MINISTRY LETTER UPDATE FOR YEAR 2021
To all of our wonderful highpoint family members, to our esteemed ministry staff and to our extended highpoint family. We love you and we miss you all so very much. It is because of that love that we suspended our live worship services held at our facility in the year 2020.
One of the qualities of a good shepherd is that he cares for the sheep . A good shepherd not only feeds the sheep…He protects them as well and tries to ensure that no harm comes to them. So, by suspending our live worship services and sheltering in place as god has directed us to do, we are literally saving lives.
As you can see from the most recent news accounts, this dread pandemic yet rages. Many had warned us in the year 2020 that we would continue to see a resurgence of the virus if we did not observe strict protocols. Unfortunately, those protocols were ignored and we are now experiencing the devastating result of the surge in corona virus cases that was predicted. Most importantly, the tragic loss of life.
Thankfully, vaccines are currently available. We ask that you all earnestly pray and seek the lord about taking the vaccine. We strongly believe that as with all prior plagues of this type, vaccine development often lead to the cure and the snuffing out of these dread diseases. The lord does indeed allow the development of drugs and medications of all types to be effective in the sustaining of our health.
As your pastors…We continue in seeking the lord for divine direction as we shelter in place. God has spoken to us and has given us the assurance that as long as we walk in obedience he will continue to sustain us and no harm will come to us. Though some in the highpoint family have experienced the virus, the lord was indeed faithful. He kept each one of you and watched over your very lives. For this we give him praise.
Therefore, we are asking you to continue to exercise self restraint. Continue to be patient as we continue to worship virtually. Though fellowship has its place, the church is not a building. The church is in you! Christ in you the hope of glory!!
We again admonish you to continue to worship and pray in the safety of your own homes together with your family members. The lord will be in your midst.
For he said in matthew 18:20, for where two or three are gathered together in my name. There am i in the midst of them.
Though we are apart, the word of god is not bound!! The word of god is still being preached in power and in demonstration. It will continue to accomplish the will of the lord as it is heard, believed and received by all who will have ears to hear.
In closing, it is our sincere prayer that the lord will continue to keep you
Safe and well. We will continue to update you on our plans for 2021 as we continue to seek the lord. We want to thank you all for your continued love, support and prayers for our well being during this time of crisis.
Until we meet again, the lord bless thee and keep thee: the lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
In Christ Always,
Apostle and Lady Vinson