Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Inc.

624 Torringford West St., PO Box 1201, Torrington, CT 06790-1201 Phone: 1-(860)-489-4137 Pastor: Rev. Daniel Bossidy

August 2009 Dear Friend, Greetings to you on this beautiful summer day! The Lord is moving by His Spirit at the church. It’s so exciting to see people’s lives transformed before our very eyes by the power of God! This truly is the day the Lord has made! There is a very special woman that has been coming to our church lately. She has been taking our Bible study on Wednesday nights and has been receiving a lot from God’s Word. It has changed the way she thinks, acts, speaks, and lives. The Lord has been speaking to her heart about a closer walk with Him and she is responding to it. Last week she was water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. It was such an exciting time! Her countenance changed so completely that she told us a few days later she thought she would never be rid of her heavy heartedness. The things that she was carrying in her heart aged her and left her troubled. But when she was baptized Jesus took away the heavy load she was bearing and lifted her up. Her whole expression changed when she came out of the water: she was overwhelmed by the grace of God! She truly was a new creature! She told us the things that caused her great sorrow were a real part of her life. But after being baptized, they seemed like they were no longer hers: that life is now gone and she feels brand new! Many people know a lot of things about the Lord but unfortunately they don’t know Him. He is wonderful and gracious to those who call on His name. He will save and strengthen and guide all who put their trust in Him. He is the author and finisher of our faith. We weren’t born with faith. The Bible plainly teaches us that faith is a gift from God to believing sinners (Some people think they never sinned, but that, too, is a false notion). When we open our hearts to His voice and respond to His call, He comes to us and gives us His grace and mercy. He will never leave the person who looks to Him by faith. He will never cast out those who trust Him. The song writer had it right when he sang, “He may not come when you want Him; but He’s always on time! Give Him a chance; He’ll work it out!” There have been many answers to prayer lately at church. We serve a God who answers prayer! The Lord Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). It’s no use praying if we don’t believe the Lord wants to answer, or we can’t see beyond the circumstances. Is there anything too hard for the Lord? After all, He is the same one who rose from the dead! He is the

one who forgave and cleansed us from our sins by His own blood. He made it possible for you and me to have contact with Him by faith. There is only one thing that can spark your faith and make it a workable thing in your life. That is a word called “love.” The Bible says that faith worketh by love. Without love faith is dead. Love is the motivating factor of faith. Did you ever hold a grudge against someone and notice that God wasn’t answering your prayers? You may even think you are justified to feel that way, but faith will never work outside the realm of love. It is impossible, according to the Bible. My suggestion to you would be to frankly forgive the one who upsets you or did you wrong, leave the situation with God and be free from it! Let the Lord deal as He will with them, but as for you, keep love alive in your heart. Don’t become cold and hard through the deceitfulness of sin and the ways of the world. You may not see things the way God sees things anyway. He sees it all. Let Him deal with them. But keep yourself in the love of God. Then, the Bible says, your faith will be able to work and prayers will start being answered. Your darkness will become like the noon day and your health shall spring forth speedily. Keep yourself free from offenses and walk in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free! I hope this newsletter brightened your day today. May God’s greatest blessings be yours now and always. Please remember that our church is praying for you. If you have a need and would like our church to pray along with you please call us at 860-489-4137. Or write to us at PO Box 1201 Torrington, CT 06790. We will agree with you in prayer and believe God for the answer! If you don’t have a church you attend, please feel free to come to ours. We are the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, located at 624 Torringford West Street in Torrington, CT. Our schedule of services is Sunday at 10 AM and 7 PM and Wednesday at 7:30PM. And please remember to watch the Word of Light T.V. program hosted by my dear friend, Rev. Eleanor Kalinsky, pastor of the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church of Manchester, CT. She is on your local ION station Wednesdays at 10:30AM. Sincerely,

Rev. Daniel Bossidy