Pastor's Report 2012
March 24, 2013
After much prayer, a State approved device, and the green light from the city, our construction project started late Summer! The men put in a beautiful new walkway and by early Fall the inside work began. As the Lord provided, the project expanded to allow for an amazing Italian ceramic floor in the new foyer and throughout the downstairs hallway. We were also able to hire Dave Borque and crew to paint the foyer, hallway and the upstairs auditorium. After a few challenges, the folks at Keene Medical successfully installed a working chairlift. Amen! Special thanks to our friends at Kish Construction for their effort. Many of our own church family worked long and hard to contribute to the project as well. Praise God for Susien's design work, I was just going to have the whole church painted gray.
Our old friend Preacher Dan was in at the beginning of May to stir our hearts. The Rolands came for a weekend in August and brought their son and his family along to start their new ministry, The Vessels of Mercy.
We had our Baptism on September 9 and debuted our new portable baptistry. It was a blessing to be able to set up the baptistry right in the auditorium. It was also intriguing to see the reaction of our church family to the new baptismal pool. Although it is a blessing whenever any individual is baptized, it was especially rewarding to baptize so many children. It's good to see fruit grow out of our army of young people. Good work!
The following Saturday, September 15, we had another cookout at Slack's farm and had every bit as much fun as we had last year. It was also a blessing to have Bro. Don Davis back in November for our Missions Revival. The Lord has really used Bro. Don to build up our Missions program once again.
It was another busy year, with a church "packed" with people. I thank the Lord for all of the workers, teachers, children, new people and families as well as visitors. You make our church very special. Thank you all for having me to minister to you here at OBC.
Pastor Joe Scearbo