Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another story

I love to hear how God is using the church to create a sense of home. Listen to one woman's story:

Pastor Chris – I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for allowing me the honor of being a part of the 10 year celebration. I felt God’s presence in a way that I haven’t experienced since moving to Vegas a year ago. When I began this journey of leaving my family, friends, and everything that I had known until that point I knew that God had a purpose. I didn’t really know what it was and am not yet 100% clear, but after listening to Ted talk about how for all things there is a season, I do know that I am in a new season of my life. I am very clear on the fact that coming to NCC is part of that season. As you know, I found the church from the sign out front. I did not now a single person at the church before coming. In just a few short months, this now feels like home. I have traveled back to Oklahoma many times in the year that I have lived here and always refer to those trips as “going home”. I have often wandered when those roles would reverse and flying back here would become the trip home. This Church has played a huge part in helping me make that transition.

I know that I tend to be introverted until I get comfortable with people, but I am very grateful for the numerous individuals who have gone out of their way to make me feel a part of the family here at NCC. A special thanks to both you and Michelle for all your kindness and love that you have so freely given to me. I am so thankful that God has allowed the two of you and so many others here at NCC to be part of the “special people” in my life for this current season that He has placed me in. I look forward to seeing many dreams unfold and being a part of all that God has in store for NCC in the coming days. It’s gonna be awesome!

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