We are really grateful to God for all he is doing in the city of Hastings. A good number of the Pastors in the city gather together once a month on a Tuesday morning to pray, study the Word of God and fellowship.
There have been monthly gatherings where we have had leaders representing 20 different churches present, crossing many different denominational lines. There is a growing sense of unity amongst the leaders of the churches, where we are not threatened by one another but are praying for each other, helping one another and choosing to speak well of one another.
Outside of our monthly gatherings, we hear reports of Pastors meeting with other Pastors to encourage one another and learn from one another. Some great friendships and levels of trust have developed and are developing, where we genuinely want to see each other blessed and see our city transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have had a number of stories of churches blessing other churches in the city, even financially!
One testimony which has happened in the last 2 years is that one church was given $30,000 by another church in the city.
This gave the church that received the finance the final resources they were trusting God for to buy a building!
So God used one church to answer the prayers of another church to the tune of $30,000. God is certainly at work in our city and surely these are all the seeds for a city-wide and even region-wide revival!
Cliff Cherry, Pastor
Redemption Point Church
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