Small Things in Big Hands:
A small girl decided that she wanted to attend Sunday School at a small church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the church facility was so small that they could not open their doors to anyone else, and the child had to be turned away. Two years later she became sick and died. While her room was being cleaned they found a small book under her pillow with a note written by her hand saying, “To help build the Little Temple bigger, so more children can go to Sunday School.” Inside the book was 57 pennies that she had saved over the past two years.
The story of the little girl and her pennies made its way to the pastor, Rev. Russell Conwell, and he shared it with the congregation. The newspapers picked it up and it covered the country. It triggered a tremendous giving response that produced a very well-known site in Philadelphia today. The “Little Temple” will now seat 3,300 people with plenty of Sunday School space. It also spawned Temple University and Temple Hospital i.
We need to place some small things in the big hands of God in 2012, believing that the result will be new church plants and greater revival within our existing churches. Together we can do it, one small act at a time.
There are several pre-approved sites in Alabama. You can find this information by clicking here. Help us pray for Double Springs, Oneonta, Birmingham, Hoover, Jacksonville, Clanton, Tuskegee, Daphne/Fairhope, and Troy.
North American Missionaries:
We currently have ten North American Missionaries on location in Alabama. Jay Davis pastors Cornerstone Church in Lincoln, Steve Drake pastors Apostolic House of Prayer in Ragland, Matt Edmonson pastors Redeemed Apostolic Church in Tuscaloosa, Minerva Garcia pastors La nina de sus ojos, Iglesia Pentecostal in Athens, Joseph Grimes pastors The Apostolics of Citronelle, Andy Salinas pastors the Pentecostals of Dadeville, John-Paul Wallace pastors 2.42 Church in Montgomery, James Williams III pastors Point of Grace Church in Birmingham, Randall Yeoman pastors Apostolic Revival Center in Hazel Green, and Steve Avery pastors Open Door of Holiness Church in Cuba. Let’s build a wall of prayer around these church planters, and remember that you can financially support them through ACTS (Alabama Call to Souls). Contact Alabama North American Missions for more information.
Pastoral Vacancies and Opportunities:
Pastor Anthony Jarry planted The Pentecostals of Phenix City and is looking for someone to take the work. The church has 12 members and is renting a facility, but the church owns about 6 acres. There is great opportunity for revival in the Phenix City/Columbus area!
You may enquire via email by clicking here or send a resume to Stan Davidson, 2500 Sansom Ave., Gadsden, Alabama 35904.
Please take time to examine the District Calendar by clicking here. There are many wonderful events coming your way this year.
Alabama District Superintendent
i Robert Strand, Moments for Pastors, New Leaf Press, Green Forrest, AR