Carol Harden was baptized on Friday evening, October 27. Carol is studying medicine at Auburn's new medical school, VCOM. She is from Pollard, AL.
Carol was met by Alicia Snuggs, who works at VCOM. She started coming to church in the spring, and began studying the Bible with Alicia and Markeya Thomas in the summer. The studies and her new relationships transformed her. "It was obvious that she always had a love for God," said Alicia, "but she shared with me how it was challenging for her to walk faithfully on her own. She allowed the Bible to change her. Whatever the Bible said, she did."
Alicia moved to Auburn almost two years ago to do the One Year Challenge. She loved the area and the ministry, and decided to stay. Carol is her first baptism at the ATCC and she said it is the result of patience and perseverance. "This is an answered prayer for me, because I know God has me at VCOM for a reason and the desire of my heart is to see people fall in love with Jesus because of how Jesus is living in me. It builds my faith to see God's perfect plan come to life."
We are excited about our new sister, who is both an Auburn student and a single. Carol is fired up as well. "I'm excited about my new journey with Christ and fulfilling His purpose in my life," she said.
Remember to turn your clocks back this Saturday, November 4!
Be a part of our Christmas show! On December 10, during service, we are putting on "VIEWPOINTS --The story of Jesus’s birth from the perspectives of those who came before and those who were there."
The show will feature a series of individual performances of song, spoken word and possibly other talent.
See Kat Watson, or Brian or Marisha Atkins, this week if you are interested in partcipating.
AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH. . .
REMEMBER TO KEEP GIVING FINANCIALLY TO THE THINGS THAT MATTER.
Sun. Nov. 5 -- House Church in Montgomery, Auburn and Columbus Worship at VFW, HOPE at Monarch at 2 PM Sun. Oct. 30 -- HOPE at Monarch, 6:45 PM Thurs. Nov. 2 -- HOPE worldwide honors Fred Gray, 12 PM Tuskegee History Center Sat. Nov. 4th -- Superheroes for Orphans walk/run in Atlanta Nov. 10-12 -- Marriage Retreat in Vidalia, LA Sun. Dec. 10 -- Christmas service and party!
Above: Scenes from the outdoor service and men's campout.
Above: Scenes from Carol's baptism.
Above: Top: Civil Rights pioneer Fred Grey receiving the Lifetime Service Award from HOPE worldwide CEO Robert Carrillo. Bottom left: Travis Hawkins with Fred Grey. Bottom right: left to right, Jaylen Parks, Jack Frederick, Devonte Hoy, Robert Carrillo. (More next week on this event.)
Giving on 10/29/2017 was $968
Minimum Operating Budget: $2100