We have been so excited about this season that the Lord has brought us too. We have seen him move in our families, we have seen others restored to fellowship, and many encouraged by what the Lord is doing in and through the Mora Family.
As you may already know, the public launch of Vision Church Long Beach is only 11 days away! The closer and closer we get to November 24th, the excitement is greater, the expectancy is greater, and as you might know, the battle rages on for the city of Long Beach and this church plant.
The more and more we pray for the City, and specifically this Church Plant, the more we realize that there is a reason why this city is a transient city. There are many reasons why people are producing the same results as the previous generation. The reality is, this city has been exhausted with different cultural agendas that begin as contributors but end as consumers.
So how do we change the generational proclivity of this consumerist city? We bless the socks off this city. We find ways to impact the neighborhood where God has planted us. We bring a robust presentation of the Gospel. We equip the saints to live out their genuine faith amongst a diverse culture in need of clarity.
As you pray for the Church, pray that the Lord would continue to open the doors at Emerson Parkside Charter School. Pray for a spirit of unity between the church and the school. Pray that they would continue to want us to be a part of their already existing community programs. Pray that our witness would reflect the heart and purpose of God in every interaction.
As you pray for me and my family, please pray that the Lord would continue to protect us from sickness and the attacks of the enemy. Pray that the Lord would unite us even more as we minister by example. Financially, we have been sustained by the generosity of a few people who have been led by the Lord to give to us. As humbling as it is, we have been in tears and in fervent prayer for the Lord to bless those who have given to us. For the last 6 weeks we have stretched every dollar and are now left with a couple of options. Please pray that the Lord would open the doors for freelance graphic arts work, a part time job, that He would confirm the sale of one of our cars to help us through this season, or that people would be led to support us in this mission.
We are encouraged by
Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.- Joshua 21:45
We know that no matter what the journey is, we are comforted by
For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.- Deut 2:7
We are thankful that the Lord has led us in this season and
When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know,a
It is well, it is well, with my soul.