Partners are so much more than monthly support checks. They are fellow soldiers on the battlefront of expanding the kingdom of God around the world! I’m so grateful for this team that made sacrifices to serve with us this past week. For many people, Seattle is just a weird place in the Pacific Northwest. But for those that come and serve, it’s a place where God is on the move! In their coming, partners see, taste, smell and experience the city in ways that news articles and update emails never can. In addition, our hearts are mended together as we serve and experience God’s activity firsthand. If you haven’t come yet, you should! We would be honored to have you.
This is our third year to participate in Worship in the Park! This year, 14 churches closed their individual doors as we collectively worshiped together! There is ONE church in Bellevue and we thank God for the unity among our churches. We strive to partner and work together for the saturation of the gospel across our city that is less than 5% reached with the gospel.
We are on mission together! We may have a choice about the neighborhood or affinity group we serve, but we don’t typically get to choose the particular people we will encounter, which means we actually have to learn to love our neighbors. To love our neighbors, we have to trust the grace of God to empower us to do what we cannot do in our own strength and believe the truth that these people are image-bearers of God, loved by Him, and worthy of our time and attention.
We are the sent people of God! Ultimately, it is by His grace and not our works that brings about the Kingdom of God…and any good works we do are accomplished through the grace He showered on us before the foundation of the world.
Thank you for praying and partnering with us as we serve Jesus in the Seattle area and beyond!