Yesterday, we celebrated being 9 months old and we did it by seeing 6 people come to faith in Jesus and baptizing 7 people in front of an attendance of 257 gathered for worship. Honestly, I have no idea how we were able to get that many people into the YMCA but it happened and it was beautiful.
We are seeing people put their faith in Jesus every weekend. However, far beyond all of the numerical excitement are the stories of what Jesus is doing in the lives of the people at Netcast. Our church is living intentionally on mission and the stories we hear throughout the week are amazing. Currently we have 7 Netcast Community Groups up and running and are looking to be in a larger space at the beginning of 2012. Our staff has grown to 3 full-time people who are fundraising their own support, with 3 other volunteer staff members.
One of my close friends, Park Thomas, who I've been sharing the gospel with for the past 10 months got saved on September 4th at Netcast. He was baptized this weekend and I would encourage you to take 5 minutes and watch his Baptism Video at http://vimeo.com/30603631. This is a glimpse of what is going on here in Greater Boston.
Please pray for me as I begin fundraising for 2012. Netcast has begun to pay a portion of my salary each month but I am still in need of raising about $40,000 for the 2nd year. This will help with my salary and expenses that come with moving to a new facility. With all of the people and ministry needs, its been hard to dedicate time to the fundraising portion of the church. It typically takes 5 years for a new church to be financially self-sustaining. That said, I praise God for this awesome opportunity and how you have partnered with us in it.
Thank you for your prayers and love towards us. We love you more than you know.
More Netcast baptism videos at http://vimeo.com/netcastchurch/videos