God is continuing to lead us in exciting directions and showing us his power. Big things are on the horizon! A new season of ministry begins tomorrow.
Earlier this year Lara and I were talking about life and missions. We have been blessed over the 3 plus years to be apart of a God size movement here at Ridge Church in Matthews, NC and we wouldn’t trade it for anything! We have seen God use us to build this ministry outreach called Intersect, which serves a local low-income school and neighborhood called Piney Grove. Unbelievable stories of impact and life change have come out of this project. We have also been able to help facilitate many community groups and other small groups where participates have gained monumental relationships and a deeper understanding about a relationship with God. We have been able to walk with many couples and individuals through counseling, critical circumstances in life, helped through crucial times of discipleship, connected others with in the body of Christ, and loved on hundreds during our 3 plus years on staff here at Ridge Church.
Earlier this summer I began looking for ways Ridge Church, as well as the Rouse House, could serve in missions internationally. Being missionaries at heart we have been feeling the itching to travel and see how God can use us even more. In the early part of July I meet with a mission organization that is based out of Charlotte to talk about opportunities for Ridge Church. At the end of the meeting I was offered a job! Little did I know at this time it would be what I think could be a dream job for me. I couldn’t write the job description any better my self. Not really in the pursuit of a new job or ministry I took things slow and waited on God to show me what his clear plan was for my family and me. Day after day it seemed that he was moving us in this new direction which is back into full time missions. Worried that I wouldn’t be able to play a role in leadership at Ridge Church or this ministry to Piney Grove I told this organization I would only consider the job if they would allow me to continue some of my ministry at church too. There response was wonderful, “that’s what we would expect you to do. Of course you should keep doing that too.” This is just another one of those moments I call “finger prints of God”. There has be many of them during this process of decreeing if this is the right direction.
After 7 weeks of prayer, asking others for wisdom, conversations with my family, and interviews I accepted the position with United World Mission as a Mobilizer/Coach. My primary role will be to help those who feel that call on their life to missions. I get the privilege of helping individuals and families figure out what exactly God is leading them to do, how, when, and where in the world He wants to use them. I will also work with local churches on the east coast with their international missions needs and with a wide variety of projects worldwide that delight our God. The Rouse House will remain based out of Charlotte and serving in a much smaller way but still making a huge impact through Ridge Church. We are SO excited to see how God has put together these plans and that he still has much for the Rouse House to do!
Tomorrow I start my new adventure in God’s story and he will continue to write a story of faith in me. Lord let us have a faith and love that will change the world!
4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— 5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel
Please consider joining our financial support team? You can send contributions to: United World Mission, PO Box 602002, Charlotte NC 28260-2002 and write ACCT# 11084 in the memo line. Further info about on-line giving and other programs see United World Mission. Thank you to our present supporters that allow us to impact the many lives across the planet.
Again, THANKS! We are looking for 10 new partners about to give $50 to $100 per month. Our Goal is $600 a month or $7,000 annually. THANK YOU for investing in this Kingdom work!