Santa Barbara Good News – Week of 09/27 – 10/3
Greetings from the Santa Barbara International Christian Church! We had a fantastic and fruitful past couple of weeks. As fall began to descend on Santa Barbara, we excitedly got spent a great amount of time worshiping God and fellowshipping in his nature at the past sunday’s park and beach services.
The movement is moving on SBCC! The campus ministry’s bible talks have been extremely fruitful! The past few weeks the visitors have been ranging from 5-10+ visitors! Our new and powerful bible talk leaders are Dominic, Andree, Jody and Dori who lead three amazing bible talks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Our newest sister in Christ is campus student Beatriz! Beatriz was baptized on Wednesday September 30th at the Flury’s apartment pool! Beatriz was so eager to become a disciple that she did three night studies in a row until 2am with Corinna, Jody and Dori. It was very encouraging to have another sister added into the amazing kingdom of God! Our hearts were full with love and happiness when Beatriz became a disciple!
In addition, Linda, a freshman city college student, was met at the bus stop by our sister Jody who was on her way to our Karaoke Night at the sisters household. After recently moving to Santa barbara from Virginia, Linda responded well to the new friend and joined us for karaoke. She soon after began studying the bible and was indignant about the fact that she never knew that she was not a disciple. She eagerly went after studying the bible and joining the kingdom events, even zealously joined our fundraising events! Excitedly she was baptized into Christ on October 15!
Our singles ministry has had four visitors that came out to bible talk twice on Thursday evenings at the Flury’s. The visitors were Mormon missionaries, and the two girls of the four were neighbors of the Flurys. Also they all came after church service at the beach and spend a good amount of time fellowshipping, eating and singing with some disciples. One of the missionary sisters mentioned to us that she was impressed with how much our church gets into the bible and is passionate about the mission. She didn’t know that other churches did that besides theirs. Although, the two women were soon transferred to a new location they assured us that we left a lasting memory in their hearts. Please pray for the many more miracles to come as our singles ministry grows!