Many Grace Brethren churches have been moved to provide prayer support, finances, and personal help to victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina in the southern U.S. The New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, PA, pastored by the 2005-2006 FGBC Moderator Keith Shearer, has made an unusually courageous step of moving a couple to Baton Rouge and committing to support them in the development of a church there. Here is a short excerpt of a summary from Pastor Keith’s blog — to read his entire report click here:
God raised up a team of seven men, and He raised up a husband and wife to move down to Baton Rouge and lead this new work. Kevin Kreider, one of the elders, and his wife Lorna responded to God’s call.
Kevin resigned his job of 27 years and they prepared to move, even before the team had left for Baton Rouge. God had made it clear He was beginning a work in this city.
As the team went to Baton Rouge, they devoted themselves to allow God’s Word to be their only guide for the trip. They held to the promise in Jeremiah 1:12, that God watches over His word to perform it, and perform it He did!
The team was able to experience God doing things that only He could do right before their eyes and before the eyes of many lost people. God performed all the words He had given this team. The actual e-mails from the team during the trip can also be found on the FGBC website.
Now, at this moment, Kevin and Lorna Kreider are living in Baton Rouge, and have a group of people they are meeting with on Sunday mornings. This is in the area affected by the worst hurricane in our nation’s history, an area void of Grace Brethren churches.
They need your prayers, they need your support! God not only chose New Beginnings GBC to join Him in this work, He has chosen our whole Fellowship to join Him in establishing His church that preaches the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible!