Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Next Phase

We finally found a building where we can meet. We'll be moving to Saturday nights for the next phase of Connections. The building is in a great location and only about 7 minutes from where we live. We're hoping to be in by next weekend, but it's not up to us. There is also a possibility that we might have a place there to meet on Sunday mornings. We'll see how it all pans out.
Tomorrow night we're attempting to tail gate the BSU game. We'll see how that goes. We've never done it before, but thought it would be a great way to meet some people and give away some hotdogs. We'll get some pictures posted when it's all done.
Pray that the Lord continues to send us leaders and supporters. We're just getting started!
One last thing . . . OU is #1. Go Sooners. Didn't want to leave that out.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Now What . . .

Friday night at group we did a taste test on 5 different types of root beer. The cheapest one, Albertson's, tied for the top spot. The most expensive one, Thomas Kemper, scored worst. So . . . the last shall be first and the first shall be last.
We had 34 at group Friday night. We've officially started looking for a place to meet. Our time as a "house church" is coming to a close. Be in prayer for us as we try to find the perfect place to grow through our next phase!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Moving Forward

We had 26 people at our group on Friday night. This is the most we've had on a regular Friday night.  We also had another first this week, Isaac Rede started working with our youth. I asked him if he'd try it for a week or two and after thinking it through for a few days decided he'd try it for a month!  What a blessing!  I put a picture at the bottom of some of our kids on Friday.
This week we're having a root beer tasting test to see if we can tell the good stuff from the cheap stuff.  Along with that, we'll be talking about how Christ mixed up the values of Biblical times. "The last shall be first and the first shall be last."  Suddenly being a servant was what carried the greatest value. This perplexed a lot of people.  I wonder if Christ were here in the flesh today, would he not make the same statement?  These houses, cars, fancy clothes and expensive toys, these are not worth living for, or working 7o hours a week for, it's our relationships and families, that is where the greatest values are. 
Hope to see some of you on Friday!