5.17.2010

Slowly, slowly, grows the Olive Tree



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My Pastor encouraged me once that planting a church is like planting an olive tree. It is often 50-70 years before that tree is ready to be harvested, but once mature, it may produce harvests for thousands of years.

Planting a church has been a crazy thing. It has not been what we thought it would be. We have encountered setbacks, frustrations, and incredibly slow going.

...but it is glorious!

There is a church where once there was not! A group of faithful, faithful people love each other, and love the city, with the heart of Jesus. I am so blessed to be a part of this community.

3 comments:

LindaFaye said...

It's crazy! Everyone told us it would be hard, possibly the hardest thing we have ever done. But we shrugged our shoulders and smiled at each other. We're up for a challenge! Or so we thought. Sometimes it's good that we don't know what we're getting into!!

But you know what? We would still do it all again.

Sean said...

We would!?!?

Steve S. said...

If you wanna have a marital dispute, do it on your own blog!