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The Fountain News “ORDINARY PEOPLE SERVING AN EXTRAORDINARY GOD”

SUMMER 2010

ISSUE ONE

Everyone has a place in the House of God.

Have you found yours?

Summer Focus: Outreach

“The reason the church doesn’t have revival is because we are too comfortable without it.” -Leonard Ravenhill

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rayer

For the last six months we have met night after night in prayer, in what has simply became known as “Pure Worship”. Some nights are filled with shouts of praise, some nights you could hear a pin drop. and at other times we would spur each other as we each began to open our hearts and share what God was doing, and will do through this city. We just want Him, and won’t settle for less. Prayer has birthed in us new ministries. Through becoming missions-minded with a servant’s heart we have started

“Inside Out”, “Care Ministry”, and have become the base for “Bound4Life Baytown Chapter”. Inside Out meets every second Friday night to pack lunches. On the second Saturday we meet at the church, load all lunches and supplies and head throughout Baytown, and Houston area to minister to a precious group of people who are quickly becoming brothers and sisters in Christ. Though most just call them homeless, we call them our friends. Care Ministry developed to meet the needs for members of the church going through crisis, whether great or small. We organize meals, clean houses, and visit hospitals offering encouragement in any way we have the means to.

There is HOPE available. Includes “Hannah’s Song”

Check out more on the Bound4Life Chapter at bound4life.com or email b4lbaytown@att.net

LIFE Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Proverbs 31:8

Committed to

Missions


EVENTS

Check for any updates at:

WEDNESDAYS: Mid-week Service: 7P-8:30P Including: RentedHouse & Young Explorer’s

thebaytownchurch.com

or find us on facebook!

Nursery Available Sundays & Wednesdays

“Where Do I Fit?” Series on God’s House

By: Cassy Smith

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. -Psalm 127:1

FAMILY DAY!! Youth Camp Ladies’ Well Bound4Life Prayer Siege Inside Out- Packing Sack Lunches Inside Out-Celebration Men’s Breakfast Kid’s Camp Bound4Life Prayer Night Bound4Life Prayer Siege Cookout/Fishing with Remnant Leadership

1st 6th 7th 13th 14th 15th-18th 19th 20th 20th 21st 27th

Cullan & Sarah’s Baby Shower Bound4Life Prayer Siege Ladies Winnie Trade Days Inside Out- Packing Sack Lunches Inside Out-Celebration Kids Crusade Bound4Life Prayer Night Bound4Life Prayer Siege Remnant going to KEMAH! Men’s Breakfast Leadership

3rd 9th 10th 11th 16th 17th 17th 18th 24th 25th 30th

Bound4Life Prayer Siege Ladies’ Well Inside Out-Packing Sack Lunches Inside Out-Mobile Lunches Bound4Life Prayer Night Bound4Life Prayer Siege Astros’ Game Men’s Breakfast Leadership Habitat for Humanity Bound4Life Prayer Night

The foundation of God’s House is FAITH, HOPE, and PRAYER. Romans 10:17 says , “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Our faith is firm in the Word of God. FAITH is like the cement mixture used to prepare a foundation. It is the initial ingredient to building a strong, steady foundation. We must begin with studying God’s Word, and getting it deeply rooted in our hearts. But just as it is with the cement mixture, we need to add water. The water is our HOPE. In Romans 15:13 the author makes a prayer, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Hope is the expectancy that I can receive all that the Word of God says is for me. Faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen”. We can have faith, but without hope we loose heart. Joy and peace will flood your heart when you are filled with hope. Many people love God, and have faith in His Word but have a hard time believing that they can receive all God’s promises. Hope is the expectancy. Hope is our necks outstretched in anticipation for the arrival of what we have put our faith in. And it comes with joy overflowing, and peace beyond understanding. Faith and Hope together become our concrete.

7P 11A-12P 7P 11A-4P 8A 7P 11A-12P 4P-8P 7P

3P-5P 11A-12P 9A 7P 11A-4P S: 5p, M-W: 7P 7P 11A-12P TBA 8A 7P

AUG.

Upcoming

Sunday School 9:30A-10:30A Service & WOW KIDS 10:30A Happy Hour 5P

4th 5th-9th 8th 9th 9th 10th 17th 19th-22nd 22nd 23rd 24th 30th

11A-12P 7P 7P 11A-4P 7P 11A-12P 5:30P 8A 7P 8A 7P

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SUNDAYS:

JULY

Fountain of Faith Fellowship Church

PRAYER is the most essential part of the foundation for it is the steel. If you drive pass construction on a new building as the foundation is being laid you will see steel laid out in a crisscross patterns before the concrete is poured in. Because if not eventually the foundation would crack and the structure becomes unstable. The steel allows the foundation to withstand immense pressure. In our journey as Christians the weakest place is usually our prayer life. It is hard for most to remain consistent. Because of our fast-pace, busy lives it becomes easy to give excuses as to why we have not prayed. So when searching out how you fit in to God’s Big House begin to build your faith in the Word, for it’s tested

and tried and has never failed or disappeared. Read a little, then lay some steel through prayer, then pour a little more Word in. Allow hope, His joy and peace, to flood your soul. Expect to receive all that God has planned for you. His plans for you are good, to give you the future you have hoped for! (Jeremiah 29) This is an unmovable and unshakeable foundation!


