The harvest time has not yet ended in the fields of Lithuania, but Church has already come to the Lord with the words of sincere gratitude. People work in the fields, factories and shops. Thanks to their efforts and hard work we have food on our tables. We do realise that it wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for God. He enjoined the sun to shine and to warm, sent rain in due time, gave energy and health to people so that they could work. We should always keep this in mind. In Bible Way Church on September 30th we celebrated the day of Harvest and Thanksgiving. There was a lot of worship, poetry and sermons. We had some guests from Poland - about 40 pastors and church leaders participated in our service. As usual, after the main service some refreshments were served to the guests and church members.
A second water baptism has taken place in Bible Way Church this year. Five people made a covenant with God. Only one person comes from a family of believers, the rest are people from the world. Quite a number of people came to witness the occasion. God blessed this important church event. Terrible weather had been predicted , but God gave us peace and quiet. After the baptism we returned to the church, where refreshments were prepared. Then, the baptised participated in their first Eucharist (the Lord’s SUpper)
It has been more than six months after the tragic night of October 24, 2015, when fire in the neighbor's territory damaged the building of the Bible Way Church. All the Churches came together to help. Pastor Anatoly spent two months traveling across the USA. Many churches have responded to the disaster in Lithuania. Through all this support, reconstruction work is being kept. So much has been done. The main hall was restored by the time of the youth conference which took place in late April. Although there was still a lot to do, the church meetings moved into the main hall and the Church was able to come together again.
To begin with, Bible Way Church is very grateful to everyone who has contributed to restoring the church building. Without your helping hand and your contributions it wouldn‘t just have been possible to accomplish what we have accomplished for the last 4 months. There is still a lot to be done, but the progress that has been made is obvious. The church has agreed to put every effort to make it possible to hold the annual Baltic youth conference in April, 15- 17, 2016. We trust that God will help us to achieve this aim.
At Christmas, it will be exactly two months after the fire. Much has been done during this time. The Lord has miraculously given us the necessary finances to keep the work up. Different churches, friends, strangers and relatives - all donated from their hearts.