This has been a tough week, but God has once again been very faithful to my family and me. Ashley has to have cataract surgery in both eyes and she had the first surgery this week. I have been in bed since Sunday night with the flu. My coughing during the sermon on Sunday was a precursor of what was to come. Fortunately, Hannah drove up from San Antonio to help us get through this week. Scripture teaches us that we are to give thanks in everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Someone may ask how you can thank God for surgery and the flu! I thank God that He blessed us during this week through the care of a daughter and the prayers of a church family. In every situation, no matter how bleak, we can always find things for which we can be thankful.
On Sunday we will have a blessed time together as a church. We will rejoice with our student ministry in the great work God did among them during Disciple Now. I will have the privilege of baptizing four people, and we will commission a team to go on mission to North Africa to work among our UPG (Unreached People Group).
We are hosting the Compassion Experience on our campus March 31-April 3. If you have not already done so, sign up to come walk through the Compassion Experience. Also, please pray about sponsoring a child with Compassion International.
Thank you for your patience while our church property and parking lots undergo changes as Greystar prepares to build their building. If you have questions, feel free to call our church office and let one of our staff help you.
Finally, thank you to those who are helping us with our First Impressions ministry! We still need people to serve in this vital ministry. If you are interested in helping, please contact Ross Hartsfield and let him know you would like to serve. Church family, let us give it our best shot at greeting and helping people once they come on our campus. Recently we have heard reports of people saying that they came to our church and drove away from the parking lot because they did not see anyone, or no one greeted them, or no one spoke to them once they came in. With such a large campus with many entrances instead of one main one, we have people everywhere on Sunday! Please, please help us with this great need. We never get a second chance to make a first impression as a church, so let us all help by looking for unfamiliar faces and doing all we can to greet and accommodate our guests.
Praying for our DNOW!!