This year out theme was, "chasing the lion!" It has been all about taking risks and pursuing the dreams that God has given each of us. One of our dreams is to create an environment that connects with our community locally and to help others do that globally. Our goal is to help plant 25 churches over 5 years. As of today, we have reached our goal for $100,000 for this year!!!!! To date we have assisted planting 5 churches and we will be sending $7,000 towards our 6th church plant that will be established in India. Thank each of you who have given over this last year in tithes & offerings! It takes mo’ money for mo’ ministry and your investment has been absolutely amazing! This past year our church has grown in every aspect even in the midst of a recession! 215 people have made decisions to follow Jesus, 66 people have been water baptized and well over 600 people have made Freedom Life their church home! The numbers don’t tell all of the stories though. Marriages have been restored, people have been healed & set free from what has kept them bound for years! Many of you have grown significantly in your relationship with God this year! This coming weekend I’ll be talking about this past year and where we are headed next year in 2010! God has given me and our team big vision for this next year and I believe that the best is yet to come! Strap on your seat belts and get ready because 2010 is going to be one of the most thrilling and challenging years that we’ve ever lived! Thanks again for your generosity! I can’t wait to see you this Sunday for our Baptism celebration and vision casting day! Happy New Year’s! -Sam
P.S. Just a reminder, all year-end giving needs to be done by December 31st, 11:59 p.m. to be counted towards your 2009 giving statement.