In our recent travels this past weekend we had the privilege of enjoying a wonderful Valentine meal at Rock Island Community Church put on by the men. They did a great job and the women were impressed. About 50 people, plus a number of children in another room, gathered in the converted sanctuary for a time of food, fellowship and games. Pastor Dennis Stark shared a short devotional from 1 Corinthians 13 encouraging our hearts toward Godly love expressed in tangible ways. We stayed overnight with the Starks and after breakfast headed next door for Worship. To our delight, and the answer to many people's prayer over the years, 58 people were in the service. It seems they've been averaging around 50 the last few weeks. Dennis and Lori are thrilled, not only with the attendance, but the ladies "New Believers" Bible Study, Youth Group attendance and overall positive attitude in the church. Praise the Lord!
Sunday afternoon found Bob at Dan & Donna Bong's residence for the Wenatchee Valley Bible Church Board meeting. Then around 5pm we joined with a few of the folks from the church to share the ministry of N.I.C.E. and the IFCA International and even answered some questions. Following this time Bob shared from Romans 8:31-39 and God's Incredible Love. The Bong's continue to reach out to the ethnic community of Wenatchee with a diversity of Hispanics and one young Russian couple. Even with Donna's physical limitations of MS, she continues to minister to the Care Givers and provides a cheerful attitude & smile. Praise the Lord!