The Seaside church was ready to become a vibrant Christian community, ready to be a beacon of hope in the community, and ready to build a new church. But, they didn’t realize any of that until January of 2016 when Elder Bill Smith arrived as their “interim” pastor.
By Liesl VIstaunet
When Dionisio was being imprisoned and abused, he would never have imagined his experiences could have such a positive impact. Twenty five years later, his story is being read by hundreds (and counting) of young people around the world, while supporting a little church in Cuba, his home country and where his adventures first began.
Each summer at Big Lake Youth Camp, more than 200 campers accept Christ as their personal Savior and indicate they would like to be baptized.
“Off, off and away I go to see Lebanon in a purple boat,”writes Isabella. “I am going to see Lebanon cedars because it is the oldest forest. I will eat Baba Ghannush because I like hummus and flat bread. I will look for honey badgers because they are black with a white stripe.”
“It’s all about my shoes,” Huston explains. “Every night I placemy shoes far under the bed so that when I get up in the morning the first thingI do is kneel down to reach for my shoes. While I’m down there I stay awhile,talking to God about the day, asking Him to be my Guide, and then praying foreach member of my family.”