Sunday, November 20, 2011

A very special day

Today was a memorable day!!

Today we had our annual All-Church service for the South Florida Church of Christ. We had great worship, an inspiring sermon and encouraging fellowship. Those things are to be expected.

One "out of the ordinary" thing that happened today was that our friends, Marcus and Amy Overstreet were appointed Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader. This is the first appointment of this type in over 10 years in the SFCC. Years ago, growing up in the church we all aspired to be Evangelists. Over time the role has come to be seen in a different light. But today was a victorious day because Marcus and Amy were recognized for the great work they've been doing for the past 5 years here in the SFCC. We are especially proud of them, their perseverance and their focus on God in the midst of hard times. Congratulations Marcus and Amy!!

The second very special part of today was the announcement of our move to Brasília, Brazil in January 2012. Its a move we've been contemplating now for a while and we are grateful that the announcement came the same day as our friends were appointed Evangelist and WML.

In the crowd were Thomas and Tina Allison,  Troy and Kim Criss, Ian and Crystal Scott, Bob Mitchell and Chris Overstreet. Each of these people have supported us and the Overstreets in amazing ways in the recent years. We are so grateful for how God brought us together in Gainesville and has since sent us out, literally to all parts of the world.

"A blessing to all nations" was the theme for today's service and it is our hope and prayer that God will allow us to truly be this wherever we go in the world.

1 comment:

Adam Gonnerman said...

I was very glad to hear from Jorge Bittencourt in Brasilia that you'll be working with the church there. In a couple of years I hope to move back to Uberlandia, Brazil (the home city of my wife and children) and help get a social action ministry in partnership with HOPE worldwide going there. Hopefully our paths will cross!