I’m often asked why Jennifer and I decided to move to northern NY. Aside from simple obedience to the Lord, it’s because we fell in love with a vision.
We believe we can help affect a county for Christ.
We’re profoundly blessed to serve under some of the healthiest leadership anywhere on earth, and we’re surrounded by the most amazing support structure. How? I have no idea, other than to say God blessed us despite us.
8 months ago New Life was so full in its single Sunday service that we had to go to 2 services. Next month, on November 13th, we’re so full again we’ll be going to 3 services.
And yet we’re quickly approaching our very first goal: to reach 1% of our county for Jesus.
It’s still far too few.
If numbers mean people to you, then numbers matter. Because they matter to God; and they certainly matter to the devil.
The more I spend time with lost, hurting people and see their lives turned around by Jesus, the less time I have for the religious critic, pessimist, and cynic.
No matter the size of your particular church, lay your hand to the plow and be faithful to the vision you’re around. I believe the Lord will measure much by that.
And to those who wonder as to the time commitment for such county-influencing efforts, might I quote the late Sue Garland:
“I don’t have anything better to do.” ch: