Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sept. 16th


I'm sorry this post is coming so late- I know some of you are wondering what impact hurricane Ike had on C3 and our area.

For a small group (around thirty of us currently) we are actually a bit spread out, with folks living from Cy-Fair to Stafford, and several points in-between. Despite our various locations, I am very happy to share that no one was hurt, and we as a group sustained very little damage.

On behalf of everyone involved in the Convergence Church plant, thank you for praying!

This week, please join us in praying for the people who have sustained heavy losses from the storm. Please also pray for us as we help our neighbors clean up and make repairs, and as we explore more ways to serve the community.

Again, thanks so much for praying!

Love, Live, Serve,


Friday, September 12, 2008

Sept. 12th

Although we only have clouds right now, it looks like our area is going to get hammered in a few hours from hurricane Ike. If you are a part of the C3 community locally and you feel that your home may not be safe, please contact me as soon as possible, and we will find a safer place for you to ride out this storm.

For our prayer partners outside of Houston- our area needs your intercession. It's likely that we will lose power/phone for a while, so don't be alarmed if you can't reach us. I'll update you on the situation as soon as I am able. This is a huge storm, but God is bigger.

In Him We Live,


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept. 11th

The sky is blue and the weather is absolutely beautiful today.

Which makes it that much more surreal as I see a few of my neighbors putting up plywood over their windows as if preparing for a riot. Everyone is getting ready (as best anyone can) for the arrival of hurricane Ike sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. Our part of Houston isn't close enough to the coastline to be in any danger of storm surge, but we may see some fairly strong winds. Everyone here at C3 would very much appreciate you lifting us up in prayer as the storm approaches- we believe that prayer is powerful.

Some other things to pray for this week:

- Our friend Iris has a niece who was bitten on the face and leg by a dog a few days ago. Her name is Calli. Although the injuries are not life threatening, please pray that there is minimal scarring- both on her face and on her emotionally from this event.

- Our friend Susie sent me a note sharing this request: "Can you guys please be praying for the family of the man and 3-1/2 boy who drowned in their backyard pool yesterday afternoon (on our street). They just lived a few houses down, in the cul-de-sac. I hadn’t even met them, cuz they’d only been living there for a couple of weeks. I don’t even know their names. He leaves behind a young wife and two other children, one about a year old and I’m not sure about the other, possibly of preschool age as well. It’s just such a sad, sad deal."

Thanks for being a C3 prayer partner!

In Him We Live,

More than a p.s.-

Seven years later, it's still hard to write (or type) the date that went into the title of this post. Please join us in praying for the families of those who lost their lives in the events of September 11th, 2001 and for the families of the soldiers who have given their lives in the years following those events.

If you are an American, today is also a good day to remember how this one event has dramatically re-shaped our culture, as we consider so many people around the world who live in places where terrorism is a regular occurrence.

Today, join us in praying for peace. And a revolution of God's love.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sept. 8th

Hi everyone!

Fall is a great season in Houston. Although the weather doesn't change very much (and the trees don't really change at all!), there are a lot of great opportunities to get out, see things, and meet people.

As we start off the week, I hope you'll join us in praying for opportunities for Convergence to begin to introduce ourselves to the community. This could happen in a number of ways, but I'm asking that you will pray for us to go where HE leads.

Some ongoing things we would appreciate you bringing before our Father are:

- A location to meet in when we launch in January.
- Our search for a second staff person.

Thank you so very much for praying with us! Following Christ certainly leads to action on our part. But prayer remains the most powerful action anyone can take.

In Him We Live,


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sept. 3rd

Hello Prayer Partners!

It's Wednesday, and I am still smiling from a great weekend!  We had a full house at both Sunday a.m. and p.m. gatherings, with rooms alive with celebration and great discussion (and some tasty food, too!).  Monday, we invited anyone who didn't already have plans for Labor Day over for a cookout, and we ended up with quite a crowd!  

We really did have a great time, but what got me the most excited was seeing the interaction among our core group- it was a front-row seat to the building of community.  

I hope you will continue to pray for C3 this week- for our search for a location to meet when we launch, and for us to joyfully follow His lead into our community in any way He wants us to go. 

But I also hope you will join us in praising God and saying "thank-you!" for the things He is already doing in the life of Convergence.  

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."         -James 1:17  

Talk to you soon!