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This is just a quick post to say that I had a really fun weekend on one hand and a really bad weekend on the other. At T.G.I. Friday’s (where I just started to work part-time as a waiter), I had a section of two tables only, but in the brief couple hours of lunch, […]continue reading Great Weekend… Or Not?
What an incredible day! Last Sunday was our Grand Opening service as a church and I am excited to report that we had between 140-150 people there. We never got an accurate count, but this is how we came up with those numbers: 24 Elementary School Kids 6 Babies in the Nursery 9 Children’s Ministry […]continue reading 150?
Sunday was our final preview service! On the one hand, that really excites me because it means that months of preparation are finally coming to a culmination. On the other hand, it makes me nervous because now I can’t hid behind the “We’re still in preparation-mode” excuse. Also, I now have to get back into […]continue reading Report on our Final Preview Service
Two weeks ago, we switched our weekly gatherings to Sunday morning instead of Sunday night. There was one major motivating reason for doing so. As we move toward our public launch, we need to feel a strong sense of building momentum, and we just weren’t able to do that with the low attendance we had […]continue reading Switch To Sunday Morning
Last Friday, we experienced a great success in ministry. We served people free mugs of hot chocolate and coffee in front of Wal-Mart. It was a great experience. It came to me on Black Friday The whole idea came to me last year on the day after Thanksgiving (“Black Friday” as it has been called) […]continue reading Hot Chocolate Day was a success!
For the past month, we have been putting together marketing materials, soliciting donations, securing the location, and organizing the service. We passed out by hand maybe 800 invitation postcards and mailed about 100 to our mailing list. We put flyers up at local businesses, we sent out email invitations, and we talked about it to everyone we knew.
It ended up being a really good evening. Here are the details:continue reading Our Information Meeting
I’m just posting this as a quick note to all of you who care… We have a new house! This morning at 9:30, we signed the final paperwork to close on our new house. There still are some things the builder is doing to put the finishing touches on it, but we have started moving […]continue reading We have a house!
Jen and I had a good time at Hillside Community Church in Crown Point this past weekend. They were having their missions conference this month, and I was the featured guest this weekend. Since their theme was “His passion, our purpose; his purpose, our passion,” I dealt with the question of what was the number […]continue reading Time in Crown Point went well
I’m writing this post from Jen’s parents’ house in Weeler, Indiana because tomorrow, Jen and I have the privilege of presenting our vision for Lafayette to Hillside Community Church in Crown Point. I will be giving our basic presentation during their Sunday School time. Then, I will be preaching at the morning service and leading […]continue reading Making a Presentation in Crown Point
Jen and I have been regularly sending out our prayer requests every few months or so, and I thought that I’d post our next set on the blog here. God has really been answering some prayers too, so I’ll post some praises first: Praises: Jen and I have signed final approval paperwork on our house. […]continue reading Top Ten Prayer Requests — December 2005
It turns out that one of the men from the Pondside group is actually the President / CEO of Lafayette Savings Bank! It’s amazing how God works things out. I gave him a call, he had someone call me and in about 30 minutes this morning, Jen and I were “easily” approved for at least […]continue reading Wisdom for selecting a home
I want to thank all of you for praying for Jen and me during our trip this last weekend to Lafayette. We had a really fun time in many different ways. Quick Notes We were able to stay with Jen’s cousin and her family. They are so gracious and generous each time we visit. Praise […]continue reading Jen and I know where we want to live
Hello, All of you know at this point that we are on our way to Lafayette, IN in the near future and hopefully most of you have received a full prayer update in your regular mail box at home—if not please respond to this and let me know and I’ll make sure you get one […]continue reading Prayer Update
For the past two months, I have been taking the first Tuesday as a day for fasting and prayer. I’ve tried to do it with food and have gotten so distracted that I’ve messed up both times. This month (tomorrow) I’ll be fasting from computer / TV / radio use. If you think of me, […]continue reading September’s Tuesday Fast