Several area churches came out every night and supported the meetings which I know was a blessing to the folks at New Hope. Old Time Baptist Church in Hamburg (our home church for 23 years) moved their midweek service over on Wednesday. It was good to see Pastor Lou Guadagno and so many of the folks who came out and we enjoyed the fellowship with them before and after the service. Pastor Kevin Friedman (Faith Baptist Church in Springville) and most of his church were there each night including Thursday which is their midweek service.
One particular testimony that was a blessing was a dear lady in the church who got saved after the service on Friday night. She said on her Facebook page later: "Tonight I realized I had a relationship with "church"... With "ministry"... With "people in the church"...with my "Bible"....with a "Profession" (that was made 32 years ago) But Never with Christ Himself!" And that is what salvation is all about - Christ. It's not US - it's HIM! It's not DO - it's DONE! Praise the Lord!!!
You will notice in the pictures below one of Stacie and my mom. I just wanted to add that we have been staying with her during our time in New York and have been enjoying visiting with her.
|Theme for the week - "The Knotted Rope"|
|What a distinguished group of gentlemen!|
|Evangelist Don Hardman and wife, Laura, speaking with Pastor Jack Seiler|
|Stacie and my mom, Joy|
|The Palczewski Sisters singing a special|
|"Jesus loves me, this I know!"|
|Pastor Micah Seiler leading the congregational singing|
|More special music|
|Evangelist Don Hardman preaching|
|Evangelist Craig Cobb preaching|