Greetings from Killeen, TX. God has been helping us greatly in the last several months. Pastor James and Renee Rosario took the helm of leadership in November 2010 and God has been astounding us here. There is not enough space or time to relate all the good things God has done for us, so here are some highlights. In March we did the play “Twice Dead”: the Roman Gutierrez story. We labored for several weeks and joined forces with several congregations in outreaching for the play and subsequent revival. The play was powerful with 80 visitors in attendance with 32 made decisions for Christ. The altar was packed after Pastor Gutierrez gave his testimony and prayed with those who came forward. Need number saved. We see visitors in almost every service and have recently baptized 8 new converts.
Another hallmark was a recent revival with Evangelist Marty Carnegie. We had visitors from as far away as Pennsylvania come to the services and were powerfully touched by God. The first night of the revival was of the caliber that most revival services end with. Brother Carnegie ministered powerfully each service; one notable sermon entitled “The Glory of a Child” had great impact on our congregation.
We continue supporting area churches with monthly outreach teams. We have a dedicated group of people that look expectantly for the opportunity to take the gospel to another city and partner together with various churches. We recently brought Pastor Jon and Tracy Stapleman back for redirection. They labored admirably for six years in Copperas Cove; it is a joy to have them back with us. They have already gotten right in the flow of things by following up on new converts and opening their home to people.
April 8-10 we held our annual Harvester’s Homecoming. Many commented that this year was the best one ever! The theme was “A Time of Refreshing”. It was truly refreshing to hear powerful sermons from preachers like Pastor Campbell, Asghar Ghafoor, and our very own Pastor James Rosario. Churches from as far as Chicago, IL, Colorado Springs, Co, Louisiana, Kansas City, and all parts of Texas were in attendance. We announced Pastor Jesus and Maribel Barajas would be transitioning from Kansas City, KS to join our staff as leaders of our Follow-Up ministry. We have at long last been able to fix our roof and many saints have been working hard to get our concert/drama scene: “the Underground” up and running. By publishing time of this report we expect to have had many souls saved in this ministry as we begin to take all of summer 2011 for Jesus! Many thanks to Pastor Mitchell, the Prescott congregation and Pastor Campbell, the Chandler church decades of prayer, exampleship, and investment on our behalf.