What a weekend! At least 23 people made decisions to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior Sunday at the 9 and 11 Service Experiences! We have seen at Oasis over 200 people make decisions for Christ so far this year!! WOW!!! I am TRULY AMAZED!!!
Sunday night I had the great privilege of speaking to the leaders at “The River” (www.myriver.tv) in Semmes, AL with our good friends and spiritual overseers Chris and Melinda Farley. What a great church, great pastors and Amazing Leaders!! To the over 30 Oasis People that made the journey over to support us and be in the service last night, you guys really touched my heart. It was great to see so many Oasis leaders show that kind of support being that The River is nearly an hour away.
Last night also, the Story that WLOX produced on Oasis Church and my friend, Pastor Eric Brown from Lighthouse Church in Moss Point aired last night as well. You can watch that video is you like by following this link: http://www.wlox.com/global/category.asp?c=194069&clipId=5588035&topVideoCatNo=15006&autoStart=true.
I am so amazed at all The Lord is doing right now in His Church! Words cannot be typed in this blog to the overwhelming joy I am feeling to be a part of such a Move of God on this Gulf Coast!
We are planning the Easter Experiences this year and obviously are looking at a larger venue to hold our Easter Celebration on Easter Sunday. Last year we saw over 800 attend our Easter Experiences and are expecting alot more this year. This does come with somewhat of some apprehension on my part though. I am excited about the attendance, dont get me wrong, the apprehension is moving the service outside to a larger venue and not under our roof at Oasis. There is something about being in the House for Easter, However, a larger venue will allow better accommodation for the crowd that will attend that service. The venue we are looking into will seat around 1500 comfortably and is located in the heart of Pascagoula so it is easily accessible. One large service I believe will be better than 4-5 services if we decide to go this route.
We are still planning on the Easter Egg Drop Saturday of Easter weekend at War-Memorial Stadium on the campus of Pascagoula High School. This will be a community event that will now be co-hosted by the City of Pascagoula. My heart for this event is a community-wide Easter Celebration with many other churches and leaders joining us for this momentous opportunity to reach our city!
We have been in a series called “Masquerade” for the past several weeks and there are 3 more messages in this series. The next will be Wednesday night at Refresh and I will be speaking that night and David Copeland will be here next weekend to speak the next one as he will talk on Honor. The Following Wednesday, March 2, Our student Pastor, Will Seymour and the youth culture at Oasis will join with the adults for the conclusion of the Masquerade series on “1st Wednesday”. Dont miss the upcoming week and the amazing talks that are inspired for our church!
Ok… I think I have typed enough… Have a great day!!!