Celebration Weekend

Valley Church

Valley Church

Six amazing weekends have passed, six great speakers have brought messages to us which have challenged and changed so many people. As I am writing this, I am looking forward to celebrating all that God has done, and what that will mean for our future, this coming weekend – our Celebration Weekend!

Michele and I have loved getting to know all our speakers better: new friends like Gary and Heather Snowzell who seem to plant campuses for fun; Ps. Biju who believes He can change a continent one life at a time; Jeff and Kay who despite their fame are the nicest and most encouraging people; and Ps. Dave Gilpin whose love for us and belief in us as people and as a church is so encouraging!

What has God been saying – I can only summarise it from my point of view – but it seems to me that over and over again the speakers were saying “Valley Church, you are on the right course, God is with you – keep going!!” Now I know all of us have much to learn, which means we as a church do too but, so far so good guys. Sure, we need to keep trusting in God and His power… only in Him can we achieve anything. We need to keep working hard and working on our relationship with Jesus, we need to keep telling people about our story with Jesus, we need to make sure we keep doing it together, united in the cause of Christ, BUT if we remain in Him, in His love, in His throne room, then we can take the Kingdom of God into this region, into this country and beyond into God’s world.

After these six weeks I am ready for all that God has in store for us, believing that maybe God can do even more than I could possibly imagine or dream about, knowing that all of heaven’s resources are at our fingertips, and we have many earthly friends willing us and cheering us on.

Church, I think we’ve seen nothing yet!!!!

– Ed

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