Santa Barbara Good News – Week of 8/9 – 8/15

Following the exhilarating Global Leadership Conference (GLC), the Santa Barbara church led the week with a powerful start! Sunday Service was filled with enthusiasm. The buzz of the fellowship was loud and proud. God allowed the church to have 7 visitors attend service! One was a newly baptised sister from the central region of LA, Chelsey, who move up to Santa Maria for the summer to stay with family. We wrapped our arms around Chelsey and welcomed her to the Santa Barbara family as she will continue to fellowship with the church until school returns in the fall.

There is a mighty flame building up in the men and women’s ministry. Wednesday nights, the men gather for MOG (Mighty Men of God) meetings, led by our new leader Dennis Sloan. The men are training to become excellent examples of Jesus in leadership, servitude, and even health and fitness. We are excited to see how much God will help the men grow and powerfully lead the way for the church!

The Mighty Men set their foot on UCSB Campus.

The Mighty Men set their foot on UCSB Campus.

 

Additionally, the spark has caught fire with the women! On Wednesday, our new women’s leader, Corinna Sloan, preached an inspiring mid-week lesson titled “Hit the reset button.” The point of the lesson was that now is the time to reset, not reboot, our lives and goals in the ministry with a new fresh record. All the women were fired up to do so, and decided to imitate the men and create a similar MOG group for women. Although the final name has not yet been discovered, the women are already set to meet up the following Wednesday for a mighty women’s meeting!

Look out for what God will do with these women!

Look out for what God will do with these women!

 

We finish the week celebrating the beautiful unite in marriage of Anthony Zarate and Kassandra Campos of the Ventura region! What an honor was it to have the Santa Barbara Church attend and serve to make their wedding spectacular.

Kassandra was radient as she walked down the aisle while Corinna sung “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Kassandra was radient as she walked down the aisle while Corinna sung “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Zarate!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Zarate!

I was honored to perform the song “For the Love of You” by the Isley Brothers during their cutting of the cake.

I was honored to perform the song “For the Love of You” by the Isley Brothers during their cutting of the cake.

The Sloans enjoy a dance together.

The Sloans enjoy a dance together.

We had a spectacular time dancing salsa, cumbia, and more!

We had a spectacular time dancing salsa, cumbia, and more!

The Lord has blessed us with an amazing week. As we finish the last week of summer, we are all ready to reset and make the end of this year one to remember. Like Joshua, we pray for God to give us every land that we set our foot and to grant us success in the mission of Jesus here in Santa Barbara. Glory be to God.

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– Dara Teamer