Thursday, June 21, 2012

...plans formed long ago....

Today is a very special, and very exciting day in the life of our family. Today holds events that are the culmination of many, many prayers and the faithfulness of our God to answer them. Today Jason and I will be going on a mission trip together. Today 8 young couples from our church will be uniting in 1 GO. You see, 7 years ago, shortly after Jason and I were married I began to pray. I began to pray that there would be a place for me, a place for us, a place for young couples like us, in our church to serve God. I prayed for friends. I prayed for a feeling of belonging to something greater than myself. Today represents, in a way bigger than I imagined, an answer to those prayers. Over the last 4 years God has been working in the heart of our Pastor to encourage growth and involvement in our church from our peer group. He's supported us, and challenged us. There have also been countless hours spent planning and praying and planning some more to create a "niche" for young couples. Beginning with Nathan and Miriam Jones...Dino and Marsha...Craig and Carey and us...and now Brian and Tamara and Trent and Elissa have joined in! What a privilege it has been to actually be a part of the answer to my prayers! We now have 2 young couples classes...and we are determined to bring glory to His name- together! The amount of growth and work that the Lord has done in our lives through small groups, Radical and all of our discussion about God's Word encourages my heart, and blows me away! We are praying that as our name says, we will truly be a catalyst for His glory...starting in our marriages, our homes, our church and to the uttermost parts...and now we are going, 16 of us are going! 7 years ago, I prayed for a Sunday School class, and now we are going- together! Not only now do we have a place of ministry where we belong and are priviledged to serve, the Lord has surrounded me with the most amazing group of women! We are all young mommies in the "trenches" of toddlerhood trying to make our mark on our children, our homes, and the world around us. What an answer to prayer all of you are in my life! Praising God today for all this day will hold...Detroit here we come!...but also for all that it shows that God has done! He is so faithful...He is alive and working in our midst, and for that I am so humbly thankful. O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. -Isaiah 25:1

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