This past Sunday marked our first ever service at the Ebenezer Regular Baptist Congregation.
The name “Ebenezer” was chosen due to it’s meaning (hitherto hath the Lord helped us). The fact that it is the Brazilian title of my all-time-favorite hymn (Come Thou Fount) may have also entered into the considerations. Whatever the case, the name has caught hold, and the phrase has been repeated over and over as we have seen God work in our midst.
Here are some pictures of our first worship service:
Francivaldo, Itacyara, and Lilian warming up before the service.
Kids sitting up front, anxious for things to begin.
The preaching service in progress. The text? I Samuel 7, of course.
Group shot of all present.
Needless to say, we are very excited about the possibilities for this church plant. Word is spreading in the community that “there is a Baptist church in town”, and we can already feel the interest growing.
Personally, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of preaching every week. Our first study will be in the book of Genesis, followed immediately by the book of Romans.
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