Originally written May 2011
God Is On The Move...
We are approaching the two year anniversary of moving to Downtown Orlando. Honestly things have not always gone the way we anticipated. Moving here we had a specific time frame in mind and God seemed to ignore it completely. Oftentimes we have been discouraged by God’s lack of clarity in our ministry Downtown.
Recently God has been opening many doors that we believe to be affirmation to move forward in ministry. Join us as we praise and thank Him for these opportunities:
We have entered into a long term mentoring relationship with Steve & Lynne Johnson. To learn more visit www.2xglobal.com
God has given us a season at Celebration Community Church (CCC) that we are thankful for but feel a strong to desire to centralize our ministry Downtown. We hope to be apart of a church plant Downtown by Spring 2012.
Michael & Christi are a couple who also desire to plant a church Downtown. We believe God has brought them into our lives and look forward to seeing His plan unfold.
We are leading the Church Planting Task Force at CCC to help the church plan a long term strategy for church planting.
We are so thankful for all God is doing. Please pray for use as we assume new leadership positions and ministry roles.
And So Are We!
Throughout our time in Downtown Orlando we have sought to worship God by being good stewards of our finances. One way we can do this is to move from our current rental home. We are seeking to either buy a home (a monthly mortgage payment would be significantly less than our current rent) or become a CARES Team. Becoming a CARES team would allow us to live in an apartment complex or a nominal fee and be responsible for the community development there. This presents a tremendous missional as well as financial opportunity for us. We are desperately seeking God’s guidance as we prepare to make many important decisions in the coming weeks and months. For more information about CARES please visit www.apartmentlife.org
Current Ministry Projects:
Church Planting Task Force
The City at CCC (www.onthecity.org for more info)
Missional living especially through our relationships at Corona Cigar Co.
Pray for wisdom as we seek where to move
Pray for direction as we plan to be a part of a church plant Downtown in the next year
Pray Michael would be able to find work so he and Christi can move Downtown
Pray for clarity regarding various financial decisions
Pray for the salvation of Angel, who Jason works with
Pray for the salvation of Wes, the cook at a local sports bar
Pray for an avenue for hands-on ministry Downtown for Joy