Beautiful Lord Awesome and mighty I'm captured by this love I see Beautiful Lord Tender and holy Your mercy brings me to my knees It's Your mercy that has made me free Beautiful Lord -Beautiful Lord (Leeland)
This is the cry of my heart today as I sit and write this update. The love that I have seen out pouring from the hearts of New Lifers has brought me to my knees in awe of the One who died on the cross for you and for me. We are seated at the table of the Lord and I am rejoicing to be able to celebrate this with all of you. God brought my husband and me to New Life in April and I never expected to be so utterly devastated by the love of the people here. So thank you, all of you. I want to thank all of those who selflessly gave their time, talents, and energy by coming and having a blast at Starlight Cinema. Each one of you are why it was a success. Not because of what you did, but more because of why. Because Christ loves you. Thank you for sharing the joy that so evidently overflows out of your hearts. I would love to thank each one of you personally, but this is already going to be too long. :) Ya'll are stealing this Mississippi girl's heart! If you weren't there and you are reading this, find someone who was, I guarantee they have an awesome story of what happened on Saturdays this past August!
As if that weren't enough to make a passionate person all fired up, then you guys hit me with the backpack drive. We collected almost $10,000 in supplies and backpacks!!! Yes thats right I said TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!!! We were able to touch the lives of 300 students with backpacks alone, not to mention the teachers and classrooms that will benefit from all the extra supplies. Again, its all because the people of New Life understand firstly that God LOVES them with a unending and unchanging love. Only because of that. I am so excited I am starting to sweat! You guys get it. You get that God loves. Thats it, He loves, and thats what people need!
That is what New Life has to offer. Love. Thats why we do what we do. Thats why we are having this Block Party. Because "we have have caught a revelation that nothing can separate us from the love we received through salvation. It fills your daughters and your sons!!!!" People are calling the office as I write this asking about our building and our Block Party because they want to be where the love is. People wanted to be where Christ was. Why? Not because He was some amazing speaker, or He had a lot of money. It was because He loved. Jesus is here. Jesus is in your heart and people want to be where you are. They want to be here. So sign up to be at the Block Party, so people can be near you!!!