Thank you for your prayers! We're seeing God bring new people to our gathering each week. Some sneak in and out, some stick around to visit, and some start a Bible study. Yes, I kid you not: we've had an influx of single young men who have joined forces to start a small group. They will walk together in accountability, truth, and encouragement.
People are getting plugged in to set up chairs, greet visitors, share a benediction, etc. We're seeing families open their homes to host their neighbors for the first time. The church is stepping up to care for Jim and me by praying over us and by taking responsibilities off our plate.
Overall, Jim and I are encouraged. We feel incredibly supported by our network of prayer partners and church partners. God has taken the worry of finances off the table for the last several months through some generous givers. Mentors in our lives continue pointing to God's power and faithfulness. I think we're on the life-long journey of seeing a city turn toward our Savior God. The best thing we can do is love Him ourselves. Then we will have love and hope for those neighbors who are far from Him.
Please keep praying for us, for our team, and for our neighbors.