We went in with the intention of doing a four-week study. Here we are four months later, and we are still meeting weekly. We've grown from being neighbors to becoming close friends.
We decided to become members because we love the culture of The Orchard and the mission and want to partner with the church in ministry.
I cannot stress enough how different and powerful the teaching of God’s Word is at our church! His Spirit not only flows through the pulpit, but it flows through our LIFE Groups, children’s programs, and student ministries; I have experienced this firsthand.
God led me to The Orchard where I met Jesus and have fallen in love with Him and His Word. I have learned more in my year and a half at The Orchard, then I did in all my years before then.
I have learned that God is faithful in all things. What if this pandemic had happened years ago? We would not been able to be together even though it was virtually. God brought the right time and people together so we as a church could be together.
We also praise God for consistent growth as our group weathers the effects of COVID-19 together. Each week we re-focus our eyes on what God’s Word promises, rather than on things that are seen and that may trouble us (2 Corinthians 4:18).
I am so grateful for the confidence of being in the love of God and knowing that no one can snatch me out of His hand.
As he recovers at home, we are beginning to see how God is working to turn what man intended for evil into something God is using for good.
The best part of it was getting to share the truth about all these things with them and telling them about my Father and Jesus and the Church and about how God defines our identity.