What a full weekend! Lots happened so let’s jump into the reflections.
- Friday evening community group was great. We had a good discussion re: our left-over finances. What do we do with our extra? Some really good ideas were shared. We have an excellent group. This Friday evening we are eating dinner together. Already people are sharing what they are bringing for dinner. I love it!
- We sold 17 1/2 pounds of coffee at the Westminster Farmers Market Saturday morning. That’s the most we’ve sold and last week was the most we’ve roasted and sold with all our customers. We even have a lead on a commercial place where we can move our roasting operations. We also are interviewing people who can work part-time (20 hours/week) for the company. Yesterday the Holy Spirit woke me up early just reminding me that this whole idea came from Him and to be a careful steward of this idea and company. When we hire this part-time person we’ll be able to take the company and vision to the next level. Erin thoroughly enjoys roasting coffee and spending time at the Farmers Market. What a blessing this has been for her. She has mastered the roasting and bagging of the coffee!
- Saturday evening we started a new series at LifePoint, What in the World are You Doing? It was met with great enthusiasm. October 23&24 we are not going to have church, we’re going to be the church in the world. We have some 70 service projects for our people. It’s an opportunity to Risk Love in serving others. I can’t wait for the weekend to get here!
- After the worship gatherings we had a baptismal service. Thirty-six people were baptized. It was great to hear their stories and to see people so excited for their friends and family members.
- Sunday morning I met with our Orphan Care team. We are looking at partnering with an orphanage in Eastern Europe. Most likely Ukraine. What an exciting time sharing ideas with them. God is leading us in some unique and great directions with this initiative. One orphanage we are looking at is for boys and young men that are developmentally disabled. What a challenge!
- Speaking of developmentally disabled this month is National Down Syndrome month. Very significant in our family. Did you see Extreme Home Makeover last night? A family with six adopted Down Syndrome young adults. It was a great show!
Looking forward to a good week although it’s raining in the Furnace Hills today.