I’m totally amazed at how God is at work in the world. Daily I have conversations with individuals who are being obedient and following the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Bill Hybels has a saying that goes like this, “There is nothing like the local church when the local church is being the church.” I would agree with Bill 100%. The local church is awesome. What makes up the local church? People. When people are obedient to the promptings of God there is nothing sweeter here on earth.
I would like to encourage everyone to be in prayer for Eastside’s Elders. We are praying about a lot of different issues, situations and opportunities that are before us. We are seeking the Lord’s perspective and power as we move into the New Year. Please lift us up daily before the Lord. We want to honor HIM in all we do.
Also please be in prayer for Albert Brewer as he is on the verge of passing from this life into eternity. Albert is 91 and is in the nursing home. Richard Noel had a family member to pass away in Louisville and the funeral is Friday.
I had the secretary to run a report for me as it relates to the giving patterns here at Eastside for 2009. Here is what she gave me:
$200.00 or less — 67 families
$200.00 – $499.00 — 31 families
$500.00 – $999.00 — 22 families
$1,000.00 – $1,999.00 — 22 families
$2,000.00 – $4,999.00 — 29 families
$5,000.00 – $$9,999.00 — 12 families
$10,000.00 – $14,999.00 — 5 families
$15,000.00 or more — 7 families
I would like to thank everyone who supports the outreach ministry here at Eastside. You should be receiving your contribution statements before the end of the month.