Men from all over the state came to João Pessoa last week, some driving up to 6 hours one-way, to meet and discuss the united work of the church. Each congregation told of their future plans, past experiences, both good and bad, victories and defeats that each has had over the last few months. Some asked more men to give Bible studies, spreading the work load. Others mentioned transportation, visits from other congregations, and training the members as needs.
After lunch I gave a short study on "Unity". We looked at Ephesians 4:1-16 and asked questions like: (What is unity? What creates disunity? How can we maintain unity?). We ended the day with a prayer. Overall the meeting was positive. We still have a lot of work to do, but I believe we are moving in the right direction, coming to understand that unity is something that requires effort, sacrifice and time.
We need your prayers:
· Please pray that God may work to form in us the body of His Son;
· That His Spirit will rule our thoughts, attitudes and actions.