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Joe and Rupa Wellington

It’s been about five years since we became members at The Orchard. Looking back, our hearts are filled with gratitude to God for His mercy in leading us into increasing knowledge of Him through The Orchard’s Bible-centered, Christ-exalting teaching. We are growing in love and devotion for Christ and His church as our faith continues to grow through solid biblical teaching from godly leaders who serve us week after week. We enjoy the fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ as we gather around the word of God as a LIFE Group. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God has been at work in our hearts to love Him supremely and also love our neighbors in increasing measure. God has laid a clear burden in our hearts to share the good news of the Gospel of His Son Jesus Christ with others, especially, the multicultural community in the suburbs. The Lord has mercifully delivered us from darkness and the empty way of living for ourselves and has called us to proclaim His goodness and mercy to the lost.

When Pastor Tom Yoon shared about The Orchard opening a location at Vernon Hills, we both felt God stirring our hearts to reach the diverse group of people who are far away from Christ. Having experienced the transforming power of the Gospel and blessed tremendously by The Orchard's faithful ministry over the years, we are excited to be a part of this new congregation, to reach out with the Gospel to the Vernon Hills community and see God at work.