"... But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. NOW YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST, AND EACH ONE OF YOU IS A PART OF IT." (1 Corinthians 12:24-27)
PARTNERSHIP! What a joy it is to work together for the sake of God's Kingdom together!!!
God - in His wisdom - has entrusted the ministry out here in Cachagua/Tassajara to us - and let me update you so that you can rejoice with us.
Many different opportunities have presented themselves to us recently. The church property has been used by firefighters - pathway for dozers to go through - residents have come to us in search of guidance and I have been able to join a team working with the Community Foundation of the Monterey Peninsula - helping folks who had to leave because of the smoke or were not able to get to work because they were not sure they could get back home. All of these encourage us as we continue to become more involved in the life of our community.
As one of the Community Liaisons with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - along with John Hammond - another member of the church - we are now looking into the possibility of being activated if/when Tassajara Road needs to be closed and residents evacuated. The firefighters may do a back burn that would activate that evacuation.
Just as we are partnering with others in this community to meet needs where we can - you too are partnering with us in the work God has - and will in the future - have us do in this community.
Your continued fervent prayers to see the Holy Spirit move in this community and draw men - women and children to faith in Jesus Christ is cherished and greatly needed! Some of you remind me that you are praying for us and that encourages me greatly!
We have no idea when the county will put us on the agenda so that we can receive our Use Permit and be able to really function as a church. If we can trust God with our eternity - we can surely trust Him with a Use Permit!
The body of Christ does not function independently - God allows us the privilege of serving Him and others - TOGETHER!!!!!!
Pastor Dave and I meet weekly to pray - and I come into the Wednesday staff meetings when I can - and for the most part may not see many of you very regularly. But know this - there is a deep passion in Dave's heart and mine for this peninsula - this valley and for this community. We believe that God has called all of us together - FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS - to serve Him and this community with the love of Jesus Christ - and YOU too are our PARTNERS in this ministry!!!!