Pastor Steve Gray
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WAHIAWA, HAWAII
A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
This summer we have seen God's amazing and transforming power at work in our midst. During Vacation Bible School we saw the awesome blessing of several children and youth giving their hearts to Jesus. FACEBOOK LIVE has allowed me to witness in "real time" as members of our mission team shared the Gospel with children in the schools in the Philippines. Dee Ann and I had the privilege of participating in a commissioning service for 79 new international missionaries during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas. And soon, Malachi, our Pastoral Intern will be taking a group of students to the annual Oahu Baptist Network Youth Camp where we always see God move in powerful ways. I praise God for all the ways He is moving by His eternal power to transform lives all around us.
Maybe you could use some of that transforming power in your own life or in a situation close to your heart. The great news for us today is this: We serve the God "who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask of imagine" (Ephesians 3:20).
He who is saving our youth and children and blessing those we send out on mission is ready and able to work in your life for His glory and purpose.
Sometimes the burdens and brokenness in the world can seem overwhelming. Always remember that our God is greater than any circumstance we face and His transforming power is able to accomplish more than anything we could ask for or even imagine.
So let us celebrate what God is already doing and look forward in confidence and hope for all that his transforming work will accomplish in our midst in the days ahead.