Today we had the Official Opening & Dedication of our latest church plant, Hope Baptist Church, Nasedegu.
It was a day of celebration with over 600 adults and children attending, from many villages. Our church in Kachere was present, as well as several others from different villages.
Pastor Ed preached the Word from 2 Chronicles 7, where the Lord responded to Solomon and told him what should the people do in order for their prayers to be listened every time they pray.
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
The church is not a man’s invention, but God’s. Jesus is the Head of the Church and God will protect and preserve it (Matt. 16:18). The church is made out of true worshippers who worship God in Spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). The church is not the building but the belivers, “living stones being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Pet. 2:5).
Before all the people in Nasedegu, before all the visitors from near and far, before the chief and, more importantly, before the Lord, we have committed and dedicated the building to the work of the Lord in Nasedegu. It will be a place where children of God will worship and praise God, give thanksgiving to Him and lift up prayers. We will read, teach, preach, hear, listen to and obey the Word of God. It will be the place where the Lord’s ordinances will be followed and where sinners will be able to hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
May God help us so!