I would like to welcome you to our brand new website. Producing this website comes at a time in our lives that I never even considered could happen. It is a time when our faith is being tested and where we, as followers of Christ are being called to make decisions every day that seem to depend on situations that are evolving by the hour. What seemed to be the right thing to do yesterday has to be re-evaluated for today...and tomorrow will be something different again. It is a grand thing to know a God like ours who is unchanged from yesteday to today and into tomorrow, a God who is our "rock" when there is so much "sinking sand" surrounding us.
What I would heartily encourage you to do during a time such as this is to remember the words of Jesus as he spoke them to his disciples in John 14:27,
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid."
This was said at a very vulnerable time for the disciples who were sensing a rising fear within themselves even as Jesus was speaking about going away from them. God did not leave them even as God has not left us. God is still in charge and it is up to us as a people of faith to live as such in these days of drastic change and trial. Now, more than ever we need to find ways to truly praise God and uplift those who desperately need to believe in a "hope and a furture."
I really do hope that those who take the opportunity to worship at Living Faith will find this to be a place of hope, joy and thankfulness to God in such a time as this. We will seek to find a way to bring the Word of God to you in ways that will encourage you and set your feet on the solid rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ! And please remember that this is a time above all times to continue to be a strong witness to those around you to put their faith in the God that loves you, shelters you in the time of storms and has promised a new day for those who believe in him. Now is the time to remain "strong and courageous" and serve as a light to those in darkness. I invite you to come and worship with us as soon as possible and to praise God daily through your words and deeds. God's greatest blessings to you and yours,
Pastor Larry Douthwaite