At the very beginning of the month, I (Greg) had the privilege of taking a trip down to North Carolina to visit friends and supporters of what God is doing here in Pittsburgh. I stayed with a different family every night for five days of travel. I am so thankful for the love and care I received on this trip. If your are one of the many people who met with me or let me stay at your place, thank you very much! Pretty much every hour was filled with seeing old friends or making new ones. I was reminded of God’s goodness in hard times through friends at Arlington Baptist church. As a part of Bay Leaf Baptist’s annual Mission Sunday, I had a chance to share what God is doing in Pittsburgh and encourage many people to join a mission team that will be traveling to the city this year. And at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, we dreamed of what God is going to do next through the leadership both there and in the Burgh.
Though it was a whiplash inducing trip, it was exactly what we needed. In each region of NC, people reminded me of something I needed. Whether it was, “God is faithful in the hard times,” “We want to support you and Pittsburgh,” or “We are praying for you,” I was reminded that God has been behind every victory on the journey so far, and He will be the fuel for the journey ahead. Thank you for fueling the mission here in Pittsburgh with your support and prayers.
In the meantime, God has continued to move at The Well Church. As Discipleship Pastor, I have been getting to know our community groups and praying that God will multiply our leaders. Megan and I hosted two dinners, each with rising leaders in our church who voiced strong interest in leading such a group. God is answering our desire to multiply so that we can make His name great in all of our neighborhoods. Pray that we will follow God and to do His work.
I also had the chance to preach twice this month. If you’d like to give the sermons a listen, you can find them here: http://thewellpgh.org/resources/sermons. I preached the messages entitled “Rooted in Community” and “Rooted in Prayer.”
Love you guys!