Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Immanuel Bible Church

As some of you may already know, the Elders at Immanuel Bible Church have unanimously voted to recommend Jesse to their congregation as Lead Teaching Pastor. Jesse and I flew to VA this past week in order for Jesse to preach to the congregation and meet many people in the church. We had a wonderful (and packed) trip! I just flew in this morning, and Jesse stays to meet with more people and preach this coming Sunday. Please be in prayer for the church members as they vote this coming Sunday, January 15.
Here's Jesse before church Sunday morning! The church has just been beautifully remodeled.
Between the 3 morning services, we were able to meet many of the church body. It's so exciting for us to meet other brothers and sisters in Christ, and find common bonds.
Jesse preached from Matthew 16: Unstoppable, The Building of the Church. If you want to listen to the message, or find more out about the church go to their website here.
Meeting more of the church family before the Q & A Sunday night.
Christian Pinkston moderated the questions that night. I sure was thankful that all except two were for Jesse to answer!
We look forward to see how God will work through His church. If we are called, we are thrilled for this opportunity, and look forward to serving our great Savior there. We already have friends, through the body of Christ. What a blessing! Please be in prayer as we might be leaving my family here in CA, our church, and dear friends. This quote was given to me by a friend, and has encouraged me to think eternally:
"We can have the contentment of home right now, wherever we are, because home for us is wherever God has us. In fact, home is more than this-home is Christ, who unites us to God our Father. In this home alone can we find contentment because it is the only home we will never have to leave."


azuremle said...

Was thinking about you last Sunday:) Praying about all the details and especially that you will trust in the Lord and know his surrounding steadfast love (ps 32:10)!

Eric said...

Exciting times, guys. Jesse, I remember you saying earlier this summer, "Deidre can't stop talking about visiting JH." Well, Leslie is now calling for a trip to DC.

Kendra aka The Meanest Momma said...

Hi Deidre,

I didn't actually get to meet you guys this week, but we are so excited for you & Jesse to be part of our church.

Blessings to you and your family, I will be praying for you during this time of transition!

In Christ,

aka The Meanest Momma ;)