Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Friends in Christ

Paul and I host our church community group every other week. The group is composed of men and women that want to grow in their relationship with Christ. We'll gather together and go through a specific study, e.g. on giving of our time, talents and money for the Lord. Sometimes, we'll get together for a potluck and just hang out.

Two of our friends from our group have been in China for the past 15 months. They are serving there with Food for the Hungry. They plan to be there long term (at least three years). We've all been supporting them, through prayer and with our finances. Well, they were able to come back home this month for a visit. It has been so great to see them again! We so miss them! They are a great couple, very genuine, friendly and generous. Last evening, we had a special group time to visit with them. It was potluck night - YUM! We're also going to have a "girl's night" next week, just some time for all of the ladies to hang out and encourage our friend.

We really appreciate the Biblical community we are in! We're able to encourage one another, serve one another, pray for one another and support one another. It's just like in the early church --
"All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people." (Acts 2:44-47)

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