Many have asked about pastor Van. I am happy to report that the surgery was done this week, Tuesday. Our surgeon, Dr Manzaneres, prayed with us before he started (as he said he would). He started at noon and finished at 4:30. He removed excess bone to make room for spinal cord and relieve nerve pain.

We both spent the night at the hospital. The hard part was the nausea after anesthesia. Pretty rough. But he came home on Wednesday and is recovering at home. He’s moving slowly. Using his cane and sometimes a walker. But he is on the mend and we are thankful to have that behind us. Thank you for all your prayers, food, and kind words of encouragement. We are truly enriched by your love and prayers.

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NEED 2 MORE SPANISH TRANSLATORS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP: We appreciate those who have helped with this ministry. There is a need for more to lighten the load on pastor Cris. Interested? Contact

MEN’S DINNER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 6:30-8PM: Bring a friend and come hungry. Cost is only $5. You can register HERE.

FALL FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2 @ 5PM: For all ages. Invite your friends and neighbors. This is an open invitation to our community. We want people to hang out and see that we love Jesus and each other. There will be bounce house, chance to dunk Pastor Cris, corn hole, maze, etc. cotton candy, popcorn and music. (Hot dogs and hamburgers offered for a low price.) We could use your help. Do you have a fun participation game you want to bring? Or willing to man? Let us know. Register HERE.

REVERB ORLANDO 2019 (YOUTH ALL-NITER) NOV 8-9: This all-night event starts at the Amway Center. It will be packed with Magic vs Grizzlies NBA game, life-changing Gospel message, crazy games, tons of prizes, and stacks of pizza. Get your tickets now and save money. Click HERE.

MENS' RETREAT NOVEMBER 15-17 @ Vista: Starts on Friday with our annual “beast feast” at 6:30 all are welcome! (Even if you cannot participate in full weekend.) Bring your own “special” meat to grill. On Saturday morning, we will regroup at Vista at 8 am to begin our “Deepening our commitment to God and His people” retreat. We will serve on Sunday morning in all areas possible and wrap up after service on Sunday. Cost for the weekend is $65 and will include meals, fun activities and a T-Shirt! To register or for more info click HERE

DECORATE VISTA FOR CHRISTMAS NOV 29: 9 am to whenever…Come help us set the mood for the Christmas season at Vista on Black Friday. We will hang wreaths, set up trees, hang ornaments, and create a festive atmosphere for all to enjoy. There is no limit on age or gender. We'd love all the help we can get! Let us know you're coming. Click HERE.

KIDCITY CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: We will start singing the selected songs on October 27 for the musical. Performance will be December 15. Dress rehearsals will be on Saturday, December 7 and 15 on the “big stage” at 10am. Please mark your calendar and try to have your kids there each week. Deb thanks you!

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: HEADS, LLC has contacted Vista informing us of a great need for foster parents. If you have ever considered fostering or would like more information, contact Jeffery Watts (727) 453-0235. Their website is

DAILY DEVOTIONALS are available by texting DEVOS to 84576

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