Saturday, April 8, 2017
Our last stop of the day was a 20 minute drive out to our new church property! I have been so excited to see it as on our last trip in the fall, only the guys were able to go with Rob to scope it out. We parked, ran across the busy street and met the original owner who took us on a guided tour of the road, surrounding area and finally our very own property! It is beautiful. A good ways back from the road and completely uncultivated and untouched. As we stood there and Rob started pointing to different areas, telling us where everything was going to be, I turned a page and ended the last chapter of the first book in what I hope to be a very long series in my mind. Sometimes, you dread finishing a book and just want it to go on forever, but sometimes the book is so exciting, there are so many things left to discover, you can hardly wait to pick up the next one. That is how this feels to me. I was hesitant about a change this big in the ministry before coming but as soon as I set foot on that property, you can feel the power. A piece of property isn’t magic and won't do anything in and of itself but a piece of property being used to bring glory to the Lord? That will transform lives. Six or seven children ran down from a house not too faraway to come and see us. After taking some pictures, Rob translated for Mom who told them that we were going to be their new neighbors. That there is going to be a beautiful church built here for everyone to come to. Their eyes were just shining. God has provided us with a whole new area of people who are hungry for His presence in their hearts. It is amazing. And did I mention that our property is practically on a mountain? We are literally going to be ‘The church on the mountain’, which I think is the best part yet! Help us pray over every area of this property and the ministry God is working to expand!
The rest of our day was wonderful as well. A bit quieter so that everyone could recover from the first two days! Lots of movies, snuggles, coloring and crafts. We ended the night with a popcorn and jellybean bonanza while watching Moana out in the courtyard. Now it is time for us to rest our eyes before jumping into another day of it tomorrow! Blessings always.
Posted by Pastor at 9:46 AM