September Update

Dear Family and Friends,

This summer has been a season of learning that ownership takes a tremendous trust in Jesus at this initial stage of the new church plant project.

I ask you to join me in celebrating God’s grace as the story continues to unfold…
You can read July’s Update HERE and August’s Update HERE

Summer Wrap Up 

  1. June 10: Started WordPress blog – pastorsamuel.com
  2. June 16: Moved to Irvine, CA
  3. July 8: Introduced at Mars Hill Church Orange County as an elder in sending
  4. August 15: Incorporated the new church as 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the State of California.
  5. August 31: Opened a bank account for the church plant project.

Highlights in August

  • Celebrating my father’s 83rd birthday with the whole family.
  • Receiving healing and care from a Christian Chinese acupuncturist for back pain.
  • Staying cool at the pools and beaches with family and friends from CA and WA.
  • Yogurt Land hangouts with kids and community group folks.
  • Leading two community groups in the same neighborhood.
  • Bringing together a business team for the church plant project (lawyer, banker, accountant, gospel coach and board of directors).
  • Lunches with people we meet on Sunday after worship, doing membership interviews with two couples for Mars Hill Church OC and several biblical counseling conversations.
  • Counseling in Community training with Pastor Mike Wilkerson and his team from Seattle.
  • Receiving our first church plant support check.

Coming up this month… 

Missional Opportunities

  • Neighborhood BBQ: praying for seven families since July to engage in gentle, respectful conversations about Jesus
  • Getting to know parents at our kids’ school: Karis and Kaden’s first year in public school
  • Volunteering at the biggest event in the city: Global Village Festival

Mars Hill OC Replant

  • Move to Orangewood Academy
  • Opportunities to work with children (Mars Hill Kids) and couples (pre-marriage class)
  • Opportunities to disciple men through coaching and at ReTrain

Meetings for the Formation of the New Church

  • Board of Director meeting
  • Branding and communication strategy meetings
  • Fundraise meetings

We Need Your Support

  • Pray for our marriage and our children to be rooted in this area, for relational engagements to talk about Jesus with gentleness and respect.
  • We are set up to receive financial support starting September and will follow up with more details of how to give.

Jesus works through us!

Samuel

 

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One thought on “September Update

  1. banner looks great!! excited for you in all that Jesus is leading you in!! Have a great BBQ, and enjoy getting to know and speak with your new neighbors!! sue

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