History Maker

About 9 months ago I felt this urge to ask a friend who had been going through a tough time if she would like to meet at church to pray together. We sat down with a few others and heard her story. We prayed for a miracle. We prayed that she would one day be called mum and that the obstacles that were hindering her to get pregnant would go away. We prayed that the benign but growing tumour in her brain would stop growing and wouldn’t impact on her life. We spoke out loud, we ushered words silently to God. We had faith, some a little more then others. But we had hope.

This week my friend gave birth to twin healthy boys born a month early but little miracles. We didn’t expect two. But God knew. Her twin pregnancy was uncomplicated, not even the tumour could stand in the way of these miracle boys. She will still need surgery but it isn’t the emergency that it was expected to be.

“Is it true today that when people pray
Cloudless skies will break, kings and queens will shake?
Yes, it’s true and I believe it
I’m living for you
Is it true today that when people pray

We’ll see dead men rise, and the blind set free
Yes, it’s true and I believe it
I’m living for you”

History maker by Delirious popped into my head today and I had to smile 🙂
We have a crazy year ahead and with a little bit of faith I am praying that I will hear from God. That people will join us. That we won’t just create a crowd but we will share lives with others in such a way that they come to know a real living God who wants them to live a full life. I am praying that we aren’t just a group who are intent on supporting each other and having fun but that we are reaching out to the vulnerable, seeing and listening to families who are taking care of kids that have traumatic pasts. I am praying that these families find a safe space in our place and that the kids begin to heal not just to be better but so that they know they are LOVED by the creator of the universe.

“I’m gonna be a history maker in this land
I’m gonna be a speaker of truth to all mankind
I’m gonna stand, I’m gonna run
Into your arms, into your arms again

Well, it’s true today that when people stand
With the fire of God, and the truth in hand
We’ll see miracles, we’ll see angels sing
We’ll see broken hearts making history
Yes, it’s true and I believe it
We’re living for you”

We are gaining momentum. It has been a time or rest but things are about to get moving.
Like a train on a track with a piece of wood blocking it from moving but the engine is going, the driver is there and the people are starting to board. Once that piece of wood is moved the train will go and go and go! I don’t know where we are headed but God does.

We are going to start meeting with our launch team on Saturday nights in February as we gear up to launch TACO Church (not the name…..but we will be a Thankful Authentic Caring Oikos, oh and we will eat Tacos).IMG_8860.JPG MOPS and Playgroup are possibilities to launch later in 2018.
The Fostering Together Initiative and The Village are going to start to take shape so that they are reproducible by individuals and churches. Sharing life with others doesn’t have to be hard but it does need to be intentional. Our community needs to rely less on government programs and more on knowing each other, listening to what is said and what isn’t, eating together, serving each other and then sharing the story of God with those we already love and know. Our churches can lead the way. We can be History Makers because we are following the Maker of History.

We want you to join us! Even if you don’t live locally, come and be a part of what we are doing. Plenty of room for history makers!

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