As I walked amongst the 3000+ attendees on our campus during the Harvest Festival, I was struck by our unique community. We live in a highly diverse area - ethnically, culturally and linguistically.
The world has moved into Elk Grove.
Not only that but when we look at the map of where our congregation lives, we see that it stretches from Lodi to North Highlands to Roseville and Murrieta. We have over 4000 active addresses on this map. God is challenging us daily with the complexity and size of moving our people and community closer to Jesus. This Kingdom work can only go on because of your participation, prayers and gifts. During a year of significant change you have been faithful and kept our Church strong and we appreciate it so very much.
Evidence of God’s activity has been all around us:
- We have had 36 people accept Jesus as their personal savior and we have already baptized 103 this year. In addition, as a result of our ongoing mission project in Ansari, India, 28 believers were baptized there during the last quarter!
- Casa de Luz is planted and growing and is excited about its new beginning in South Sacramento.
- Over 200 volunteers ministered to 500+ kids during summer Mega Camp
- Harvest Festival was a huge success this year. 300 volunteers served over 3000 of our neighbors who visited our campus and celebrated. Praise God!
- As part of our local mission activities, Winter Sanctuary for the homeless of Elk Grove will be held for two weeks during the Christmas season. Come and be a part of this heartwarming ministry!
- Kidzone has moved forward. The parking lot and main street have been completed before the rains. Next we'll be installing the ramp and completing the landscaping and interiors.
The Elders and the Senior Pastor Search committee continue to work diligently in seeking Gods direction in filling this very important position. We understand that many of you are anxious to see this completed quickly. God is sovereign and we are confi dent that he will supply the right man in His time.
You have blessed our church, community and staff by your gifts and in turn HE is blessing you for being a faithful follower of Jesus.
Thank you so much from the FBC Team.