Sunday, December 13, 2009

What Else is New?

I am always being asked what else is new with the church plant and how it's going. I thought I would take some time to give a quick update. Since we've gotten here we have being working on discovering what the biggest needs of the community are. It's been neat to really have our eyes wide open to figuring out how we can help the community of Annapolis. Many of you know that we decided to feed 100 families for a week over the Christmas break. This has led to tons of connections with the local public schools, local churches, and social services. This past Sunday morning we visited a newer church here in Annapolis called Centerpoint. They are just about 3 years old and doing some awesome things. The lead pastor and his wife are awesome and actually live in our neighborhood. They are just as excited for us to be here as we are. We have been amazed at the warm welcome from all the churches we have visited and pastors Josh has met with. If I could sum up their mindset and attitude it would be Matthew 9:37: "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." God has put us here to accomplish His will and to build up His church here in Annapolis. I am excited to be a part of this adventure. We've been meeting all kinds of new people and am always amazed how God brings them into our path. It definitely is scary at times, and I am fearful at times, but so were a lot of cool people in the Bible. I think that's right where God wants me, and I am learning that He is there for me and that this is His church. God is going to bring the people and the resources together to bring this off. A friend has recently reminded me what Jesus says to us in Matthew 11:30: "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." I have to constantly give this church back to Him, because when I take it up and try to do it on my own I feel a huge burden. When I let God carry my burdens my heart seriously feels light as a feather. If you have time this week would you lift up a prayer for us that God would continue to remind us that He is at work building His church here in Annapolis, and pray that we would respond to what He's already up to.