What an incredible privilege to be part of an amazing Body of Believers! Tonight we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of The Mission Society. Many of our friends were recognized for many years of faithful service. One precious saint is 80 years young and still working on her Russian so that she can share Jesus with Russian speakers here in the U.S. (after serving many years in Kazakhstan).
Yesterday I commented to our friends Travis & Lorna (serving in Namibia) that I was so excited to introduce them to our "family" - meaning the folks from Gainesville who are here serving in childcare and leading in worship. Travis said, "I thought WE were your family!" Then it hit me how blessed we are to be part of such a LARGE family....the BODY of Christ! This weekend has been very special as we have introduced our precious friends from Gainesville to our precious friends from around the globe! A special thanks to the GAINESVILLE/OCALA team serving us this week.
Tonight we were also privileged to hear a powerful message on The GREAT Commission from all four Gospels from Dr. Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary.
Again Jesus said,
"Peace be with you!
As the Father has sent Me,
I am sending you." John 20:21
As His followers, we are authorized and sent to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
Denny & Cindy Heiberg