This Sunday I shared some of the “Why” behind the story of How actionchurch was started. If you missed it, the (Podcast) is up now. This January, during the “You Reap what you Sow” series, I told some of the stories of how God provided for us and led us during our first shaky year as a church. (If you missed it check out that Podcast Here).
I love sharing the history of actionchurch. I realize more every year how important it is that we all remember “where we came from” and what God has done for us as a church. I have come to realize that in a growing church, with new people coming in each week, (something we are VERY happy about BTW) “teaching history” is going to be an ongoing job. I love telling stories, and every day I am amazed at what God is doing in our church, so I look forward happily to the challenge.
Here’s a lesson I have learned as someone who has had the privilege of being part of actionchurch since day one. Here’s the one LESSON I have learned from our History:
The very BEST PLACE we can be as a church, the BEST TIMES we EVER had, came when we were serving and giving to others in a way that was TOO BIG and TOO MUCH for us to handle.
That’s why I’m so excited that we are able to serve Sarah Jones and her precious orphan girls in Honduras in our latest “Big ASK list” project. There is SO much stuff to gather. The timeline is SO short. (9/16 is the final Sunday to turn items in…that’s just two weeks away) We need to raise a LOT of cash to provide Sarah new appliances (approx $1800.00) for the orphanage and rent a “Big ASK Truck” to get them there. We will also be supporting Sarah on a monthly basis from our church general fund.
I hope you’ll consider being a part of this adventure. I hope you’ll ask God how you can be part of purchasing items or writing a “Big ASK Check” to help fund the large items we need to purchase new.
If we do…if we trust God and do ALL that we can…our HISTORY teaches us that we’ll see an amazing result. I can’t wait to celebrate it with you!
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1:27)