An Inviting Place
Dear Meadowood Family,
I must say I am thoroughly enjoying our Wednesday nights. We are having good numbers of people meet in the chapel. We have singing, prayer time, and a message from God's Word. Presently we are studying in the book of Exodus. What has especially excited me in the past weeks is that we have had eight and sometimes more young adults join us from a Group Home in Midwest City.
Brian Russell, a member of our church who lives in the Group Home, started coming on Wednesday night. The next thing I knew he brought a couple of his friends. Brian and his friends kept inviting others. They even have one of their caregivers attending.
On January 30, one of the young men Brian invited came up to me and told me he wanted to be baptized. His name is Wade.
Incidentally, last Sunday, Brian and his father and mother, Danny and Jacque Russell, brought another young man named Tracey. After the service they introduced me to Tracey. I had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with him, and Tracey gave his life to Jesus.
Right now Brian Russell is bringing more people to church than anyone else in our membership and lives are being changed because of it.
I hope Brian's example would inspire all of us.
I am inviting people. I hope you are as well.
The Lord is doing a special work at Meadowood. You never know whose life can be changed, whose family can be restored, who can be delivered from the entanglement of sin, or who could meet Jesus for the first time and receive eternal life when we extend the invitation for them to attend.
John 1:40-42 says Andrew followed Jesus, but he didn't keep the Good News to himself. He went to his brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah" and brought him to Jesus.
May the Lord Jesus inspire all of us to be like Andrew and Brian Russell in that we pray, witness, help people in need, and invite them to church.
These are the greatest means we have of bringing people to Christ.