Well, my first highlight is that North Creek went REALLY multisite yesterday as we met in hundreds of home all over Clark County! We cancel our regular services on the last Sunday of the year and encourage people to BE the church to their family, neighbors, and friends. It’s awesome!
One of the best parts of cancelling our services is to give our team a break. Most of our team volunteers or works for small stipends week in and week out. Although we let them have Sundays off regularly, they are still wired to plan, think, and wonder how their ministry is going when they are gone. There is something so refreshing about knowing that everything is on hold and they can decompress for a week. Rest is spiritual!
Several babies to celebrate! Tatiana (from Battle Ground) had a baby girl last month and I think it never made it to my blog! Also, this week at Hazel Dell, Chrystal and Rene Arellano had Royce on December 26. Just a day later on December 27, Sarah and Will Sherland met their own little girl, Hanaye. Someone asked me how many babies North Creek grew by this year….I really don’t know as I lost count. It’s over a dozen and we are considering buying all of our nursery workers new cars in deep appreciation for their ministry!
We prayed for miracles and what is more miraculous than a baby? On that note, I have several ladies on my prayer list who want to get pregnant. My prayer is that God will give them the desires of their heart!
Mark and I were in Montana all week. Something happens when you spend time away. It clears your head, gives you the ability to pray, think, and dream We are ready for 2013!
While in Montana, we got to hang out with one of my long-time friends, Jenny Woods. She’s the author of my guest blog a few days ago. We were friends in high school, roommates in college, and now we are both in ministry. I am grateful for her ear and friendship!
We also hung out with Kevin Geer, whom I wrote a blog to a few weeks ago. He recently became the lead pastor at the church I went to as a teenager. He will do great things for God there! I am excited to watch his new adventure unfold!
My email exploded while I was on vacation. My new year’s resolution is to empty my inbox by the year 2014…
We are addicted to starting and restarting churches. Lives are changed all around us everyday and there is no greater joy than being a part of Jesus’ first love, the Church. Let’s do this!
Enjoy your last moments of 2012! It may have been a difficult year or one filled with blessing. Either way, Jesus is in the midst of it and if you will put your faith in Him, He will work all things out for good.