Dear Parters in the Gospel;
In September of 2015 the Lord led us to join a team effort with the Alabama State Board of Missions, the Baldwin Baptist Association and First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores in their desire to plant a new church in Baldwin County. As I look back I can see how God orchestrated every individual and group we spoke with and worked with for this specific effort. Each one had been praying and preparing for this purpose, and we were blessed to be able to be a part of it. I see now how God had changed my heart and was changing my life for this new ministry by putting a desire in me to lead a church that was geared toward reaching the unchurched of this and the next generation in this area.
My purpose for this newsletter is to let you know how God has blessed and answered your prayers and to thank you for your part in this work. I want to say thank you to those of you who have prayed for us and Oasis Church. Thank you for those who were willing and able to give financially when we most needed it. Thank you to the Taylors who allowed us to live in their vacation home for four months so we could come down and get started. Thank you Southern Baptist churches for your missions-giving that has helped us for these last two years. Thank you First Baptist Gulf Shores for being our sponsor church and helping us in so many ways. Thanks to First Baptist Lillian and East Pointe Baptist for your support, and thank you Spring Valley Baptist for the constant prayer and team who came to help us paint at the beginning. Thanks to Lamar Duke, Lloyd Stilley and Rick Ellison for believing in this new ministry and in us to start it. There are so many more that I want to thank, and I know I am
leaving many unnamed. God knows who you are and what you did, and I thank you!
May 1st will be our two-year anniversary and we have been able to minister to thousands of people from all over the country because of our unique location at The Wharf in Orange Beach. In January of this year we were able to officially start as a local church with 18 members. We currently see an average of about 40 to 50 in worship and about 25 in small group Bible studies each week. God is building a wonderful and loving fellowship of growing believers in the area who also have a heart for ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people who come and go from week to week or month to month. I have to say that this is such an exciting church to be a part of and something new is happening every week. I want you to know that lives are being changed, souls are being saved and believers are growing in their faith, and we are seeing real discipleship take place. I want you to know this because you prayed, you gave, you helped, and you served with us, and you are forever going to be a part of
God’s work in and through Oasis Church!
This will be my last official regular newsletter to you, our ministry partners, not because we don’t need or want you, but because I want you to share in the joy of knowing that we are taking baby steps and are now able to give and share with others as you have shared with us. We are praying daily for God’s direction as we seek His will in our next steps to be the church that He would have us to be. Your continued prayer and support will be greatly appreciated. Remember, if you ever want to know how things are going or what is going on at Oasis, you can check us out at www.oasischurchsbc.org or on Facebook at Oasis Church at the Wharf .
Thank you again and God bless you and your church families,
Barry, Lisa, Hunter, Houston and Sarah Britt
If you wish to support us financially, you can give on-line by clicking on the button below, or make your check payable to Oasis Church and mail to:
4700 Main Street Suite N201
Orange Beach, AL. 36561