This past weekend New Hope sponsored a laymen’s retreat in Buckhorn, Kentucky, as a part of our ongoing ministry of church planting and evangelistic outreach in the mountain region of Eastern Kentucky. Eighteen men attended the retreat, including NHIM President Roy Lauter, and Board Members Matt Kinnell and Joe Hardman. Half of the men who attended have been believers for less than one year.
Retreat sessions were presenting on sharing a vision for evangelism in Eastern Kentucky, a basic introduction to theology of sin and salvation, and sharing your faith with family and friends. The Spirit was present throughout the weekend, and several men sought a deeper relationship with the Lord. Each of the men shared that they felt the weekend was a great encouragement and time of growth. Please pray with us that the seeds that were planted would continue to grow and that the commitments that were made to the Lord would be kept strong.