Sunday, August 19, 2012

All My Bags are Packed

This is such a huge week. First, thanks for all who came out for the prayer walk. We had about 20 people canvasing the campus and the surrounding neighborhoods in prayer. God is going before us in every step of this!

I take off today with Compassion International for a week in Ecuador to learn of the new partnership between Compassion and our Church Planting organization STADIA. You can read about that more here!

So pray for the two dozen of us who are going to pioneer this new partnership with Ecuador!

Not to be outdone, the Thompson Ladies are joining up with Grandma and Grandpa Penrod to head west to St. Louis to meet up with Chaia's great grandparents for the first time ever!

So pray for Chaia's continued healing and rest. Still losing a good deal of our feeds.
Pray for Shaina to enjoy time with family and to find rest.

Meanwhile, the road to church planting continues to pick up steam. We had 25 folks crammed in our living room for our C3 Basic last night! This is a lot of fun and we can't wait to see where God takes it.

And God has blessed C3 with some talented/gifted leaders and servants already. Without Shaina and I, they are initiating an OSU campus outreach that we are hoping will reach 2000 students today from 4 pm-8pm. I am so proud of this group.

Pray for Acts 4 boldness for these guys from 4-8 as they will be connecting with a ton of students in that window!

Then on Tuesday, they will follow up with an afternoon of hanging with OSU students, playing sand volleyball, cornhole and eating some pizza. Pray for students to move from contacts to connections through that encounter.

This is epic. And when Shaina and I return home next Friday and Saturday respectively, we will be gearing up for C3 Basic part two on Sunday night...Hopefully with an onslaught of new folks!

We are blessed to be where we are...and jacked for where we are going!



1 comment:

Mama Karen said...

Prayers lifted up for your trip as well as for Shaina and Chaia and Grandma and Grandpa Penrod. Thanking God for your church and for lives to be drawn to Him! Excited to hear about what is to come!!! To God be the Glory!!!