Thursday, March 5, 2009

March Newsletter 2009

SIX BAPTIZED:
Cornerstone Biblical Baptist Church held a baptism service on January 18th, 2009, with 6 being baptized. We are praising the Lord for what he is doing with the young people at our church. We have had several this past month come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. God sees children as important and the devil sees his own deceitful motives through children important. He is fighting for our young people. The devil is fighting so the parents won't send their children to church. Please continue in prayer with us as we are in the heat of the battle.

VALENTINE BANQUET:
CBBC hosted a Valentine Banquet. The church invited the youth from Mt. Calvary and Rehoboth Baptist Churches. We had 39 in attendance. Some folks from our church did skits. The first one was a funny one, about Moses calling into emergency 911 (or for here in Ghana 192) at the burning bush and the second one was about a snail in a wrapped box as a graduation gift illustrating a lesson on purity. Then we had the dinner with the men from our church serving and a devotional on, God's Providence and God's Glory from God's Word which Can Make Us See Clearly, in the book of John. Before the banquet Pastor Davis a missionary from Mt. Calvary suffered a heart attack/angina attack. He was taken to the hospital and stabilized. He and his wife since flew back to the States to have on going tests done. Please pray for him and his wife Shelia. They hope to return to Ghana in July.

REAPING THE HARVEST:
From West Ridge School we have seen many excepting Christ. We had a teen boy get saved on Friday after our new Assistant Growing class. Koasi is discipling two from West Ridge on Sundays and Prince is discipling four at his home on Thursdays. My wife through the help of Prince saw 3 girls get saved this Sunday after Jr. church. From our Bible school here two students have graduated. On of those students was from Mt. Calvary and received a diploma from our Pastoral course the other student received a diploma from our Biblical Studies course. At a Mission Conference where I had a speaking engagement there where 3 saved, several surrendered their lives to God, and others surrendered to pastor/preach.

BITS OF BREAD: The pattern, the Standard-
"The Model Church - It takes the Work of Faith"
"...how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son..." I Thessalonians 1:9b,10a

I. They Receive God's Word - Accepts It no matter the condition their in. V6,9

II. They Example God's Living Word - To other believers in Its life changing affect. V7,9

III.They Spread God's Word Abroad - To those in every place, near and far. V8,9

IV. They Look Forward To The Fulfilling Of God's Word - In the Soon & Immutable Return of Christ our Redeemer. V10

Prayer Request/Church Schedule
Cornerstone Biblical Baptist Church of Sekondi/Essikado
Sunday Morning Service 9/10 AM
Sunday Afternoon Teachers Training (once a month) 12 Noon
Sunday Evening Service 5 PM
Monday Evening Ladies Bible Study (twice a month) 5 PM
Tuesday Evening Men's Discipleship Class 6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Master Club 5:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Prayer Meetings 7 PM
Friday Evening Assistant Growing Class 5 PM
Saturday Morning Village Mtg/Visitation 8:15/9:30 AM
Prince and Koasi - Bible School/Preaching
Students in Church having school exams
Fisherman in Church boat repairs
A new comer in church has a funeral for his sister
Car Problems