Monday, August 23, 2010

Ready. Set. GO!

It's hard to believe, but our time at Christ Fellowship and The Ascent has come to an end. Yesterday was our last Sunday attending The Ascent services and it has started to hit us how much we are going to miss our church family here. We have had some amazing opportunities that have been provided through our church over the past year and we have built relationships with some wonderful people.

We have had the opportunity to help people grow and be discipled through connecting them with small groups. We delivered Thanksgiving meals to those in our community who wouldn't have otherwise had food. We went to Haiti! Twice! We celebrated Christmas by spending less on gifts for each other and giving more to help build clean water wells for people in India. We helped host a Super Bowl Party for the homeless in West Palm Beach. We have been led by a pastor who has challenged us about what it means to sacrifice for the sake of the gospel and who has encouraged us in every step of our journey over the past year. While those are a few of the highlights, the list of great experiences we've had at The Ascent could go on and on.

For us, leaving our friends from CityPlace is bittersweet. We hate to go because we see God working and transforming lives and God has put amazing people here that we will dearly miss. But, we are excited to go out into the world with the support of our church family. We will look to them as Paul looked to the Church of Philippi - thankful to them for keeping us in their prayers and encouraging them to press on in the faith.

"I thank my God everytime I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on the completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:3-6

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