There's been a lot of action happening this week within Grace Church. I preached down in Tucson on Sunday and was able to share our vision for Peoria with our sister church. Sunday night was the BBQ (see post below). Good times and good memories of crowds and wind.
We had an amazing community group on Wednesday night (for those that didn't make it, we prayed for you!) God seems to have given us great favor in our relationships with each other - and He's done so very quickly.
On Thursday night, Jeff and Ruth went into the hospital for the birth of their first child Luke. On Friday morning, they were awaiting the birth of their first child. On Friday afternoon, they were awaiting the birth of their first child. On Friday night, they were awaiting the birth of their first child. And 15 minutes after I left the hospital to take the kids home, Luke was born after 8pm at Friday night!
Meanwhile, we continue to pray and consider how God wants us to run our community groups. We had a great meeting at In and Out to discuss - the place where all great conversations take place.
On Sunday morning, the Grace Church worship team led worship at Sovereign Grace. It was so much fun to give praise to God together as a group! And then Sunday night I was privileged to preach at my old church, Grace Bible. Thanks to all who came to support me! We had a delightful time together in the Word of God.
Please keep praying for the launch of our church. People need jobs and housing. Pray that God would give favor to us as we begin to meet people in Peoria and lay out for them the vision of our church. Pray that we continue to build wisely and make good decisions. Pray that we all grow in our committment to the Lord as He leads us in this adventure of church planting.