It has been fun this past week to see our church beginning to go from a vision to reality. For starters we now have an ADDRESS! PO Box 33613, Raleigh, NC 27636 Also, we are getting set up this week with our database/financial software. This allows us to keep accurate financial records and contributors will be able to go online at any time to see their giving statement! Pretty cool... Also, our logo design is almost finished, giving a face to our church! Hopefully, I'll include our new logo in my next prayer letter. Finally, we had the most people ever at our small groups this past week! I have a feeling God is up to something big!
To follow up on last week's prayer requests...My lunch this past week with the young guy we had been praying to know Christ went very well. Before he started coming to our small group he had not been to church since he was a kid, but said that he is really enjoying coming and learning more about Jesus!
Also, our costume party outreach was a big hit! A great time of inviting those far from God into a loving Christ centered community. I think they liked what they saw!
1. We are finalizing details for a small group of us to leave in the beginning of December to go to Burkina Faso, West Africa. The goal of the trip is to strengthen our partnerships there, smooth over some village conflict, and to prepare the way for several larger groups to come next year. Please pray for protection, wisdom, and for the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of the local chiefs.
2. Pray for God to provide partner churches and creative ideas to raise the money that we need to buy equipment, hire staff, and secure a location.
3. We continue to need your prayers for a place for our third small group to meet and also a location to hold monthly cookouts/praise and worship nights to keep us connected as a community! I am really praying that God would open doors this week!