Friday, July 03, 2009

IL(S),IN,KY,OH Regional Convention

We met for the first service on Friday night. From the very opening, the Spirit was present in a mighty way. We were blessed by wonderful singing, preaching, and outpourings of the Holy Ghost over and over again. It was wonderful to see the many visitors that we had present as well. We had some from Texas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Alabama as well as the rest from our region. We are also thankful from the visitors we had from within the region. One brother from TX, we went to BTI with. It was great to see Bro. Wolf again. It is even greater to know that we will be seeing him more frequently. He is moving to the region in the near future. He will be our new regional BTI Booster. We are also glad to welcome Bro. Anthony and Sis. Amy Dyer. Bro. Anthony will be the new pastor for Sellersburg, IN. Anna will be glad as well, Jackson Dyer and her like playing with each other. It was great to have some from our new church in Somerset, KY. The Lord is really blessing them. Someone has donated land for a new building, and according to my understanding they have already gotten some work done on the land. I am excited to hear about the things that are taking place in our region. There are many encouraging signs of things on the near horizon. I can't wait to see what God is going to do throughout the next year. If our convention was any sign of the outpouring of the Spirit during the next year, we have much to look forward to. We had 115 in attendance about a 40% increase over last year. Please pray for our region as we continue to spread the message of the gospel. We currently have a couple of missions operating that it would be great to see become full fledged churches over the next year.