FBC Otterville Judgement House sees decisions
OTTERVILLE – First Baptist Church here hosted its eighth annual Judgement House Oct. 27-29 with 1,090 people from around central Missouri attending the event in a town of around 475.
By the grace of God, 42 decided to accept Christ and 47 rededicated their lives or prayed with a counselor about other decisions.
The script, written by members of the host church and directed by Jeff Page, was called, “Homecoming.” It told the story of Becky and Steve Gibbons, a daughter and father reeling from the recent loss of their mother and wife, Karen.
Becky is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. She faces her disease with a new and growing faith in Jesus while her father rejects salvation. Becky dies and Steve is killed in a car accident. They then face the throne of judgment and their eternal destinations.
First Otterville, which has an average worship attendance of 110, has coordinated the script production for the last three years.
“I think it is a real testimony to God’s blessing on this church to see the gifts and talents of so many come together to produce such a powerful story,” said First Otterville Pastor Ron Marsh.
“Every year seems to go better than ever,” he said. “This year was no exception. Not only was the presentation very successful in growing God’s kingdom, but we took many opportunities to help the cast come to know God more intimately as well. Because of this, I believe we gained a fresh perspective on our ministry that became evident in the results.”
More than 250 people have accepted Christ and more than 150 have rededicated their lives or made other decisions through the First Otterville Judgement House. Average attendance over the past five years has been about 1,000, not counting cast or staff.