Jacqui and I are leading both of our life groups (The Gathering & Alchemy) at Grace Point through the Love & Respect materials. It's just started but already going great as we all gain increased clarity on seeing how God made us different ("Male and female He made them") and also new insights into the unique needs we each have. How thrilling to gain fresh appreciation for the relevance of God's Word to our daily lives, down to the details of how men and women interact! Also exciting to watch how much it all ties back to your life in Christ, your condition of discipleship, your willingness to follow in His abundant life fully.
A class of about 80 people took Love & Respect at Grace Point this past spring. A number of folks shared how surprised they were to discover how the course goes from marriage, communication and relationship principles into a powerful bombing dive into your relationship with Christ - that if you're not truly drawing your love and respect from Christ, modeling unconditional health with your spouse is a recipe for failure and frustration!
That's where the real leaps of a life in Christ take place - when your life's pretty compartments get broken and integrity takes seed as all relationships and efforts become orbiting, magnetic extensions, branches off of the one true source of life and truth!
Pray with us that this degree of radical transformation will take place across the towns in Argentina...that it will catch fire in the hearts of the people there and spread infectiously to the glory of God!
Fundraising Update: we're up to $3,450 raised of the $5,700 needed! We're hoping to also be able to raise enough funds to deliver some resource materials for the local church pastors (all bi-vocational, young and doing amazingly much with God by amazingly little).