Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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. 
 Happy June!

1 comment:

  1. John and Laura,
    I'm so happy to see you are blogging for all of us who want to hear your adventures and your observations. What an exciting journey! Will pray for you to have a safe and glorious time. With love, Aunt Bev