Greetings from Courtenay! Today, I will be of service to the Comox Valley Church. I am happy to share God’s Word with our brothers and sisters here. Please keep the Comox Valley and Campbell River churches as well as their Pastor, Mario Di Lione (he had a small surgery this week) in your prayers.
This morning, I want to say a big Thank You to all of you who worked so hard and tirelessly to make our 2018 BC Conference Camp Meeting (CM), Reflecting God’s Glory, to be a spiritual uplifting event. While I was still at Camp Hope and then during this week, I received many encouraging messages from our members about the blessings they received during our CM, the largest spiritual gathering in our Conference. Indeed, all our meeting places (auditoriums) and children’s divisions were in full capacity and I could witness the excitement and happiness in the smiling faces of our members. The speakers were truly inspired in presenting and delivering God’s messages to us – powerful. The seminars were Christ-centered and very practical. The camp grounds were (are) in great shape. The volunteers… amazing as usual. Thank you to all our workers and volunteers for their commitment in helping CM to continue to be so special and spiritually focused. Thank you to all of those who came to Camp Hope and were blessed and to those who watched CM on livestreaming and prayed for it.
We had a debriefing with our pastors after completing all our tasks on Sunday, purposing to identify how we can improve the services to our members and make CM even more spiritual, inspiring, organized, and practical, by God’s grace. Please, feel free to send your suggestions to help us achieve those goals, together.
Yes, after that “Mountain Top” experience, it is time for us to return to the “roads and valleys” – our normal activities – but never neglecting the calling to Reflect God’s Glory in our homes, churches, schools, neighborhoods, and communities where the Lord wants us to shine for Him. Yes, as we reflect His glory, we will grow spiritually, individually and corporately, and become His vessels to share His glory with others.
We are already making plans for our 2019 BC Conference CM, Reflecting Christ’s Character. However, this will only become possible when we are first “spiritually filled” to represent our Savior in everything that we do and say.
Thank you! It is a pleasure and an honor to work together, as a family team, with all of you!
Enjoy the rest of your summer. Let’s stay safe in the hands of the Lord and connected with Him in our hearts! “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” Isa. 30:21 ESV.
In His Service,
Wesley Torres, D.Min.