March 16-18, the St. Helena Church hosted a revival weekend focusing on hope in a post-COVID world.
The event was organized by Josue Rosado, who has a passion for connecting people to Christ and the heart of a servant. Josue spent hours of his time and personal resources to make this event happen. He even contacted the NCC Communication and Development for support and guidance. He stated, “Connecting people to God and the church is important. I have seen my church decline and knew I had to do something. People need to know Jesus loves them because it makes a difference in their lives.”
As a result of this combined effort, driven by Rosado’s goal, over 180 people attended the two-day series by Jose Rojas. Melanie Ward, church secretary, stated, “It felt good to see the church so full again. It was evident that the Holy Spirit was here working.”
Topics such as battling a lack of hope, depression, and discouragement were met head-on by Rojas. One couple remarked, “This was a message we needed and is needed in our community.” Another attendee said, “Our hope in Jesus’ presence and power was renewed, and the message encouraged us to stay connected with Jesus.”
Ward reported, “Many attendees were deeply moved and stayed after the sermons asking questions and meeting in prayer. Many attendees said this was ‘just what the community needed’ and hoped that area churches would connect on these topics.”
Featured in Northern Lights, April 13, 2023