipts help fund missions projects, including trips taken so far this year to Mexico, Haiti, and Arlington, Texas.
- The funds we borrowed from our reserves have been completely paid back, allowing us to save for the final One Church projects.
The next One Church project is at the Joplin Campus. Soon, remodeling will start to give the Worship Center a fresh and more attractive worship environment. The new design will appeal to people of all ages and help us reach more people for Christ.
You can give to One Church online at forestpark.tv/give or use the building fund box on our offering envelopes.
Because of His love,
Dexter and Donna Friesen on behalf of your One Church Follow-Up Team:
Jef and Misty Frost (Joplin)
Dexter and Donna Friesen (Carthage)
Derek and Sheri Towery (North)