We had a great time today with the vision team from the Frio River Baptist Association in south Texas. We started the morning having breakfast at one of Tacoma's hot spots, Shakabrah Java, and Pastor Duane from FBC Charlotte just couldn't seem to get the name right! I had an "Aloha" Omelet by the way and it was awesome.
We spent the morning just touring our city, praying and really letting the team get a feel fro who it is we are trying to reach. These times of driving around, walking and praying are rejuvenating for our team as well. Next the crew really helped us a lot by going door-to-door, that's right, knocking on doors, in the neighborhoods we are trying to impact. God gave some great insight into the spiritual climate of the communities and allowed us to meet some people who are interested in what we are doing as a church... pretty awesome!
Then we headed to Wright Park, which is always the best part of the day. God gave us incredible weather again today and the sun was shining brightly! There were lots of people at the park and we had great attendance at our Bible study. I think we actually had 6 high school students, two young adult guys, one single adult lady and one couple. The high school students provided an interesting and talkative dynamic (those who know me know that I am not gifted with the patience for youth ministry), but we were able to share truth from God's word and that is what matters!
We also met a lot of new people and got to invite a ton of people to meet with us in our new indoor location next week!!! Please be praying specifically this week for us to have a smooth transition from our park meeting location to our indoor location at the United Methodist Church of Tacoma. Pray that people come and that we develop a strong core of people to pour into and disciple over the winter. Also pray for my friend Antwon. He was laid off this week and seemed pretty frustrated about it. He has not yet attended our Bible study but he comes and hangs out with us every week. God is working and I can't wait to see what he does.
Thanks for your prayers!