Greetings in the grace and mercy of Christ. July, two years ago, God led our family to New Temple. There was a verse of scripture that God kept showing us as we prayed about His direction for us and New Temple, and it was Luke 1:37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.” God has over and again proved to us that His word is true and can be counted on. As we look back over what all He has accomplished in two years, we are humbled, and excited. Humbled that He would choose to bless as He has time and time again. Excited to know that if He can do all He has done in two years, we are excited to see what all He has in store for the future.
Thank you to everyone who made Operation Artic/VBS 2017, such a blessing. Each night we were served a wonderful hot meal and then participated in blessing others with a spiritual meal through God’s word. This year’s VBS was one of the best attended that our church has seen in the past fifteen years, and I ask you to join me in thanking God for pouring out His rich blessings on us. Our teachers, support staff, and Children’s director, Mrs. Mellissa Greathouse, did an outstanding job. Please continue to pray for God to water and bring to life those seeds that were planted during our VBS.
July has several good things coming our way also:
- July 2nd during our evening service time we will have a family cookout/fellowship time beginning at 5:00pm. We will be asking our folks to bring finger foods and desserts. We will meet in the fellowship hall for our meal and then, weather permitting, we will go across the street for outdoor games and fellowship.
- July13th – 23rd our church will have a group going to Uganda Africa on a mission trip. They will be taking supplies and most importantly the message of the Gospel to Uganda. Please join with me in praying for the team’s safety as well as the spread of the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the world.
- July 23rd during our evening bible study time we will be kicking off our in home small groups. These groups will be led by our deacons. The purpose of small groups is to fellowship and grow closer together outside of our normal church services. If you have questions about the small groups feel free to contact Bro. Steve Hunt.
We are looking forward to another great month at NTBC. To God be the Glory!
In His service,
Bro. J.J. Creel
1 Cor. 10:31