Monday, November 22, 2010
Holly, Silas and I will be leaving for Indiana this Thursday for Thanksgiving and a few family gatherings. This is always an exciting and welcomed time of seeing family since we only see them twice a year. Please pray for safe travels and for a time of rest. Also, please continue to pray for God's plan to unfold for Stronghold Ministries in 2011! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 10:35 AM
Monday, November 8, 2010
Since 2007, unity among the churches in Hollywood has been a major focus and burden in my heart. And in the last couple of weeks, I am so encouraged by the relationships that continue to develop between pastors and ministry leaders here. And because the relationships are developing, pastors are gathering on their own volition to pray for each other; and because they're praying for each other, trust is developing; and because trust in developing, love is blossoming; and because love is blossoming, the churches are pulling together to do actual work in the community. What excites me is that this is not unity for unity's sake; this is unity in the body of Christ that literally changes the city as the world sees a love for each other that is unmatched with anything they've ever seen. "They will know we are Christians by our love." Thanks for your continued prayers for our discernment of God's direction for this ministry in the coming year!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 8:31 AM