Vision Academy Fall 2010 This year we are offering more classes! The year will be broke into 2 sessions: Session 1: September-December 2010 Session 2: January-April 2011 Classes

a Message from

Pastor’s Heart Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

We b e l i e v e o u r classes are building bl o c k s u p o n t h e foundation of our faith. At Vision Academy we have one goal in mind, to raise up strong, effective Spiritfilled Believer’s who will impact the world with the Kingdom of Heaven! Block 1: Finding My Vision Block 2: Finding My Voice Block 3: Living the Dream Make plans to enroll this year! There will be more info in the following weeks concerning tuition and class schedules!

Leadership

Meets every last Friday of each month at 7P in the Fellowship Hall. If you want to get plugged into the vision of FOF these meetings are the place to start!

Ministry Team Leaders Men’s Fellowship/Ladies’ Well: Pastor Mike & Cathy Smith Remnant Young Adults (19-35): Charity Pardue Rented House Youth (13-18): Hector Guzman Scott & Jilyan Daniel W.O.W. Kids (4-12): Ralph & Rhonda Sayers Nursery (Infant-3): Hannah Smith & Sarah Sayers

Thankful Heart Luke 17:11-19 (The Message) It happened that as he made his way toward Jerusalem, he crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten men, all lepers, met him. They kept their distance but raised their voices, calling out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" Taking a good look at them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." They went, and while still on their way, became clean. One of them, when he realized that he was healed, turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God. He kneeled at Jesus' feet, so grateful. He couldn't thank him enough-and he was a Samaritan. Jesus said, "Were not ten healed? Where are the nine? Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this outsider?" Then he said to him, "Get up. On your way. Your faith has healed and saved you."

All Healed but only one returned thankful. A sense of our spiritual leprosy should make us very humble whenever we draw near to Christ. It is enough to refer ourselves to All ministries of FOF that will be highlighted in the next newsletter are branches the compassions of Christ, for they fail not. off of these ministries.

We may look for God to meet us with mercy, when we are found in the way of obedience. Only one of those who were healed returned to give thanks. It is an example for us, like him, to be very humble in thanksgivings, as well as in prayers. Christ noticed the one who thus distinguished himself, he was a Samaritan. The others only got the outward cure, he alone got the spiritual blessing. (Lk. 17:20-37) Gold does not increase by trial in the fire, it becomes less; because the sludge is removed. But faith is made firm, and multiplied, by troubles and afflictions. Gold must perish at last, and can only purchase perishing things, while the trial of faith will be found to praise, and honor, and glory. So get the Spiritual Blessing and be Thankful to Jesus your deliverer today.

-Pastor Mike

http://thebaytownchurch.blogspot.com/ Check out more at Pastor’s Blogspot


Our Stories: Meet Cynthia Before I came to Fountain of Faith I was attending another church with my girls. I sat in the same seat, on the same row every Sunday for four years still feeling like a stranger. Especially when a lady who sat two rows behind me all those years approached to greet me as a visitor. Because of that I left church for two years. I know now that I was not plugged in to anything in that church, which led me to be able to leave for what now seems like a silly reason. Every Sunday my mom would call and ask, “Are you going to church?” One Saturday she called to ask again, and I gave her all my excuses. In the midst of the good in church I also saw hypocrites and backbiters. My mom raised me in church, and I knew I needed to find a place for me and my girls. So I was looking through the yellow pages trying to find a church. Baytown has a lot of churches. I saw an advertisement for a full-gospel church that reminded me of the church I grew up in. When I called the number Pastor Mike answered. I thought, “Wow, I got the Pastor?”.

He told me that they were meeting in a funeral home at the time. So to the funeral home for church I went along with my two girls! The service took me back to when I was a kid. So peaceful, and friendly. The people greeted me and made me feel a part. The next day at Wal-Mart I saw Pastor Mike’s son coming up the isle with his friends. He came up and gave me the biggest hug and said, “Hey, Cynthia!” He had just met me Sunday and he remembered my name. I was blown away! I thought, “What kind of love is that?” I knew I was coming back. That was back in 2006 and now I am in my third year as a Ministry Intern with Vision Academy. On Wednesday nights I co-teach a class of girls ages 4-12. I am involved with the Young adult and the Ladies’ groups. What keeps me here is the Love of God. There is always people here to pray with, share the Word with, and encourage you. You will never feel like an outcast at Fountain of Faith.

And this includes you, called of Jesus Christ and invited [as you are] to belong to Him. Romans 1:6

TO:

I don’t just want to see a revival,

i want to be the revival!

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