Never Once

I knew God had a purpose for me.  I heard the call from God in 2005.  I dedicated my life into His hands not knowing the "when, how, or where”, but the "who, what and why” was crystal clear. 

Who? It was for me.
What? Dedicate your life for full-time ministry.
Why? God said, “I need someone to go and tell them about Jesus.”
I said, "Here I Am!"

Since then, God has been teaching, showing, answering, leading, and growing me to learn the “hows” and “wheres”.  

The when was 1 year ago TODAY! One year ago today marked a new chapter in my life and in our family’s life.  Leaving the known to go into the unknown has been a journey for sure.

As David declared, we also experienced the same; "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”

Definitely it has been a roller coaster ride the past year and through it all God has been faithful.  The words to the song, Never Once is our testimony for the past year:

Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we’ve come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us

Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You’ve done
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Our desire is for others to encounter the love of the heavenly Father, grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and power of the Holy Spirit.  Our prayer is that each person lives out his or her calling for His glory and Kingdom purpose. Along that ride, our call is to be part of His plan to pastor His church and help prepare it to be a beautiful bride for His return. 

We need and ask for your continued prayers, encouragement, and support to do His will, His way! We are not perfect, still growing, learning, and striving to please Him.  Thanks to everyone for blessing us in many ways over the past year!  We thank God for you and pray He continues to bless you!

Enjoying This Ride, 

Pastor Cee, Sherin, Abigail, & Kayla

Isaiah 55:8-9