Project Stand (9/24/16)

Project Stand was such an incredible experience, and what a joy for those who volunteered to help. We united with many other churches to stand against addiction, but this was just the beginning. The strongholds of addiction require our daily steadfastness to stand against the kingdom of Satan in prayer and Word and action. Scripture declares that "when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a [victory] standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19 KJV). Addiction is not merely to alcohol and drugs, but to anything that captivates our hearts and keeps us from a disciplined, godly lifestyle. We must continue to pray against the strongholds of pornography, overeating, entertainment, sex, gambling, work, shopping, etc. I thank God that we not only have his precious Spirit for overcoming strongholds, but we have such a loving community of faith to surround and support us in our daily battles. Thank you, Holy Spirit! Now I need to give special thanks to my wife Samantha for all of her hard work, for being the visionary behind our efforts with Project Stand, and for making it all come to fruition. Thank you Donna, Pat, and Karen for helping with our booth, sharing your faith and testimony, and also making our efforts possible. Thank you Michael for setting up and tearing down! Everyone did such an amazing job. We all had so much fun! Relationships were created with other local ministries, and relationships within our own church were strengthened. God is so good! Praise you Jesus!

-- Pastor Roy