This letter was sent from Southridge Church, a NextGen church plant, with a powerful story regarding God’s provision and all He is doing in their church!

“Dear Pastor Whitaker and MHBC Family,

Thank you so much for giving 3,000 towards our new church baptistry and building renovations. We’ve been in our new building less than seven weeks and we’ve already seen 4 people make professions of Salvation and three have already been baptized!

Because of your generosity Michael Cornejo was one of the ones saved and baptized. Michael was just diagnosed four weeks ago with congenital heart failure. Michael is only twenty-eight years old. Michael heard about our church through his brother, Joseph, who started coming when our church first started. When I first told Joseph that his brother gave his life to Christ he didn’t believe me so he called his brother if the news was true.

Michael has always been bitter towards God and was always skeptical of church. He said that the first time he came to Southridge something happened. He said the Word of God began to soften his heart and showed him that he needed the forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

I was able to personally lead Michael to Christ in his hospital room later that week. He wasn’t sure if the hospital would release him to be baptized, but on Saturday morning they released him so he could go public with his new faith.

Thank you Pastor and MHBC Family for investing in church planting. Please continue to pray for Michael as he is going to be put on a heart donor list but we all can rejoice that Jesus has given him something better than a new heart and that’s a new life in Christ.

Take care and God bless you!

Micaiah Irmler”

Let’s continue to pray for Michael and his health, and that he receives a heart donor! We can also celebrate what God has done in this NextGen Church plant! A powerful testimony that generosity can go a long way.