Friday, May 30, 2008

Welcome

We are entering into a new season here at Rapha with renewed hope and purpose. For 25 months, God has given us grace to conduct services on Sunday Morning. We have grown as a people and community of believer's. We have sent many out into the world as disciples and the reports we are getting from them is that their relationship with God continues to grow. That is our main purpose----make disciples, not church-goers. Men who hear God for themselves and have a passion to share with others what God has done in their life. Men who have become students of the Word of God.

Last year I received what I thought was a leading from God to move the Sunday meeting to Saturday night. As it turned out, the leading was from God but the timing was not yet. SO we waited and prayed over what we were hearing. This year it became very evident that what we had heard was truly God. A series of incidents opened the door for a move to Saturday night.

This Saturday Night we will host our first service. It will begin at 7 p.m. and Seth Barber will be our speaker. Our hope is that the service will be lead by the Holy Spirit and not an order produced by us, so we want to leave room for the Spirit to speak through others. Through Scripture, through a testimony, through a prayer request, and through worship.

There are a lot of new areas that the Church@Rapha is being led toward. Areas that exceed anything I could ever dream of and that is why I know God's hand rests upon us. Please be in prayer for us as begin this new meeting.

Please check back weekly for new postings concerning what God is doing here at Rapha.

God on you...........

mb

For Your Information:
The Church@Rapha exists as a separate entity from the Rapha program. We receive no funds from Rapha other than the use of the chapel. All monies taken up through our tithes and offerings are sent back out into the community to help and aid those who are in need. We do use a percentage of the money to take care of any physical needs of the service such as repair or replace any equipment we use in the meeting. As a church we are supporters of Nori and Barbie Kelley, missionaries based in Colorado. Nori and Barbie have produced a number of worship Cd's in different countries. They have recorded and released the first ever Russian Worship CD as well as the first Japanese worship CD. They travel the world teaching and helping new churches with worship teams. We deem it an honor and privilege that God allows us to be a part of the ministry Nori and Barbie Kelley are called to.

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