We thought we were sent to Houston for treatment and hopeful recovered health. But we were sent here for so much more. This place is filled with miracles and God appointments. He is so present here. We are so blessed to have had this experience. The friends we have met are lifetime friends, ones we will know for eternity…(continued)
We felt like we were on our own in our desire to live incarnational lives in the neighborhood God had moved us into. We knew that connecting with our neighbors on an authentically personal level was what was needed. And we were already seeing positive results. But, we didn't feel like we had much of a support system.
Most of our Christian friends didn't understand why we weren't in a church building as much anymore. Or why we weren't trying to bring our neighbors to church. We were starting to question whether or not we were on the right path.
The garden for me has been an experience in developing community. I have met more people in the few months of working the garden then the 10 years I sat in my office. The garden is on church property but not connected to it. Between the church and the garden are 2 homes. I was embarrassed when I went out recruiting for persons to take plots and realized I had never met my neighbors…(continued)
When I became a believer it dawned on me that the more I believe, the more I must also follow. As I read more about this Jesus guy, I became intrigued by the life that He led simply by going to people and loving them well and unconditionally. That was over 22 years ago. To this day, I find myself following this "Jesus guy" into the mission He has called me to in my community of Middletown, Ohio.
There's no wrong way to love your community right where they are. But there are some things that I have noticed that always work and have yet to fail me…(continued)
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