Give Thanks!

Greg GosselinGive thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the food that we normally wouldn’t get during the rest of the year. I love how the house smells and I love all the relatives coming together.

My most memorable Thanksgiving was in 1992 following Hurricane Andrew. The destruction was unimaginable, but that November we knew what we were thankful for…Family! We were safe, alive and we were all together. We met at my mom’s house, grilled hamburgers, ate canned baked beans, and enjoyed family time on what was left of her patio. In the midst of all the destruction, God sustained our family.

We all have so much to be thankful for. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isiah 41:10 (NIV)

Our church has much to be thankful for. We are growing and reaching people. We can all celebrate My Hope Sunday. It was amazing to see so many guests at church! We had 60 guests. Couple that with the families from the Fall Festival and we don’t have to look too far to see God’s hand at work!

The opportunities to invite friends are immense! We have the Children’s Turkey Hunt this Sunday. The Thanksgiving feast and worship service on Tuesday, November 20, and Christmas caroling on Sunday, November 25. “The Light Has Come,” Christmas Program, Sunday, December 2, is a great time to invite friends. Each Sunday in December is an awesome time for us to invite our friends to celebrate Christ!

We prayed that God would grow our church. He is doing it! Now, we need to do our part. All of these guests need to be reached. We need to let them know that Eastern Hills is a great place to worship and grow together. It is something we all want to happen, but it doesn’t happen without work.

There are lots of new faces that could use a friendly call or visit. Let’s continue to celebrate and Thank God for all He is doing in our church. His Love Endures forever!


Greg Gosselin About Greg Gosselin

Greg was born and raised in Miami, FL. He is affectionately known as “Father Goose”. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of six at the First Baptist Church of Perrine, FL. Greg came to Eastern Hills Baptist Church in February of 2004 from the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX.