Providence has a simple mission statement: Treasuring Jesus Christ and inviting others to do the same. This aim was evident in their worship service. There was an emphasis on joy. There was a direct appeal to everyone to enter in to the joy of knowing Christ.
I would encourage us to pray for Providence Church. Pray that God will use them to have a tremendous Gospel impact in this region. Pray for their leaders. Pray for those who serve in countless ways. One significant task that is ongoing for them is setting up and putting away their equipment every Sunday, since they meet in a school.
In so many ways, I felt very much “at home” at Providence. The passion, the convictions, the God-centeredness . . . It’s a good reminder that we have like-minded friends in other churches in this region, and these are relationships worth investing in.