View of the front of the church...
This is part of a factory so each Saturday night they clean this room and get it set for Sunday morning.
Ritchel welcoming everyone to the service...
His zeal for the Lord is contagious!
Tom speaking from John 12
Tom talked about the three different kinds of people found in John 12.
a) people who will stand by you
b) people who stand against you
c) people who stand by you when it is convenient
an interpretive dance...
These young ladies are both 12 years old... do you remember being that young and full of energy?!
hanging out after church
This little baby was passed around from person to person and never once cried
or showed any discomfort with being around so many people.
After the service was over we all stayed together for a time of fellowship. There was a BIG pot of rice and beans, just enough chicken for everyone to have a taste along with coleslaw. We women got to work right away filling plates with food, cups with juice and carefully rationing it all out to make sure it would go around.
Ritchel has challenged us all to know one another's names so this get-together was also a time to go around and make sure that you are familiar with everyone... apparently he is going to start testing us soon on how many people we know.
This little church does not have name as yet... but it is growing in numbers. Last week we had 24 people present and this week there were 28. Two new families showed up while some from last week were missing due to work schedules. It was exciting to meet a couple that had not been in church for many years venture back into fellowship with other believers.
This time last year Tom, Spencer and I were in Turkey facing Easter in a Muslim country and missing out on our Russian church family celebration. Now, Tom and I are excited to be facing the impending holiday with this new fellowship and eager to bond with them as family too.
So how was your Sunday? And are you looking forward to Easter where you are?