LOVE. GROW. SERVE. with Pastor Rachel
Hola Amesbury amigos! I'm greeting you en Español this week because by the time you read this Pastor Jon and I, along with other members of our Honduras mission leadership will be on a plane to visit with our friends at My Little Lambs orphanage just outside of Siguatepeque, Honduras. When we began this mission over two years ago, we could not possibly have imagined how God would use it to build relationships and transform lives. Whether your support for these children has come in the form of prayer, donations or words of encouragement to those who have been called to “Go!” we sincerely thank you and feel as though we take you all with us. We will be planning another full team trip to Honduras sometime around July so keep your eyes out for additional details on that as winter begins to wind down.
Speaking of winter, I just want to give a huge shout out to our Trustees, Hilary & Bub, and everyone else who has helped out tremendously this winter to make sure that our parking lot and all entryways are clear of snow and ice on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. I still remember one snowy morning a few years ago when a handful of us were out braving the elements with whatever shovels and gear we could find to tackle clearing the driveway only an hour or so before service was set to start. How richly God has blessed us since then, and I just want to be sure to thank those who are part of that blessing!
I also want to celebrate a great time at the volunteer/leadership lunch after service this past week. I so appreciated gathering together, growing in relationship with one another and dreaming about what is to come for each of our ministries and our campus as a whole. As you’ve most likely heard me say many times, I am amazed by what God has done in our campus over the last year and I have no doubt that he has greater things than we could ever imagine ahead of us. I hope this process of gathering together and being intentional about seeking His will in preparation for the future has equipped us to boldly approach the incredible plans He has for us as the church. If you have additional thoughts after our lunch or if you were not able to be with us and have some thoughts, feel free to give me or P. Jon a holler after the 25th when we return from Honduras.
Before I sign off for another week, I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity we’ll be sad to miss this weekend at our Plaistow campus. This Saturday evening, Epic Season, an amazingly talented Christian band from right here in New England, will be in concert at our Plaistow campus as they debut songs from their new album. This band is always great at Soulfest and one of our youth group’s favs, but I can say that no matter what age you are you’ll have a great time. Tickets for the Epic Season concert are $10 and can be purchased at the door. As if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday we have Christian artist Paul Coleman hosting our Sunday evening service at 6:00pm in Plaistow. If you haven’t met Paul or heard him play, you won’t want to miss it!
I can't wait to come home and fill you in on the details of our latest visit to the kids at My Little Lambs in Honduras. We will certainly be praying for you all as you join together in worship this Sunday at 10:10am to finish up our Reboot! sermon series, and don't forget there's always breakfast and LifeGroup beforehand downstairs at 9am.
Hasta la proxima vez (Until next time)!