It's crazy to think that only five months have passed since our last newsletter and life carries on with what seems to be an ever-increasing momentum.
We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. It looks like 2017 is going to be a year filled with many opportunities to live out the fruit of the Spirit and the values of the kingdom of God.
In January Linsey and I completed our 1st year at Springwater and moved into our last year in this current position. The community at Springwater is grappling well with the leading that God is presenting and the grace and supernatural mix that the Kingdom is having. God is strengthening faith and revealing Himself and His kingdom to people in a manner that is encouraging us all and those connected with us to step out of the box of our limited understanding and embrace the larger reality of God’s desires.
Over the latter part of last year, the church has developed a method that will support people who are actively expressing the call of God in and through Springwater that will hopefully create a framework of support for those whose heart is calling them to explore new ventures.
This year we will look to strengthen the current method of prayer, support and encouragement as well as create a space for people to “taste and see that God is good”. We are also looking to sharpen our understanding as to what God is asking of the church. Everyone connected with Springwater would appreciate your prayers.
We have been encouraged by the stories that people have shared and the blessings we have seen. In the simplicity of our gatherings, many people have expressed that they have sensed and experienced the presence and shalom of God as they sit in the space provided by Springwater Church. God is also graciously giving opportunities for people to share this shalom with the wider world in which they live. Our hope is that the Lord would deepen His presence in the physical space at Springwater and in those places that He has us all connected.
As Linsey and I journey through these next several months, we would appreciate your prayers for spiritual fruit and wisdom. This specifically relates to the development and strengthening of Springwater Church and regarding our next step.
We do believe we are to be in the UK and have been praying, chatting with various people, exploring ideas and listening to the quiet voice of the Spirit concerning this current year and beyond.
In this process, we have been asked by several people within the UK and globally to engage with them in a supporting, consulting type of level and are exploring how this could fit into the wider scheme of things.
Our desire is still to support and journey with people, working alongside and engaging local communities; developing places that are impacted by the reality of God’s kingdom presence, that can be sustainable, self-sufficient and centers of justice and integrity. Our desire is to see the reality of Christ, His message, and His Kingdom become alive or deepen in areas that are facing significant physical and spiritual challenges.