Happy New Year everyone!!
Just got back from a church planting meeting! Whoo hoo- we are having a church business meeting this next weekend and this meeting was to prepare for it. If it is approved at this meeting then we have successfully jumped through all the approval hoops! So exciting. Then next step is to start making our group bigger and start planning fun and hard things like ministry and outreach.
It is happening. You think about church planting and pray bout church planting. It's awesome to see so many people excited and praying about the same thing. It is in God's hands.
This weekend I got to hang out with my old roomie from college- Chalaina. It was good to see her again! We spent the afternoon putting puzzles together and listening to adventures in odyssey. Then I went out to Mexican good with her family. Her grandparents are so sweet!
We spent the new years celebrating with our friends Matt and Judy, Clara and Darren. I fell asleep watching Kung Fu Panda and woke up a with just enough time to ring in the new year!
So I got this grand idea after falling asleep this new years. I have always wanted to go see the ball drop in Times Square on New Years and this is the year! Brian said I could go. I called up my mom and told her she was coming with me and she was right there with me. I love that about my mom- she is up for a lot of things. So here is to 2009- ringing in the new year in NYC. I have already been looking into hotel rooms. They sell out early... :)
On a sad note- My friend died today- Wendell Howell. He was a great family friend and the one I mentioned was in the hospital a few blogs ago. He went with my mom, other church members, and family by his side. He owned a junk yard and would call us almost every day in my teenage years- telling me how many cars he hauled that day. I even worked at the junk yard one summer for him. He was a very giving, hard working person. I have many memories of eating with him at Sizzler and the OCB (Old Country Buffet). He was a faithful Adventist and loved JEsus dearly. He will be missed.