On Sunday, December 6, twelve of us filled the school’s big, white van to capacity and traveled out to Syracuse, New York to participate in the morning service held at the Northside Hispanic Ministry.
The service began with a Spanish worship set, then Second Year student Stephanie Polivka, backed up by several other students, did a few of our favorite worship songs, even attempting one in Spanish! Gloria a Dios!
Third Year student James Culver gave a testimony regarding his five-month internship in Rapogi, Kenya. He spoke about how nothing is impossible with God and how real that became to him while visiting small villages in Africa.
Second Year student Samuel Torres, who was a part of the church prior to attending Pinecrest, then preached on the power of God being greater than any circumstance we face. Sam’s message was followed with a time of personal prayer ministry at the altar.
“This church has been a big part of my life and it was nice to bring in some of my friends from Pinecrest so that both groups could experience worship with one another," said Torres.
Those of us from Pinecrest were equally blessed by the visit to the warm and lively Hispanic church. Hopefully this is a relationship that will continue!
- Evie Kowalewski