In June of 2012, missionaries with Four Corners started a Bible Study on Sunday afternoon with a few of the workers on the Abaana’s Hope land, meeting under the shade of Shea trees. By the end of summer, there were 20 to 25 adults meeting each week, along with some of the village children. An Acholi family from town started going to AH with our missionaries, he to lead the Bible Study and she to teach the children. As God’s Spirit moved in the hearts of the people, their new faith was shared and God started growing His church at AH.
The spot under the shade trees was soon taken over by the large number of children who were coming to hear about Jesus, and the adults moved inside our agriculture storage building to escape the heat when the sun was shining and the rains when the clouds came. Soon, however, the crowds extended outside to the porch and overflowed onto the grass, rain or shine.
God continued to bless the teaching of His Word and in the fall of 2013, the people decided to become a church, start meeting for worship on Sunday mornings and call a pastor. In January 2014, a pastor was called. At this time, weekly discipleship classes were started and many people in the community were becoming Christ-followers and being discipled in God’s Word.
Construction on a chapel was begun in the spring, and on October 19, 2014, Living Stones Community Church was dedicated to the glory of God. On that day, 63 new believers were baptized and the Church that had been birthed under the Shea trees in 2012 now had a place to gather for worship and Bible Study.
Living Stones Community Church exists to glorify God by following Christ and becoming like Him, making disciples who share the Word, show the Word, teach the Word, and serve the world.
Values & Mission:
Our values are:
- Biblical proclamation (Acts 2:42)
- Sacrificial care (Acts 2:42)
- Wholehearted worship (Acts 2:42)
- Desperate prayer (Acts 2:42)
- Exponential multiplication (Acts 2:47)
We base our plans on the Word of God. We are not asking God to bless our plans. We are aligning the plans He has already promised to bless.
We are willing to risk everything to accomplish our mission:
- For the sake of the lost
- For the sake of the poor
- For the sake of the church
- Ultimately for the sake of Christ