Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our Community Group

I am so thankful and blessed to be a part of our current community group. What is a community group? It's a smaller gathering of the church body that meets together and does life together during the week. This was a new concept for me when we moved her almost 3 1/2 years ago. It took some time to get use to is, but now I look forward to and thrive on community group nights. Recently our group has grown and it has been amazing to see God at work in our midst. I'm thankful that we love to talk about God, His Word, share struggles, speak truth, learn from each other and just be around each other. I love these people so much and am excited to see what God will continue to do with us in our midst.
So a shout out to our group:

Andy and Shannon our wonderful leaders who are kind and lead well, giving thought to all in the group
Cory and Courtney who willingly open their home to us every week and have some kind of delicious treat for us to devour
Amanda who has returned from 5 years serving abroad to come home and serve along Sojourn in the urban experience and her family
Brian who is new, but has jumped right in and has Godly wisdom
Hilary joined 2 weeks ago and has been diving right into discussion, being open and honest and sharing with enthusiasm what God is doing in her life and teaching her
Jenny is quiet and cares deeply for the lost around her also part of the urban experience
Joe who is also quiet but challenges us with fun group adventures and loves life
Josh has been so open about his past struggles and was baptized Sunday as a follower of Christ!
Kristin is fun and full of life
Laura is so insightful and knows the Scriptures so well
Leslie is fun and adventurous with a great personality who is honest about who she is
Melanie can always make me laugh with a great story and is a hard worker
Paul came to the Lord recently and was baptized Sunday! He has so much life experience to share
Ryan is just Ryan full of laughs and a good time with so much knowledge
Sara has such a sweet spirit and is also very open about who she is

We have such a great group and I am so thankful everyone of these people is in my life.

Father, Thank You for this wonderful group that I can call family. Thank You for teaching us more about You together. Please continue to bless and grow us as we move forward in Your ways and teaching

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