I’m sitting in my office reflecting a bit. Eighteen years ago tomorrow (July 23rd), I began my ministry here at Christ Community. (Can I really be that old?) I was 27 years old and didn’t have a clue what I was doing (not much has changed, hmm?).  All I knew for sure was…

 1) I was extremely thankful to have a job—First Evangelical Free Church (as it was called back then) was the only church even remotely interested in hiring me. 

2) Raylene and I were coming to serve a congregation of dear folks who had extended so much love to us and who had been praying for God to do something new in their church. 

3) I was so hungry for God to move in me and in this little church. 

While this church is significantly different than when we got here 18 years ago and my family is 4 children larger, some things have not changed. I’m still extremely thankful to have a job!–especially at this church. There are lots of wonderful people here who express their love for my family in so many ways. And I am still hungry for God to continue to move powerfully in our midst.

Thank you, God, for bringing us here!

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