Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lots of Good News today!

I'm 19 years old and I have been born and raised in Pentecost; It never gets old. It's always awesome when God reaches down and touches you again, and it's always exciting to see new people in the altars and God working in their lives. This morning we had an awesome service. A lady in our church has been teaching a Bible study to her co-worker who came to our service today. She had tears in her eyes throughout the service and was the first one to come to the altar. After she prayed, she told the lady that has been teaching her a Bible study, "I want to be baptized!" Praise God!! God is working on her! One of our new converts brought her youngest brother to church today, and God really touched him. He seemed touched in kid's church as well... (we had an AWESOME puppet show!) Hey, who says God can't touch someone with a puppet show? He did today! Anyhow, he came to the altar to pray and was crying... It was his first time and he didn't get the Holy Ghost, but he said afterwards "You people are incredible." It's not us, it's the Spirit that's in us! :) He was blown away by the service and what he felt. I think he'll be back.

We also had a backslider come to church who God moved on that said "I really need to come back to church." AND, a man who literally told my dad he would never come to our church came today for the 2nd time! God is good! He is very humorous, but later he told my dad "You know, my humor covers up a lot of my pain." God is dealing with him. It is just so exciting to see things happening and prayers being answered in our church. And all of this happened today! It's spring time in the spirit! Thank you Jesus!

It takes awhile to get there and we did have to fight to get where we are - with losses along the way - but looking back I can see that even through the losses, we have been on the winning side and we have gone forward. If you are doing something for God, don't give up just because things aren't happening the way you want them too. The only answer is to keep doing what's right! Eventually it will come to pass you and will reap what you sow.

Psa 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.


Anali V. said...

Awesome news! Hurray!

Carol Connell said...

Beautiful post, Jen. You made me cry. I am so thankful for what the Lord is doing among us. God is so good! There are battles to fight along the way, but if we keep holding onto God, He gives us victories. I hope you don't mind if I make a link to this post on my blog. I want others to see this. Love you daughter!!

Kathy McElhaney said...

Awesome! Resurrection Day is so special - I love reading how God does special things on that day.

Jennifer Connell said...

Anali - Hurray is right! I love it!

Mom - I think you have been getting more emotional lately. ;) Hehe It really is awesome though, and I don't mind at all if you put a link on your blog. Love you too!!

Sis. McElhaney - It really is such an awesome day. And it's easy to get people to come to church! lol

Rhonda Jewel Menzies said...

Awesome! Always enjoy reading your blog, such a blessing. Give your beautiful family my greetings. Much prayer for ya'll and the work out there. God Bless!

Rhonda Menzies

Jennifer Connell said...

Rhonda! Miss you girl! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. We really appreciate the prayers! Love you!

Hanna said...

Love it!