Tuesday, January 8, 2013

God is faithful!

Joel 2:23-26

New International Version (NIV)
23 Be glad, people of Zion,
    rejoice in the Lord your God,
for he has given you the autumn rains
    because he is faithful.
He sends you abundant showers,
    both autumn and spring rains, as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
    the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.
25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten
    the great locust and the young locust,
    the other locusts and the locust swarm[a]
my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
    and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
    who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.

Y'all!!! God is so faithful! He has indeed given us abundant showers and is repaying the years! The Lord has worked wonders for us. Dallas Bay Baptist Church is amazing! There is so much opportunity here for Andy to grow and strengthen the middle school ministry, the people are unbelievable, and we see God's grace and faithfulness all over. Despite all the crazy things that we went through at the beginning of our move, we have been so well taken care of. The church put us up in a hotel for 2 days until our water was turned on, a church member loaned us their vehicle until the Penske 3rd party company paid for a rental, we have been taken out to lunch and had dinner brought to us, and so many other things. 

Andy is the happiest I've seen him years, maybe ever. He seems to get along with everyone on staff. The kids I think like us; it's only been a week :) We see so much opportunity to pour into parents, plug in volunteers, connect the students with service teams, and so much more! We can't wait to see how God uses us at Dallas Bay, but we know He has great things in store. 

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