Two 1Q 2012 Announcements

At the end of last year, we knew that God was planting us in Edmond.  As a part of that planting, He led us to a fantastic united Methodist congregation called Acts 2.  The church is built on the foundation of Acts 2:42.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42 NIV)

We have been immensely blessed by this congregation and its Pastoral staff.  Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Mark Foster, is a fantastic teacher and has a huge vision for the Kingdom of God.

In our first meeting with Pastor Mark, we chatted about the history of our family, Led By The Word, and Acts 2.  It was evident that there was a commonality in focus, prayer, and Kingdom world-view.  We wanted to be a part of it.  We also knew that God was telling us to come alongside and serve in whatever capacity the church wanted/needed us to serve.

Since then, we have had further conversation about what that service would look like between now and our anticipated departure for YWAM on April 5.  Two things have bubbled up.

We are happy to announce that we will be leading a trip to Omaha, Nebraska between March 4 and March 10 for up to 15 members of the Acts 2 family!  We are super excited about this trip.  We will be working with the Missouri River Conference of the United Methodist Church in the inner-city of Omaha.

We will be ministering in a variety of venues including senior citizen’s center, interact programs, food pantry, and community gardens.  The concept is to bring to light Social Justice issues that exist just off the church’s doorstep.  This is a fantastic opportunity for Acts 2 to see new ways that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus in our own parishes.

Secondly, we will be leading a weekly series through February and March on prayer.  We will be discussing prayer throughout the Bible, as well as tools/techniques/resources available to us for prayer.  We hope to culminate this time with a week of 24/7 Prayer that will be ended with a Seek-and-Soak gathering.

Please, join us in prayer for these events.  We are so grateful to serve this fantastic community!  Pray that as we do so, we will be open to hearing God’s voice and will lead God’s people deeper into relationship with one another and with Him.

If you would like to help us financially with the trip to Omaha ($1,170 ($390 each for Stephanie, Emily, and I)), then jump over to our Partner With Us page.

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