Hi church family!
As you probably heard, Jon and I were traveling for the last couple of weeks with our Honduras Mission Team. We made it home around 3:30am on Saturday morning and we are still recovering, BUT IT WAS POWERFUL! I’m sure we’ll be holding a time of sharing so we can update you all on what God was able to do in and through us during this time on mission so stay tuned for that, but in the meantime, this last trip has left me thinking a lot about community. As a church, we’ve been focusing on community quite a bit with the launch of our “For Our Community” campaign. I’ve heard so many incredible stories of people getting together and just being the church (as it should be) to those around us. We may have even brought a little For Our Community to our friends in Honduras as well.
But what I’ve been left thinking about recently is actually a little different. Have you ever heard the term koinonia? Translated from the Greek word κοινωνία, koinonia loosely translates to a close communion or sharing of relationship and is generally accepted as the intimate bond existing between Christian brothers and sisters. After being on mission together 24/7 for 10 days (not to mention the night before without any sleep at all), you can imagine that we were living in a tight community, AND IT WAS POWERFUL. Right now, we have approximately 120 youth, young adults and families preparing to go to Soulfest where they will live together in this intimate relationship for a little under a week. This is always a great experience for all, AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THIS YEAR WILL BE POWERFUL.