The elders have made yet another tactical move to extend the kingdom of God into its own community. In recent years we have had multiple doors open through the adoption of a local elementary school as well as the food pantry. Due to the economy we are having hundreds pass through our doors to get free food every week. These families are desperate.
Simultaneously, we are noting conversions as these who pass through are now sitting with us in both our Sunday morning assemblies and small groups. We are thrilled.
Because of the growing need right where we live, David Combs has been added to the staff as a full-time outreach minister. He will spend several months to a year traveling to similar and effective work sites around the country to note what might be our best approach where we are.
David is highly qualified as he and his wife, Lisa, are two of gigantic and compassionate hearts. The Spirit has clearly marked this man and his family for a much-needed work at Memorial Drive. I applaud our elders for letting the need outweigh the present funds. There is not a thorough map plotting the course for success. We don't know how all of this work....but it will.
Welcome to our very own David Combs. May the force of the Spirit be with you!