We had a glorious day Sunday celebrating our family's move to Immanuel Bible Church.
Michael Easley, who was the lead teaching pastor at IBC in the past, preached the installation service.
Here's a little video snapshot from the service: http://vimeo.com/37750901
We were completely surprised to find out that one of the elders at IBC asked John and Lisa Martin to come sing at the service. We were so excited to have them there. I was filled with tears all three services as they sang! John MacArthur also had a video trailer that was played in the morning. He was extremely encouraging towards Jesse and the church here.
All the music that morning was incredible!
The elders prayed and layed hands on us at the end of each service.
After church, we came home for lunch with all the family that came in from out of town. There was Deb, Dad, Mom, Aunt Jennifer, Aunt Dottie, Gale, Jim, Aunt Deb, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa, and Kevin Edwards. Kevin came to the morning services, stayed with us that afternoon, and prayed at the evening service- we were so glad to have him here!
Gigi put the finishing touches on the horse Grandpa made.
Can you believe Grandpa made this wooden rocking horse?! The girls absolutely love it.
That evening, there was another service where Jesse gave a devotional from Colossians 1. The Martins and others lead beautiful worship, my dad closed in prayer, and the church body all signed a Bible for Jesse.
After the evening service, we had a dessert reception in the atrium.
It was a wonderful day celebrating what God is doing in our lives and the life of this church. We are so thankful for our family making the effort to be here, and for this body of believers that have so warmly welcomed us.