Santa Barbara Goodnews – Week of 8/16-8/21

 
 

The Santa Barbara International Christian Church had a great week! Starting off, Dennis preached a powerful sermon on how to become mighty men and women of God. After service, the church came together and made impactful plans to go sharing together, and set up bible studies for the week.
 

Some brothers and sisters encourage one another and get united in the Lord, with some In & Out!

 

In the bible, some in the church in Corinth had the gift of speaking in different languages. So, it was on some of the disciples hearts to use their gifts and go sharing with the spanish speaking nation in Santa Barbara. Tuesday, some of the brothers and sisters came together to share their faith in Old Town Goleta. Our brother, Richie, and sister, Michelle, excitedly got to use their gifts of speaking spanish for God!
 

Michelle hears the calling of God to reach out to the Spanish speaking nation. Here she is at church with her mom and dad!

 

Wednesday, while the brothers were at midweek service, the sisters gathered at the Flury’s home and laid out goals to become powerful women of God. Since we wanted to portray all the character traits of the woman of noble character in Proverbs 31, we settled that the name “P31” would best represent our group. Look out for the powerful growth that will happen in the Women’s ministry soon!

The sisters decide to go after becoming a Proverbs 31 woman. Image from twirlboutique.com

Friday evening consisted of a combined campus and singles devotional at East Beach. We were excited to have two campus students, Jocelyn and Layla, as visitors! To start of the evening, Dennis gathered the church for a fun trust game called “Blind landmine.” In this game, everyone partnered up; then one partner closed their eyes and had to follow their partner’s verbal directions as they walked across a mock minefield obstacle course created with cups in the sand. In order to keep from touching the mines (cups) in the course and make it safely to the finish line, the partners had to rely on good communication, and active listening.
 

Discples carefully make their way through the landmine course.

  

Little Jacob made it through safely!

  

Jessica carefully followed her partner’s instructions accross the course and made it to the end!

 

After the game, Dennis inspired the group with Christian Apologetics and preached on God’s creation. We saw that God’s existence is shown all over in nature; and that everything shows prove of a creator. As we looked up at the moon and the stars, and looked out to the ocean, it was humbling to look at God’s creation. P​salms 148:3­6 “​Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light! Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded that they were created. He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.” We are excited to see what God has planned for us this next upcoming week!

  
– Laura Lewis