The NEWSLETTER of Grace Point Baptist Church

Our Vision: To be a loving, inclusive church family worshipping God and extending God's light


  • Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting   
  • Volunteers Needed for Audio Visual   
  • Church Library   
  • Upcoming Dates and Events   
  • Open Gym on Tuesdays   
  • WOM Mission Project   
  • Grace Point - Prayer and Passion   

    Connection Point Newsletter
  • Grace Connection Point   

    Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting   

    Messages from our Pastor
  • Pastor Athol's Blog   
  • The Privilege & Responsibility of Prayer   
  • Miraculous Catch   
  • Jesus is The Way   
  • Jesus is The Truth   
  • Sunday Messages Available on CD   

    Missionary Focus
  • Oak Tree Church Update   
  • Kleyn Family Update   
  • David Cole Update   
  • Hinton Family Update   
  • Elias and Patricia   
  • Ivan Gusztak Update   
  • Toya McLean Update   
  • Hildebrand Family Update   
  • Grace Point Missionaries   

  • Widows/Widowers Luncheon   
  • XYZ News   
  • News for Former XYZ Members   

    Warford Elementary School
  • Warford Bible Club 2014/2015   
  • Warford Back Snack Ministry   

  • Children’s Worship    

  • Kleyn Family Update

    Kleyn Family"Ni hao" from the other side of the world!

    All around us are tall buildings, both new and broken down, coming up from the ground like massive trees. Multi-colored tropical foliage grows from every spare plot of earth, leaving the landscape like a very literal urban jungle. There are bright flowering bushes everywhere and their glorious fragrance fills the air as we walk by. Hidden amidst the modern city are hints of the ancient culture...from the triangle basket hats the grounds workers wear to the site of old ladies squatting along the sidewalk hand making dumplings. City traffic, loud horns and noisy engines make up the soundtrack we hear and like a sea of faces there are countless people rolling down the streets...all hurrying, working, moving. As we take in our new surroundings we are filled with a resounding reality, HE is here, and is wanting to encounter this place with His radical love. We aren't able to share all that He is doing with you now but look forward to the time we can!
    It's hard to believe we only landed here 4 short weeks ago. Already we can feel our hearts and minds settling in. In a short amount of time we have...begun making our new place into a little home (cleaning and scrubbing it first for 50+ man hours), started language lessons, adventured through the city to learn local bus routes, met kind hearted locals and practiced our mandarin with them, connected with our awesome fam-bam here, worked with our amazing nanny, Stephanie, to plan a great morning routine with the girls, discovered tasty new foods (and not so tasty
    ones;-), hunted through shops and back alley markets looking for the best prices on food and supplies, met and are building relationship with persons of peace and overall are cultivating HIS presence in our home and discovering HIS heart for this place.
    In the weeks and months to come, we look forward to connecting with many old friends and leaders here. Already it is so clear He is doing amazing things here and we are excited to be a part of it.
    Our current priorities are getting our home and family settled and established, learning the language and culture and starting small groups with the new friends we meet. We already have a great opportunity to teach a whole group of families about "love" who do not yet know. Please keep us in mind for this great opportunity.

    Please also remember us during this special and stretching time of transition. The cultural changes are a lot to get used to, especially for the girls.

    Street View

    News & Happenings

  • Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting  (read)
  • Volunteers Needed for Audio Visual  (read)
  • Church Library  (read)
  • Upcoming Dates and Events  (read)
  • Open Gym on Tuesdays  (read)
  • WOM Mission Project  (read)
  • Grace Point - Prayer and Passion  (read)

    Connection Point Newsletter
  • Grace Connection Point  (read)

    Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting  (read)

    Messages from our Pastor
  • Pastor Athol's Blog  (read)
  • The Privilege & Responsibility of Prayer  (read)
  • Miraculous Catch  (read)
  • Jesus is The Way  (read)
  • Jesus is The Truth  (read)
  • Sunday Messages Available on CD  (read)

    Missionary Focus
  • Oak Tree Church Update  (read)
  • Kleyn Family Update  (read)
  • David Cole Update  (read)
  • Hinton Family Update  (read)
  • Elias and Patricia  (read)
  • Ivan Gusztak Update  (read)
  • Toya McLean Update  (read)
  • Hildebrand Family Update  (read)
  • Hildebrand Family Update  (read)
  • Grace Point Missionaries  (read)


  • Widows/Widowers Luncheon  (read)
  • XYZ News  (read)
  • News for Former XYZ Members  (read)

    Warford Elementary School

  • Warford Bible Club 2014/2015  (read)
  • Warford Back Snack Ministry  (read)


  • Children’s Worship   (read)