We received the official acceptance letter from Pastor Vince, and I encourage you to read it here. He’s got a great sense of humor and a genuine passion for our mission to “Reach the world for Jesus, one life at a time.”
It has been fun to hear how excited people are to have Pastor Vince Parks and his family join us in ministry. On the Mexico Mission Trip this past weekend, I had many conversations about his decision to accept the call to Summit.
When people talk with me I keep hearing these two themes:
1. “I’m so glad he said yes! It’s been incredible to see what God has done through Summit (as they share a story with me). I think this is a great next step to impact many more people in the coming years.”
2. “When will he and his family be here?”
After talking with him about their transition from Gloria Dei in Houston to Summit, his first Sunday will be March 15th! Please continue to pray for his family and for his current church as they prepare for the future as well.
Ghana Mission Work
Last Sunday Paul and Ali Federwitz joined us for worship to share about their work to support Bible translation and literacy in West Africa. They are reaching many for Jesus in that part of the world by helping local tribes/people groups read God’s Word for the first time in their own language.
Watch the message “The Power of Story” to hear about their work. It starts with an introduction from me about our weekly Just Walk Across the Room teaching.
If you would like to learn more about their work, make a donation or receive their newsletter, click here. If you are interested in Summit’s 2015 mission trip to Ghana, simply fill out this form for more information. We will be sending another team in November.
Plan to join us and invite your friends on Sunday, March 1st. It’s a perfect time to reach out and watch for the “Just Walk Across the Room” moments that God will give you. My prayer for you this week is this:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
It will be a great Sunday to invite guests for worship. We will have food and activities following both services (bounce houses for kids, etc.). We are surrounded every day by people who live without the joy, peace and hope that Jesus provides.
As an extra incentive to invite (bring) your friends, there will be a special drawing to win a Family Pass (2 adults/2 children) to Disneyland. Anyone who brings a friend as well as their guest is eligible to win.
Together let’s reach out, invite some friends and pray that many will take a new step in their faith journey!
Yours in Christ,