Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Some things we have done

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!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks for are hepling change lives too. Each Sunday with your birght smile and your little southern accent saying "Good Mornin" to each person that eneters the school for service! You are an example of what it means to Love as well :)