We stopped in Rawlins, for the night, and since it was Wednesday night, decided to look for a Wednesday Evening Service/study at a church in town. We saw a sign pointing up the hill towards First Baptist Church, and were invited in. The pastor, Harvey, gave a talk on 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, as part of a study of both Corinthian books. He shared the good news of the resurrection – Christ’s and our own because of Him.
We received a prayer request from Kathy, a member there that attended that night – To be with First Baptist as its numbers dwindle, and for all the churches in the area that have experienced a loss of membership as members move away as the jobs leave or just advancing in age and going to be with the Lord. We encouraged them to stay the course: keep preaching the gospel, and focusing on living Christ’s love for other people. Numbers aren’t a sign of a church being alive, and even a small congregation is just as important and can be very effective for the Lord. Please pray that the Lord brings fruit through this congregation and that the Lord sustains them.