Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Birth of a Church

The last day of August marked significance for our infant church. This past Sunday night all of our starting core group members gathered under one roof for the very first time! It was surreal for us, after spending months and months planning. In getting here, each of these families has faced their share of obstacles. I wish I could share their stories here because they're amazing. Their faith has been tested in tremendous ways. But the assurance of God's calling for them has pushed them forward into the unknown, allowing them to persevere through doubts, fears and unanswered questions. And this has encouraged us beyond words. When Dale and I first began talking about the possibility of starting a church in the Seattle area, in Jan. 2007, we could not have dreamed that He would put together such a team of people to join us. But He has done just that - we certainly had nothing to do with it! And we are thankful.

Look closely....... these are the faces of Connect Church. Our prayer is that there will be many more to come.


Brandy said...

Greetings from Panama. Yes, really. All of you, the ones I know well and love dearly, and the ones I only know of - and love dearly - are in my prayers.

Kristie Wilson said...

What a wonderful-looking group of people! And your Connect Church of the future looks pretty good, too. Especially the one with the fairy wings!

I am so excited for you ~ Keep us posted!

Tricia Hicks said...

I can't wait to see these precious children. Is today the day that we come??