To God Be the Glory

Family Life Ministry Raises Funds for a Church Van
October 17, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, LA. – In September 2016 a Married Couples Ministry was established at the Smyrna Seventh-day Adventist Church in Alexandria, La. We started a ministry project setting a goal to work on getting a church sign and a church van. We knew that in order to accomplish the work we must: stay focused, pray for strength, encourage each other, and keep working.

In November 2016, the first phase of our goal was completed with a beautiful yard sign. On Sabbath, December 30, 2017, Christopher Manuel, pastor of the Smyrna church, conducted a Sign Dedication Service. The couples ministry continued to work to reach the goal to purchase a van. In January 2018, phase two was completed and the van was blessed and dedicated by Manuel.

We praise God for what He has done and what He will do in the future through the Smyrna Family Life Married Couples Ministry Department.

The van will be used to provide transportation for members of the congregation to and from services; outreach and community support from Smyrna church ministries; special events transportation like Vacation Bible School, revivals, concerts, musicals, a friends and family day, gym recreation and community activities.

By Betty Hudson