*We went from being $250k in debt, to debt free!
*We remodeled the whole inside of the building with surplus in the bank and only have the outside left to do (which starts on Monday)!
*We began a benevolence ministry every Friday morning from 10-12 for our community and have given over $15,000 to help those in need.
*We have grown about 70-100 in attendance.
*We have put elders and leaders in place.
*We have begun small groups.
*We have seen young couples come, give their lives to Christ, and decide to restore their marriages.
*We have seen addicts bow their knee to Christ and overcome their strongholds.
*We have had strong leaders come, jump in and dedicate their lives to serving.
And most importantly:
*We have seen over 35 people give their lives to Christ and we have had the privilege to baptized them as well.
I feel so blessed and honored to be a part of a place where I sense the presence of the Holy Spirit fill the room every time we meet. I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve beside a group of people that I call my family!
Our church has gone through a radical transformation over the last year. We see throughout scripture that God chose to rename those whom He brought through spectacular changes, and with much prayer, we have done the same with New Hope. We are now "East Coast Church". Thank you all who serve faithfully at ECC! I pray that there is an outpouring of God's blessings over your life. Be encouraged that your service is enhancing the Kingdom of God!!!
Please continue to run the race and do not grow weary! There is definitely more work to be done here!
I love you East Coast family!