Church, this is post Christmas week, heading into the New Year. We are getting ready to end one year and start a fresh one! These are the things that bring me joy and why:
 
    1. Remembering and thanking God for all the ways He has blessed me in 2017.
              a.  Gathering on Sunday morning to praise God for 2017 and look forward to 2018.
              b.  Gathering Sunday evening - 7:00-8:00  p.m. for an hour of worship and praise as we remember and thank God for what He has done. 
 
     2.  Looking forward to what God is going to do in 2018. 
               a.  Gathering Sunday, January 7th in the morning to ask God for blessings and miracles in 2018.
               b.  Gathering Sunday, January 7th in the evening, 5:00-6:00 p.m. with our city to begin 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting to seek God for the coming year.  
 
I love to begin with praise to God and thank God for what He has done. I am excited to remember all God has done in me, in Mountain View, and in our valley, country, and world. This thankfulness and recognition of all God has done fuels my faith for what I am asking God to do in 2018!  Then I can walk out FAITH + PARTICIPATION = a MIRACLE.
 
Take time each day to prepare your heart for Sunday AM and PM and let’s come ready to give thanks and praise to God.  
 
I love serving Jesus with you.  See you Sunday! 
 
In God’s Grip and for God’s Glory,
Fred Leonard