Five short months ago we gathered some friends together and shared the vision God had given us for a church plant here in Houston. We watched God raise up a solid group of men and women to build the church with us. We cried a few tears when God called a number of friends to stay where they were. We knew we'd miss them but we are all working toward the same blessed goal in Christ Jesus.
Then we took a deep breath and jumped off the big ship where we had enjoyed many years of growth and fellowship with other believers. We swam out into a little boat where the Savior was waiting for us to climb aboard. For a brief moment we felt all alone with Him. Our hearts bore the grief of leaving a place so familiar and so dear.
Minutes later we were interrupted by splashing all around. The ones God had called to build this new church began climbing in the little boat with us. They were excited to be there. They were filled with faith. They were compelled by the call of God. The Lord was at the helm of our little boat. But make no mistake; He was in the big boat, too.
Our little boat expanded a bit with every family, single person, empty-nester, and grandparent that climbed in. We asked God to bring us every part of the body of Christ and every spiritual gift there is. Over the summer we have seen Him faithfully answer that prayer. He is doing this for the glory of His beloved Son. May His name be magnified in our city.
We have been meeting with our core team every Sunday night. We seek the Lord in prayer, in the Word and in worship. We are readying ourselves to serve the city. There is a lot to be done but God is bringing every piece of the puzzle together.
The doors of Bayou City Fellowship will open four weeks from today on September 11, 2011. It is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it. We will worship in the chapel at Houston Christian High School on Beltway 8 and Kempwood at 10 AM. If you are in the Houston area and do not already have a church home, we'd love for you to worship with us.
We are working on our web site right now and as soon as it launches I will let you know. Please pray that we will operate in great faith and that God will use us to bring many people to Christ in the coming months and years. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement during this crazy but wonderful season of our lives.