Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What an amazing six weeks it has been at The Crossing as we have considered how HOPE Lives through us, the church. As a church body we were able to ensure that 840 children can eat this next year, and another 70 children were sponsored, bringing our overall total to over 600, changing their lives and their families lives forever. We were able to identify to some degree with the challenges a majority of the world live with when it comes to food and living conditions as we engaged in the 5 Day Challenge and went through the experiences in the plaza.

God was stirring, The Spirit was convicting and people were responding and reacting as we looked at how Jesus came “to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

Thanks for how so many of you engaged in this series, we still have a long way to go as a church but it is an honor and privilege for us to be part of what God is doing in our community and world. My hope and prayer is that hope will indeed continue to live through us each and every day as we process the opportunities God places before us.

Speaking of opportunities to let Hope Live, just around the corner is EASTER, the weekend that represents the hope we have in Jesus. Jesus paid for our sins, conquered the grave and gives us the hope of eternal life! Let’s be a part of letting hope live through us this season by not only attending one of the Easter services but participating in bringing that message of hope to others by:

#1 – Inviting some friends, family, neighbors or work associates. For a virtual invite to send a friend, click here.
#2 - Serving at one of the Easter services so all our guests are well taken care of as they come. For more information on serving at Easter, click here.

There are so many people in our area in need of hope. Let’s reach for them serve them and allow God’s message of love and hope to flow!!!

In His Strength,
Ian Stevenson
Pastor of GO
The Crossing