The 100 men that attended this morning’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Gospel Light experienced the unity of the faith (Eph 4:13)!
15 pastors, evangelists, missionaries received a $25.00 gas card to take the sting out of “taking a ride” to this event. We also gave out $5 gifts cards to those that texted me that were coming… ‘easy money’ …in a economical down-turn-time! Pastor Joe Perticone (Trinity Baptist Church) brought his men in the middle of their Mission’s Conference this morning along with his guest preacher Evangelist Ronnie Morrison (All Point Baptist Mission)…. that’s the spirit Pastor Joe Perticone!
Bro. Mateo Vasquez led us men in spirited hymns and the special music from the Gospel Light men’s group (plus Evangelist Tony Saxton) and Pastor Steve Baer and his sons, Jason & David (Calvary Bible Baptist Church) got the men settled in for the sermon.
As announced we took an offering for Pastor Mike Stout (Grace Baptist Church, Groton). Pastor Scott Strobel (First Bible Baptist Church, Lockport), and Pastor Nate Gipp (Emmanuel Baptist Bible Church) prayed for several needs as we finished up today’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast.
The spirit of unity amongst many churches was so edifying and encouraging. There is no reason why our region won’t experience some impact from this gathering.
It has been my prayer and heartfelt love of men gathering without pretense to see the Lord speak, us to listen and IGNITE us to IMPACT our families and churches. Once again I’m humbled and honored to have anyone come and partake!
Here’s a sampling of responses from my e-mail I sent out last Saturday:
- Pastor Dickson Beam (Grace Baptist Church, Medina) writes in a text message: Hey Brother-ur email about YA (Youth Ablaze) was GREAT. I am believing God 4 a great break thru in the breakthru department!
- Bro. Mark Luce, Youth pastor (Walker Bible Baptist Church, Walker): Well said Preacher!!!! “Charity…rejoiceth in the truth”, RIGHT???? Plan on joining “ye all” on Sat……Appreciate you!!!! GLORY to GOD!!!
- Evangelist Bill Matthews (Rock of Ages Prison Ministries): AMEN & AMEN!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Unfortunately some don’t come because THEY aren’t in control of such events.
Regarding today’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast… this could be the very thing to keep a saved man going for the Lord! Philemon 1:20 “Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.”
A lover of good men, Bro. Vince Giardino