Sunday, June 29, 2008

Monday, June 30th


Today I will travel back to Ohio after spending the better part of a month in Houston. On June 2nd, as I prepared to start this trip, I asked you to pray for several things:
- For my trip
- For our family- especially Quinn and Kyra- while I was away.
- For our housing situation
- For the people that will be involved in the core group at Convergence.
- For the right place to rent when we begin to hold public services.

Here's how God has answered those prayers:

- My trip was safe and uneventful, for the most part. (I'll have to tell you that story on the other blog soon.)
- Our family has made it through the last several weeks of being apart, though we all missed each other very much and can't wait to see one another again later today!
- We now have a house, and it will be a great place to welcome new friends.
- Our cookout on Saturday was a blast! The house was full of adults and kids, and everyone was eager to begin meeting together regularly, which we will begin doing on July 13th.
- Our number one choice for a meeting place is still an unknown. The realtor has been difficult to reach- slightly discouraging. However, the building remains empty, so we remain hopeful!

God's power is infinite; it has no limits. This is the power which is accessed with every prayer.

This week we will finish packing, and hope to load the moving truck on Saturday. Unfortunately, I'll not have much in the way of Internet access for the next several days, so this may be my only opportunity for an update this week. Please pray for the "big" move, and continue to pray for God to use us.

Have a great week!

In Him We Live,


P.S.- After being away from my family for almost a month, I am reminded of just one of the incredible sacrifices that are made by soldiers and their families- long term separation. If you know someone in one of those roles, please thank them this week. And please, pass on my deepest gratitude as well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday, June 24th


Thank you so very much for continuing to pray for Convergence Christian Church! I am less than a week away from my return trip to Ohio. After about a week's stay (enough time to help finish packing), we will take off on the "big" move to Texas! Tam and the girls are very excited to see their new home, and we're all excited to see each other again after almost a month apart. We'll be leaving Ohio Sunday afternoon, July 6th and driving to St. Louis to see my family for 2 days and then heading to Texas. We plan on being back to Houston and ready to unload by Friday, July 11th, and would really appreciate your prayers for all that will go into this major relocation!

Please also continue to pray for all the great people that God is bringing to us as we begin to form our core team. We will be meeting this coming Saturday, June 28th for a cookout and will soon be meeting regularly every week! Please pray that as we lay the foundation for this new Body of Christ, our focus will remain on Christ and His Kingdom.

As always, I would ask that you pray that my example would reflect Christ, and that my leadership would clearly show that I am His follower.

In Him We Live,


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday, June 19th

A big thank you to all who have been praying about our family's housing situation. In a turn of events that can only be credited to God, we were able to get a house and closed on Monday! We feel blessed to have this home- please pray that our lives would make an impact for Christ in our neighborhood.

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." -Hebrews 10:23-24

In Him We Live,


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monday, June 16th

Today we close on a house! Please pray that the whole process goes smoothly, and that I would reflect Christ in all I do and say. Please also pray for the family that is selling the house- for a safe move to Dallas and a smooth closing on their new home.

As we begin the week, please pray for our core group. I have been able to meet with several people over the past few days, and have received confirmation of their commitment to the new church. As we begin to meet together informally over the next several weeks, please pray that each of these individuals will begin to discover the unique place they are to have as a part of C3.



Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday, June 10th


Thanks for continuing to pray for Convergence!

-I have several meetings this week and next with people who are interested in partnering with the new church. Some individuals are interested in being "scaffolding" (volunteers from other churches, who will serve temporarily alongside us to train leaders and help staff areas on Sunday mornings as we begin). Others have indicated that they want to be a part of the "core" group, and are exploring where they will serve. Still others represent churches, who desire to help us see that Convergence becomes a new outpost in God's Kingdom. Please pray for these meetings, and especially for the Holy Spirit to guide every conversation.

-My family has found a house, and we would really appreciate your prayers for a smooth closing, and for God's blessing to be on the family that is selling to relocate.

In Him We Live,


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday, June 7th

Thanks to everyone who prayed for me as I travelled this week. I am now in Houston, and am happy to report that my trip was pretty uneventful.

I would like to ask that you pray for a family that I met on my drive through Arkansas (interesting things always seem to happen to me in Arkansas, but most are stories to save for the Convergence244 blog). They were also heading to Texas- possibly to relocate- but to someplace other than Houston. Please pray that God will bless their socks off during the remainder of their trip, and that He will guide them to where they need to be.

Please continue to pray for my family and I as we are apart for the next several weeks.

Thank you for serving in this way!

In Him We Live,


Monday, June 2, 2008

Monday, June 2nd

Thanks for visiting the C3 prayer partner's blog!

This week (on Tues.), I am heading down to Houston to get thing ready for our "big" move, and get some more preliminary stuff done.

-I'd be grateful if you would pray for my trip (I'll be driving this time, to take our car down), and also for our family- especially Quinn and Kyra- while I am away from them.

-Please keep praying for our housing situation- God is doing some really cool things in that area! I'm looking forward to telling you how it all works out.

-As always, please pray for the people that will be involved in the core group at Convergence.

- Please continue to pray with us for the right place to rent when we begin to hold public services.

Thanks again!

In Him We Live,