Saturday, October 6, 2007

Church Plant: For the Mission

Well, last night I found out that we're losing 4 awesome families...the good news is that they will be planting a church...not states away but minutes away in Mooresville. This is the fruit of the families who came down here 16 years ago and I shudder to think where I would be if it weren't for those families who gave everything up. These families are so amazing because the ones that are going have done it once already...and now they are going out again, it will be a great loss for us but who better to plant a church than the ones who began this one 16 years ago?

I'm going to be really sad to see these folks go and it will be even harder I suspect as more people join in but God will provide and he's working with my character(because if it were up to me...nobody would go lol!) I'm having a lot of mixed feelings (all selfish I'm sure) but I know that God will do a work in me and everyone else as the time draws near.

The thing that really makes me nervous though is the prospect of a move...I've lived in the same house for my entire 16 years and even the idea of a move scares me but I'm trying to put my fears aside and trust in what the Lord has for my family. Daddy told me last night that if we were called, we would go because anything else would be running like Jonah. We'd be in the belly of a fish and I don't like seafood :) so if God calls us I pray that I would be ready and willing to give it all up to help with the spread of the Gospel.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see.

Pray for the spread of the gospel and our new church plant team as they prepare for the Mission