Monday, April 9, 2012

FWC, A church with a heart for the community

Family Worship Center in Port Orange Florida is a church with a heart for the community. They have many outreaches such as the one where they give hundreds of backpacks to children each year, Celebrate Recovery, an awesome Youth group pastored by John and Cathy Mazza and so much more. But yesterday, for the Easter services, Pastor Ray Dubois who had been preaching of the power of one changed life recently, took Easter to a higher level. He showed a video of many member’s lives that had been changed and then those families came up and stood before the church; a living lesson that touched so many. From former gang members, couples on the verge of divorce, former drug-addicted and prisoner to just your “normal” previous dysfunctional family.There is hope for all and that is what Easter is all about; resurrection life that we all can aspire to attain.

Easter wasn’t the day of total joy for our family as it was for some others, but there were blessings among the pain and I am grateful for those. Attending church with my family was the highlight of the day for me and I had an added blessing of some who don’t normally attend, coming for Easter. Having a daughter in the hospital in pain for the past week surely made it a difficult day, but for these things we have Jesus, our Hope.

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