I would like to thank all of you for your support in making our youth Car, Truck and Bike show a tremendous success. We cleared over $7200. God is always good and faithful.
It's hard to believe that our youth are a couple weeks away to our trip to Pigeon Forge for the Hearts on Fire Youth Conference. This event is a three-session huge revival type atmosphere attended by around ten thousand people. There will be several big-name Christian music artists performing along with some of the best-known evangelist in the country.
This conference has been sponsored by First Baptist Church is Sevierville for 31 yrs. Our youth have attended this conference for well over 20 yrs and have been blessed with many salvation experiences and recommitments. It has been a place where prayers were lifted up and the singing from the worship team and attendees is so loud that you can't hear yourself sing.
All this started from a vision from God to a single man that worked in youth ministry. He stepped out on faith and the first event started with a few churches getting together to worship and learn more about Jesus. It was successful and later went into the Gatlinburg Convention Center for many years while keeping their attendance registration at a low price of $35. All other events like this will charge around $100 per person just to get you inside the doors. Hearts on Fire out grew the capacity of the convention center and the conference began having double sessions for all of the services. God blessed continuously and they completely out grew their Gatlinburg home. God even provided again the state of the art Leconte Center opening in Pigeon Forge just in time for Hearts on Fire to be their first event held there. They still have to double each session, but there is room for the Lord to grow.
All of this is possible by the caring heart of an obedient servant with a vision and a church that jumped on board both financially and with many volunteers. They couldn't out give God.
We could do the same thing here at Mount Beulah. Who knows what we could do in ministry with a single idea from one person with a vision from our congregation and when we totally sell out to this mission. We don't know but God knows just as he did when a man named Scott Carter had a yearning in his heart for ministry and committed to follow it out for his Almighty Savior, Jesus.
God is waiting for us as a church to unleash the mighty Holy Spirit that abides in us to make a difference and change our world. Maybe we won't draw ten thousand people from all over the country for a weekend, but who knows that we can't. We can impact thousands of lives in our world.
God gave us the vision in Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." We have that power. Be praying for your vision in ministry and pray for what you can do and what our church can do for our Lord.