The ups and downs of church planting are somewhat indescribable. Friday before last I was somewhat troubled by our attendance which was probably the lowest we've had since the beginning. However, I was encouraged that the people who came were engaged and genuinely interested in becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.
This past Friday was fun because it was our Christmas gathering... not to mention my entire family was in town. Mom and Dad drove in from Kirby, TX and my sister flew in from Pearsall, TX. Coming off one of our lowest attended gatherings I was not sure what to expect but we have been praying for God to bring the right people at the right time no matter what the numbers look like. Well, God brought the people because we had a rough count at somewhere just over 40 people!!!
There were several awesome things about the people who came to The Pathway this week. First of all, there were tons of new faces. Second, those new faces were invited by the old faces. That is the first step to multiplication and that is what we are going for. Finally, every person in the room got to hear the true PURPOSE of Christmas... that God sent us a Savior!!!
Although we had an awesome gathering, the gospel was presented and our numbers were up we are still desperately praying for more life change. We are crying out to the Father, and ask that you join us, in praying for salvation for the lost and genuine growth and re-focused commitment for the saved. God is working and is on the verge of doing something huge in Tacoma... you are a part of that so please don't leave the fight!