This month marks the 11th year New Life Family Worship has been here at 642 E. Pomerene Road in a building that was originally a Mormon facility. It was then given to the Pomerene School District, and they renovated it for a temporary school while their school was undergoing renovation. Our path to get here included meetings in someone’s dining room, two different places at Cochise Terrace RV Park, and then the Pomerene School dining room.
I think it is important that we remember our history. Not so we can see what we have done, but so we can see what God has done. When we began in March 2011, we had six people who sat around a table and prayed for God’s will to be revealed to us. Eventually we believed that His will was for a new work, a new body of believers in Benson, Arizona. How that would work and where it would be were in no way clear, but God is God; our only need was to be faithful. As we worked our way through a Statement of Faith and Church Covenant the Lord’s leading became more obvious, and we began on a road that has brought us to where we are today, by His grace.
So, I say all of that to say this. God is not done with New Life Family Worship Center. Although at times it seems as if we are just stumbling along and not gaining any ground - we are, by the grace of God. There is so much evidence of this that I don’t need to list them, but the one thing we need more than anything else is holiness. Our Body is suffering because of lack of holiness. I may be the chief of these in this condition, but I will continue to seek the Lord’s leadings and try to help us find our way. We have recently been under spiritual attack and that is an indicator that God has great things in store for us.
Lately I have been asked by many about the Asbury revival. I must confess I am not an expert on it and would probably have to go to Kentucky to see what it really is all about. But I think the more pertinent question is why not here? If this is a genuine movement of God why not in Benson, Arizona? I have often taught on revival and believe the prerequisites for this moving of God are purity and confession. I listed those in inverse order to make a point. There can be no revival of God’s people until they are pure and cannot be pure until they confess. Confess what – their sins. To whom – one to another. And there’s the problem; we are often times too prideful to admit our sins to anyone. Even our Father.
Why not a revival in Benson, Arizona? Well…because of us.
STEVEN MEDEIROS Teacher/Preacher