The semester finished with a few graduations, mostly among our international students from Warren’s conversation groups. We are thankful for the three professions of faith from among those students this year. The Lord opened hearts to be receptive to the truth when in many cases, they had never heard of Jesus Christ or His good news. God receives the glory as He uses many people working together, usually without conscious coordination on their part, to explain and answer the many questions one would have in hearing the gospel for the first time. This way, God receives all the glory rather than one person thinking he or she had done it all. Praise the Lord for Hs mercy for sinners, and grace to pursue us by all means He desires.
We are thankful for the summer to work on projects around the property. One of the residences is in desperate need of exterior painting. Two of our trustees have taken that project as theirs to get it prepped and done. We are thankful that they are handling that project while Warren and Brad handle an interior remodel of one of the other residences. Praise God for His seemingly tireless servants as they labor for His kingdom as good stewards of the gifts He has given.
This summer, the summer edition of The Hedge will be meeting on Tuesday nights with limited services, but with Bible study per the request of the handful of students who will be around for summer school or work. Praise God for His children who desire fellowship with the believers and continued blessing from God’s Word.
Thank you to the churches and individuals of our association who pray and support this mission outreach to the young adults and college students of our area. We are looking forward to church camp and being able to fellowship with some of the young adults that we only get to see there. Praise the Lord that we live in a country where the believers can gather for worship, Bible study, and fellowship without fear of persecution from the government. God bless and keep those believers in harm’s way.