Dear partners in the ministry,
I hope that you are all well and having a very merry Christmas season. We are so thankful and in awe that God the Son would leave His glory in Heaven and come to earth to be born a man and humble Himself to die on the cross to pay for our sin. There is no greater illustration of love than this. I pray that you have experienced this love in your hearts and will seek to share His love and salvation with family, friends, neighbors and everyone you meet this season and next year.
We have had some wonderful things happen in our family over the last few months. Our son Houston married our favorite daughter-in-law, Sarah Holaway Britt, on November the 18th and they are so happy. Houston is serving as our music worship leader and manages outreach for Oasis and Sarah is a wonderful companion in the ministry. Also, our son Hunter moved down from Birmingham in September and is assisting with the worship and leading our student Bible study and ministry. Lisa is still teaching the children on Sundays as well as doing all of the other amazing things that she is so good at to serve Jesus and others. I can’t describe what a blessing it is to do ministry with my family in this way.
We are not alone. God has blessed Oasis with so many people who are currently using their gifts, talents and abilities to minister faithfully every week. The members of the Oasis church family are all ready, eager, and actively serving the Lord every week. We praise the Lord that over the last few months we have seen 6 new families begin worshipping and attending small group Bible study on a regular basis and most of them have been led to join the fellowship. We opened membership in November and I have been working on all of the formal steps for Oasis to become a self-supporting SBC church. God is working every week and we are seeing His impact in peoples lives. God has positioned and fashioned Oasis to minister in a unique way that is needful for our place and time.
I ask you to please pray for the following needs. 1) People with a call and desire to work with children, 2) For God to provide an adequate space for our children’s ministry to grow, 3) For God to work through us as we reach unchurched people in our community, 4) For all of our members to become effective in witnessing to our circle of influence and to be challenged to broaden that circle, 5) For God’s help and guidance as we press forward to become a self-sufficient church that supports others and doesn’t rely on support, 6) For the spiritual growth and maturity of Oasis church, and 7) For God’s protection against the enemy’s attacks.
Thank you for your support and partnership for the past year and a half. Thank you for your prayer, your participation, and your financial contributions to make this ministry and church plant possible. I ask you to please continue to pray for us and to consider making a year end contribution that will propel Oasis Church into the next year, ready for new areas and opportunities for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. No contribution is too small and every gift will go to spread the work of the gospel. To give you can go to click HERE and follow the giving instructions or you may send a check to:
4700 Main Street, Suite N201
Orange Beach, AL. 36561
*Be sure and write the check to our watch-care church “FBGS” or “First Baptist Gulf Shores” and at the bottom write for: “Oasis Church”
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Barry, Lisa, Houston, and Hunter Britt