UPDATE FROM PASTOR
Dear Church Family,
The Scriptures exhorts us to weep with those that weep and rejoice with those that rejoice. I’ve had the privilege of listening to the stories of members of our church and understanding better the pain they are suffering. The tragic and horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and deaths of other African Americans has caused so much pain in our communities.
My heart breaks for our Black brothers and sisters. I trust that this church family can be a part of the healing process by God’s grace and His amazing love. I exhort each of you to be sensitive to the pain and hurt that people are experiencing and express your empathy and compassion toward them.
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4) God hears our cry for justice and will answer, for he declares, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)
We must stand for justice together and believe we can be a part of the change. Change can start with us listening to our brothers and sisters and understanding better the pain that prejudice, racism and injustice has caused. We want to be a part of the solution by holding police accountable for any unjust action they take. We also want to build a bridge of trust between our community and the many police officers who honorably serve the Las Vegas Valley.
As pastors for 37 years, we have endeavored to love people and treat them with the respect that they deserve regardless of their race or culture or social status. I’m forever grateful to God for bringing us together as a multicultural, multiracial church through His amazing love.
Here we are at another season of great challenge in our world, and we have an opportunity to walk in love and show mutual respect for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Let’s continue to move forward in the spirit of love to bring racial restoration and reconciliation in the church and in our world.
During this COVID-19 shut down we are not able to gather as a congregation, and we greatly miss seeing your face as we impart the Word to you. We do believe very soon our Church doors will be open to you, and we look forward to assembling again as the Body of Christ.
Because we are still not sure of our reopening date, we have sent you offering envelopes for your giving (for those who are not giving online). We are very thankful to God and to you for your continual faithful support of the church financially. God bless you in return abundantly.
With much love and respect, we are
Yours in Christ,
Pastors David & Vicki