We've still been in touch with four of the families that came to revival. One has been attending Bible studies regularly. One of the others has been helping us do outreach. We have had fellowship and dinner a couple of times with Bro. Joe and his family as well. We have continued to do outreach in downtown Phoenix preaching and passing out tracts.
We decided to move to another school building. Beginning this weekend we will be renting a gymnasium and using storage on site for chairs and such. We will be announcing this move through a mailer to about 3,500 homes within a 2 mile radius. We will officially "re-launch" on Easter Sunday. We will be having an Easter Egg hunt after church with an Easter Bunny (me) and a bounce house. We are pumped about this and are believing God for a great turnout. The school is Constitution Elementary at 18440 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023 about 7 miles west of where we were meeting. Kim and Betty are fully on board and said they'd follow anywhere Riverside Church went.
Bro. Noah and Desert Cove Assembly are getting ready for Fellowship Meeting next week. We are all really excited about that.
We are believing God and shining the light of Christ in this dark area. I just did another check on the statistics. Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the country. It is the largest capital city and the fastest growing city in the country. The population is 1,600,000. Of those, 14% of the population (approximately 200,000) are Evangelical Christians. If half of those (that's generous) are really saved, that means that there are about 1.5 million lost souls right here in Phoenix. America's National average is about 45%, Phoenix is 14%. It is up to the 1,200 churches and 100,000 Christians to turn back the tide on the darkness. We are striving to be one of those churches, and in the Lord's time we will sponsor another church, and another.
Thank you for your support, encouragement and friendship. Feel free to forward to others who can help us pray. I feel the tide is turning.
Bro. Trey Dickerson