Well, that seems to be the name we're going with for our church. We've had an eventful couple of weeks in some ways, though we have a lot of down time where we feel we're not accomplishing much. It's been good to spend lots of time with the kids though, the last 2 or 3 years have been so busy with so much stress and change.
Some of the events that stand out are having a family over for dinner, Aaron speaking to Rob Rufus (City Church International Hong Kong) by phone, and an utter failure to reach anyone else on the phone who we originally thought we needed to talk to! Contacting Rob was a bit surreal at first, because we know we wouldn't be here planting a church if it weren't for his faithful preaching of grace. We just wouldn't have had the faith to step out like this, we would still be wallowing in our miserable failures to live up to the perfect standard of the law! He is truly a spiritual father though he's only just become aware of our existence, and the churches we plant will be part of his spiritual heritage in many ways.
We also had 6 people over on Friday night for worship, but we never got to do any singing because we all talked until around midnight, mostly about grace. It was great to fellowship with believers and it's always great to talk about God's grace so we were very excited. Also got to pass out some Rufus cd's to everyone...
After everyone left we called Hong Kong and talked to Ryan Rufus (Rob's son and author of "Do Christians Still Have a Sinful Nature?", also he has some sermons available for download on City Church International's website ) for over an hour and it was great to see how God connected us so quickly in the Spirit, with so much in common in how we view grace, what God's teaching us about leadership in the church etc...very encouraging. We didn't get to bed until after 2 A.M. but I still couldn't sleep from all the excitement of what God is doing! Things we couldn't understand seem to be making more and more sense as we watch God's amazing plan unfold. His idea of how to go about things is always so much more brilliant than ours, what a shock!
Besides all that, we've been working on a church website, though so far I haven't really figured it out. I'll definately put up a link if I ever do so those of you who actually have computer skills can have a good laugh.
We are planning on meeting regularly on Friday nights at my parents' house for now, hopefully another home will become available soon since it won't take long to run out of space here...I'm really looking forward to getting everything really going, I miss worshipping with other people in God's presence.