God is AWE-some! With a faith goal of £65,000 (US$99,243) God blessed months of bucket shaking in tube stations (tagging) and financial sacrifice as the church raised £69,786 ($109,734) to blow out our 20X Missions Goal! God also added five souls this month to the Kingdom in baptisms!
We started out the month with a bang at the University Of East London (UEL) as we were not only nominated the Top Student Society on campus, but at Devo we baptized Sandra an incredible campus student who was met at the “Freshers Fair” through the outreach of our UEL Campus Society SWAG (Students Who Apply God)!
A few days later on Sunday, Berenice – a young single woman – was baptized! She was met by Michele over a year and-a-half ago and after a wild follow-up story began studying the Bible again! She then attends our incredible Women’s Day and decides to LET IT (ALL) GO and study the Bible! Berenice comes from a religious background where her father was a very famous Pentecostal Pastor in Romania, and she even went to Africa at her own expense on missionary trips to “save the lost!” After doing her timeline with the sisters, she grabbed Michele’s pen and crossed out her whole religious experience and said that means nothing now! It was incredible to see “the scales fall from her eyes” as she became a true baptized disciple and the first seed for our Bucharest Crown of Thorns planting in 2021!
Then on Sunday, a Portuguese family was united in Christ as Regina the wife of our brother Helio was baptized!
The following Sunday, Doyin also made Jesus Lord after studying in less than two weeks! She was met by Maria on her way to our Women’s Midweek Service! Doyin attended with her and has been an incredible addition to the church with her infectious energy and warm heart!
To capitalize on “Footy Fever” this past weekend with England’s FA Cup Final on Saturday, we had our first official 2015 “Football Service” entitled WHO DO YOU SUPPORT? The energy was electric as disciples from over 30 Nations with hands in the air shouted team names while donning matching team jerseys to play seven minute round-robin football matches! We then had a nail-biter of a final as Ashley Adjai led his team to victory over a powerful, stacked team with semi pro player Sadique – who’s counting the cost!
Lastly the church is incredibly grateful to the Mighty LA Church for sending Anthony & Cassidy Olmos who will arrive in London late June! With their coming, Lord willing, we will begin regional services this year to achieve geographic expansion and even more numeric growth!