Monday, July 22, 2013

4 days and 7 weeks

That is how long we have until some incredible things happen.  Our church plant is hosting its first ever Camp in the Park (VBS) this Friday evening and Saturday morning.  This is going to be a huge opportunity for our launch team to reach our target community and make our presence in their area be known.  And in just 7 weeks are church plant will officially launch at our meeting location.  We have been planning like crazy for this big day and while there is still much to be done it is getting very real to our core team and honestly, a bit scary, yet exciting. 

This past weekend Justin and I went to a church planting meeting in Jeff City with part of our team and the whole time we were amazed to be sitting in the room.  We never imagined that at this point in our lives (or ever) that we would be members of a core team getting ready to plant a church in NW Springfield. But never the less, here we are and we are excited to see where God takes us.  Yesterday our planting pastor, JT, spoke at our current campus about why we are planting a church in Springfield and we then sang this song.  While our target area isn't a foreign country, this song definitely applies to the group we are trying to reach--the least of these.

Please pray for us and Freshwater Springfield as we prepare for launch on September 8th. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Great Holiday Weekend

Whew...the 4th of July is now over and we had a great one. We spent the actual holiday in Bolivar hanging out with family and as usual, Justin served as our pyro technician.  Justin took PTO on Friday so we had a relaxing day at home recovered from the 4th. Saturday we hung out at home, ran a few errands, and then headed to a church BBQ. It was fun hanging out and getting to know some of the people we are planting our new church with a little better. We capped off our weekend with a trip to Silver Dollar City. Although it was quite hot we had a great time.

This week is a busy one for us as well. We have two church meetings, soccer games, and then we are going on a mini-getaway for Justin's birthday.