Today, the Lord called us to Las Vegas!
I’ll have the privilege of serving as the Lead Teaching Pastor at Twin Lakes Baptist Church ministering in the heart of this Send City. Retiring Pastor Norman Lourenco and the Twin Lakes family have been proclaiming the life-giving message of Jesus for decades and we cannot wait to join hands with this loving church. Today, the Lord turned the page.
The journey to this point has been one of a thousand small steps toward God. Perhaps, at some distant point, we will pen a reflection. But for now, the best posture is one leaning toward the future with a heightened expectation of God’s favor. God has given us a new start, and for that we are eternally grateful!
Before stepping into this new future, Heather and I can’t help but express our deepest gratitude to those who have walked through this time with us. You know who you are. More importantly, the Lord knows who you are. Your prayers, phone calls, text messages, notes of encouragement, cards, and gifts helped buoy us this past year. My dear friends, you were an agent of the Lord in our lives. Thank you for believing in us, praying for us, and putting legs to your prayers in practical ways. Blessed are you who have shown mercy, for mercy will be shown to you.
For those that have watched our journey from afar, let me invite you to be a part of what God is doing here in Las Vegas. If you’re interested in knowing more about how you can impact the frontier for Christ, please drop me a note in the comments section or on social media. The fields are ripe and you can be a part of the harvest!
Here, on 11 October 2020, we raise our Ebenezer. An Ebenezer marking the end of our waiting. An Ebenezer commencing the next phase of our ministry. An Ebenezer declaring the victory of God in our lives. It’s by His help we’ve come. And we hope, by His good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
[Photo by Guido Coppa]