May 2019

The Well

I just wanted to say that it has been another great year in our afterschool program called, “The Well”. As you know, each week, for many years now, we go and pick up children from all 3 elementary schools in our community and the early childhood development center. We give them a snack, have some total group time where they learn scriptures and how to pray, have recreation time, and go to a bible teaching time by grade levels, until they gather again for a closing total group time.

Special thanks to the Director, Linda Boyd, and everyone who helped prepare the snacks, drove a bus, led recreation, taught a class, and did anything else to make this happen week after week for 8 months. It is an excellent ministry!

I also want to thank all the cook teams who provided the meals for the Well family dinner, including Jenny Pathkiller, who coordinated them. This has been a new ministry that we have added to The Well, in which families have gathered around a table with a church host to fellowship with one another. At first, I led a devotion and then later, led a 30-minute bible study for the group. Special thanks to our table hosts too. They were great!

The Well family dinner has been a lot of work, but it has also been fruitful. For the 2018/2019 year, we averaged 8 families consisting of 31 persons attending the dinners. We also averaged about 30 people in leadership, either serving on cook teams or serving as table hosts. What’s more, several of these new families have attended worship on Sunday mornings!

More than anything else, I want to give God the glory, realizing that God has done some incredible work through all those who have served in this ministry. We have seen the fruitfulness of the seeds we have sown in these families’ lives. God has shown us that there are people who need Christ, but are hesitant to get involved in a church. God has used us to make those people feel welcome in this place, where we worship, teach, fellowship, and reach out to others in the name of Jesus Christ.

We have much to celebrate! Indeed, we are blessed!

In Christ’s footsteps we walk,
Pastor Roger