I was so excited to hear what God did last week in the lives of people in the area of Tuscaloosa, AL last week as some of our CATGrovers went and served in the Sports Camp organized by Allison Boyd. Nathan Boyd and Austin Prince went to join them on Friday night to preach and lead worship at the end of the week gathering/celebration. I know there were well over 50 individuals that turned to follow Jesus and so many lives were impacted. You can see the video of the week here!
I have been reading from the book of Numbers on the life of Joshua and Caleb this week and this verse jumped out at me BIG TIME. Numbers 14:24
Numbers 14:24 (ESV)
24 But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
I believe with all my heart that God has called us to aggressively ADVANCE the gospel to a lost and dying world. Over 4 1/2 years ago we stepped out on a faith journey to “fully follow” God’s leadership in sharing His love, grace and mercy! I am so thankful for the people that God has brought to us that possess a “different spirit”. I believe if we continue to follow God’s leadership by faith that He will give us His favor to continue to see people turn and follow Jesus.
We have stepped out on faith in helping start several churches like River Hills Church in Winder and Riverbend Community Church in Pennsylvania and others. By faith we have had a part in sending Pat and Joy Hardin to Romania, David and Gracie to Asia, Josh and Rebekah Holt to England and now have partnered with an orphanage in Cairo, Egypt!
We now embark on an amazing faith journey to begin a new Sunday morning gathering in Social Circle! I know; its crazy! We are simply trying to continue in a “different spirit” and “fully follow” what God has for us. We simply want to obey God as He leads us to ADVANCE the gospel to people yet to hear about His love, grace and mercy! Please join us!
Fasting and Praying!
Please join us as we fast and pray on Mondays for the first two meals of the day through the end of July. I would love for you to lift up our desire to stay focused on glorifying God through Advancing the gospel forward. If you can’t fast food, please consider fasting something else that is a regular part of your life. I am very excited about what God has in store for our future but at the same time it is a little frightening. I imagine it was frightening for Joshua and Caleb as they entered the promise land to scout it out for Moses! They knew that God is faithful and that He will always make a place for the vision and mission He has put in us as long as we are “fully following” Him.
Let’s Do it!
Keep praying, Keep investing, Keep inviting!