i havent updated in 2 weeks!
all my time is being consumed by The Mission.
the mission is to show Gods love to the people of Madison, specifically the Walnut and East Street neighborhood. for all you non-Madisonians, thats where theres drug busts, domestic violence, meth cooking and even murders. theres also kids, young moms and men who have never had a dad so they dont know how to be dads. its also extremely transient and standard of living is alot lower than what we are accustomed to.
we as christians have been called to be salt and light. for our family this means, putting our house up for sale and moving there, to that dark place, letting our light shine, and allowing God to accomplish through us whatever he wants accomplished.
is it scary? yes
is it stressful? yes
God didnt call us to Africa, China or India.
He called us downtown, just 10 minutes from here, where we dont have to leave our friends and family, where theres running water and no rats, where we dont have to fear for our lives.
but is still scary, people dont get why we are doing this, it doesnt look like missionary work to the masses.
but there are the few, that are on board with us.
the few that will meet with us on sunday evenings as we build a church family by eating praying and learning.
the big change in Church In the Grass was announced last week. Wednesday nights are kids night at our location on east street from now on.
sunday nights are for building family and raising some money so that within a year we can be a sunday morning church, with a building.
so PLEASE pray for us as we begin the gatherings this sunday night, we need a house, we need a building, and we need to be persistant, tenacious, strong and courageous.