If you are considering a move, let me suggest you reconsider! Greetings from our new, cluttered, and unorganized home in Mead! We have been moving for the last ten days or so and we have loaded and unloaded our family farm trailer about eight times in the process! Though we still have much to do, we are beginning to see the light at the end of our moving tunnel!
Pardon my ignorance, but I’m just now realizing that getting our stuff into our home from the apartment and storage building is just the beginning! We are having to get rid of stuff we thought we needed back in Elizabethton, but don’t need or have room for in Mead. Then we have to figure out where everything will go before we put it there. Cabinets have to be organized, clothes need to be hung in closets, drawers need to be filled, pictures have to be hung, etc., etc.
Thankfully we have had sufficient help from our two sons and our family out here in Colorado. Obviously much of the organizing, hanging, filling and so forth has to be done by Lisa and me since it has to make sense to us, and we have to be able to find it when we need it.
While the moving process has consumed most of our time the past week, we enjoyed another meal in the home of a friend in Mead Sunday evening. When the evening was over, the meal and fellowship was such that it felt as if we were being considered as their “adopted” family members! What a blessing!
Wednesday I participated in a monthly church planters meeting in Fort Collins with a leader from the Colorado Baptist General Convention as our guest speaker. It was so refreshing to hear his heart for reaching the lost multitudes in Colorado, and for his appreciation and support for the work God has called us to do as church planters. He shared with us that most people have a one chapter story, and all the people around them are their supporting cast members! Our task is to show and share with people God’s far more compelling four chapter story: Creation, Fall, Rescue, Restoration.
The Creation and Fall chapters have already been written. But God is continuing to use Christ followers to write the Rescue chapter as we make disciples of the unchurched. However a day is coming soon when the Rescue chapter will be complete, and we will find ourselves in the Restoration chapter for the rest of eternity. Since we won’t be able to go back to the Rescue chapter of God’s story, we need to make the most of that ministry while we still can, and before it’s too late!
Please continue to pray for us as we seek God’s face for the most effective strategies for sharing Christ with our new hometown and neighbors. We hope some of you will be able to visit us soon so that you can experience the ins and outs of our new ministry firsthand!
Please don’t forget that its only because of your partnership with us through your prayers and gifts, that we can share Christ with people here in Colorado! God’s best to you always!