This coming weekend we are thrilled to install (formally recognize and make official) Executive and Teaching Pastor James Armstrong, LOCC’s latest staff addition.
James and wife Wendy have three grown children, Austin, Alysse, and Ashlea. The couple is renting a home in The Villages as they seek a place of their own. Please pray for their house hunt and for a smooth transition as they obey God’s calling to their new ministry at LOCC.
I just watched (online) Pastor Armstrong’s 8/28 message. He is a truly gifted Preacher!!
Welcome to the Villages !!!
Welcome to LOCC and The Villages, Florida!
We are so blessed to have you here and I pray God will open up new doors of opportunity for you and Wendy and your family!
I am new to LOCC as well, but I am a native Floridian from the Sarasota-Bradenton area! I moved to the Villages in 2006. Recently, I had a car accident 11/21/22 and have a compound fracture in my right ankle and will be wheelchair bound until the end of March or first of April! I need a third surgery in a couple of weeks to take the pins out and replace them with screws so the ankle bone will heal faster!
I hope and pray you bought a house and have gotten settled in your new place!
Are you living in the villages? I moved to a rental house in Largo just south of Lake Sumter Landing and have not even unpacked yet! Dave and Kim Wright have been helping me unpack boxes and organize and clean things and take me to the doctor in Ocala! They are a very giving couple and have been a tremendous blessing to me! I pray God has sent and is sending special people in your life here to help you too! I pray your move here has been. I pray your move here has been very smooth, easy, fun and beautiful!
I pray the Lord will help you as you become acclimated to this area. It is so much bigger than when I first came here and can be very overwhelming. You have to take little bits of it at a time! It is the most fun place I have ever lived and I love driving a golf cart around everywhere! I pray you will have fun as you minister to people wherever you go.
I pray the Lord will give you a special anointing to minister the gospel to everyone at LOCC and that there will be many new believers every week!
Many people know Jesus in their minds, but not in their hearts. I have been in Street ministries in Sarasota, Tampa and Clearwater and have seen many people give their hearts to Christ!
It is one of the most beautiful things in the world to lead someone to Christ!
I recently heard a powerful message from Dr. Davis, evangelist, online at the Oxford Assembly of God. He preached on putting on the whole armor of God, to make known the mystery of the gospel and to preach with great boldness as Paul! Paul preached from prison! Steven was willing to stand alone! William Tynsdale was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English! We are in a spiritual warfare with peoples lives! We need the power of God’s Holy Spirit to overcome the devil and his games and schemes! We are losing young people left and right just as Pat and Tom tragically lost their grandson. We have to cut off the head of Satan and not give him any room in our lives. He knows he has been defeated, but he wants to see people lost forever. As we pray and put on our armor we need to put on the Holy Spirit every day to protect ourselves and our loved ones! We need the Power of God’s Holy Spirit to stand! We need God’s wisdom, faith and power to stand strong and preach with boldness, the gospel of Jesus Christ! We need to get into the marketplace to share Jesus, who died for the sins of the world. We need to Spread the gospel in The Villages in the market places and squares. The squares are becoming very crowded and dangerous for older people and children. I am praying for God to move in a mighty way to change those squares to a more wholesome environment. There is one band the hooligans who plays the song Highway to Hell!
I happen to be there one evening leaving from a restaurant. I stood there and sang back to them “Highway to Heaven!” I prayed for their souls to be saved!!! I am praying for an evangelism explosion in this area and all over the world as we feed the children and spread the love of God and Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Hallelujah! Amen!
I pray the Lord will richly bless you and Wendy and your family beyond your dreams and imaginations and give you supernatural abilities to do all that you need to do to share God’s love with this community and the world!
Ephesians 6:10-end of chapter. Acts 2,
John 3:16, lamentations 3:22 to 23.