Then Easter Sunday…wow! Standing room only and we added the 8:30 service. Saying good-bye to the Chinese Fellowship was a wonderfully happy time and a very sad time. I practiced my farewell speech in Chinese and then blubbered too much to say it. I will miss our Chinese friends and the wonderful smell of Chinese food cooking every Sunday. Thank you for being the kind of church family to facilitate the growth of another church family. As I have said before, we never charged them a penny and tried to welcome them as fully part of our church family. That is missional living. You have seen them grow to become larger than the average Southern Baptist Church in South Carolina. Now, in a nice turn of events, they go to our “Mother Church”, Citadel Square Baptist. Citadel Square started JIBC in July of 1947. Citadel Square has much more room to offer and it puts the Chinese Church at ground zero to reach Chinese students and faculty at C of C, Citadel, and MUSC. What a Savior!
Our attendance was a big as I can remember on an Easter Sunday. Standing room only if you could find it. Even my own son and daughter-in-law did not find a place to sit or stand. Now that is the kind of problems we like to have. Next year, we will try to beef up the 8:30 attendance and make room for more at the 11:00 service. What a Savior!
CLASS 101: Discovering Membership at JIBCI am looking forward to this Sunday’s Class 101. We have a large number signed up. It is always a good time to get to know those who are visiting with us. As the Good Lord leads, many of them may choose to become a part of the family of God known as James Island Baptist. Once again, What a Savior!
See you Sunday, Good Lord willing,