Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Indian believers face tough times...

I read this interesting article on the cover page of the WSJ this morning and wanted to pass it on to you. This article reminds us to pray for our brothers and sisters overseas who face difficult times when they become followers of Jesus Christ...

Monday, September 17, 2007

my wife's video blog...

I'm not sure how this happened, but my wife has become more high-tech than me, sporting video of our kids on her blog - check out the craziness of the Ferguson Home. And she has an updated interface with all kinds of family pictures. We probably need to have more children - she's got way to much free time on her hands. ;-)


Bringing it...

So last week was launch Sunday, and maybe I was a little nervous, or maybe I just didn't have that much to say, but long-story short, I went 26 minutes in my sermon. You wouldn't believe the grief I got in the office last week for my "improved" sermon style. Not that there is anything wrong with a short sermon, but I was back in true form this Sunday - 33 minutes, baby! How you like them apples? ha!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Church Is Launched!

Sunday was a really great day. It was very exciting to see God use everyone on our team. Too many great stories to share in a short blog posting – more later when I'm not running around working on visitor follow-up and trying to prepare next Sunday's sermon. Barie and I sat around Sunday night and told story after story of how we saw God at work in the families that we talked to on Sunday – too much fun. We've received lots of great feedback on everything – people were very excited about our worship team and our children's ministry team and our cool family-worship time called KidzLife FX.

We counted 319 between the two services, so from last week’s worship attendance, we had a jump of right at 200 people in worship. We are figuring that about 40 of those were family and friends who came in for the first service, so my best guess at this point is about 160 first-time local visitors – very exciting.

We had two families that came to my house Sunday night for the desert time, and both of them were very interested in the church and will probably stick around.

We are working now on processing all the names and visitors for our teams - got to run, still working on that…

Please continue to pray over our team – lots of sickness with our staff and elders & our kids. We all very much feel like we’re in an intense spiritual battle right now.