Worcester Baptist Church:
From when Damon and I got married, Damon’s heart's desire was to disciple and shepherd a congregation, we are so thankful for this opportunity at WBC to do just that!
For Bible Study, Damon’s
recently started a series by Paul Washer called “One True God”. Damon has really enjoyed preparing and presenting each attribute of God. It has been a blessing to see the congregation’s response and the discussions that take place during
the Bible Study. We have also recently started a prayer meeting before Bible Study. Damon has been working through the book of Acts on Sundays which has been challenging us all as individuals and as a Church. WBC has recently launched their website and YouTube
channel where Damon’s sermons can be downloaded or watched.
We really see WBC as a ship being built in a harbour. The ship is floating but not seaworthy just yet. Our roles are to slowly put structures in place – so that when the ship leaves
the harbour, the boat and crew are ready to face whatever weather comes our way! This year, our focus has been to build relationships with those in the church, to pray about opportunities in the community, to see where God wants to use us, as well as to (Lord-Willing)
grow the leadership (vote in more deacons & elders at the end of the year). WBC ran a campaign to raise non-perishables, clothes, and toiletries for vulnerable ladies and children in May. Damon and a lady from our church went to drop the items off last
month – the staff were overwhelmed and very grateful. We are trusting the Lord to use this as a gateway for future opportunities in this home. Damon also recently visited Pioneer School (our church service is held in their hall every Sunday) and a local
Pastor which presented many more opportunities of involvement within the community.
WBC does not have an official youth meeting yet. However, last month we had 7 youngsters over at our home for a braai. This month we will be having them over for a games
night and Bible Quiz – we are trusting this to develop into formal youth ministry in the future. We feel like there is so much to do here in Worcester and at WBC, we are trying not to run ahead of the Lord but to rather walk in step with His Spirit
as He leads and directs us – but specifically Damon as he leads the vision of WBC and takes it forward!