We are traveling the freeways of Southern California this month. Three Salvation Army Corps have accepted our request to share about V.M.C. during a Sunday morning service. This past Sunday, our first stop was at Pasadena Tabernacle. Besides sharing what God is doing in us and in the Valley, we have been given permission by … More Taking the Show on the Road – Casting the Vision
Waking up this morning before the sun, the above photo was the beautiful scene – a Valley we are falling in love with every day, ready to fulfill God’s purpose for its existence. January 2018 is when valley miSsionAl communitues officially launches (if you haven’t yet, see the last blog post with the 2023 Vision). … More Falling in Love with The Valley
The Salvation Army valley miSsionAl communities has a vision statement! With much thought and prayer, here it is in writing for you to read and pray through with us. As you do, remember it is the future, what we want V.M.C. to look like in five years: valley miSsionAl communities is comprised, currently, of 5 … More V.M.C. Vision 2023
Happy New Year from V.M.C.! Hopefully it’s not too much of a spoiler to tell you that The Last Jedi – the latest episode in the Star Wars saga – ends with one character saying to another character; “We have everything we need.” It’s the truth, and not just for science-fictional film characters. In the … More Everything We Need!
We have LOTS to share with you this month. We are praising God and thanking Him for all of the education we received and community we met in November. “We Are Church”, church intensive. 1st day on the deck of Huli Huli Francis Chan during Q and A The first week of November we spent … More Happy Holidays!
https://www.google.com/maps/place/21806+Simion+Ln,+Canoga+Park,+CAemail@example.com,-118.6033259,3a,47.7y,165.34h,84.03t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sM3WKr-Cv-KbMNg0T4YWefw!2e0!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x80c29c42766846d1:0x8226bb527a4532ca!2s21806+Simion+Ln,+Canoga+Park,+CA+91304!3m1!1s0x80c29c42766846d1:0x8226bb527a4532ca We have found a place to live. See the link above to Google Maps and check it out. Just two days ago the owners accepted the offer, yesterday the escrow process began, and Saturday a home inspection! We have asked for prayer about the home to buy and use for our ministry. We know … More Home Sweet Home?
In October we headed to Exponential, a church planter’s conference, where we were invited to “Dream Big”. We listened to many leaders/pastors who have first-hand experience and we were exposed to the resources available. We left encouraged about what we have done so far and affirmed about the direction we are going. Before the conference … More Dreaming Big
Sunday is the best day of the week! We continue to enjoy worshipping at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park. This week Rob preached a on John 17, the importance of Jesus’ last words. Men responding at the altar, and comments from them about the Word and the message following the meeting, … More It’s Getting Real
This past Saturday we packed our things in a 22-foot monster U-Haul truck (no, we didn’t fill it!). With a little help from our friends the Dogtown Disciples, Taylor Covert and Lt. Chris Wikle, we put it all in storage in Canoga Park. Rob is a Boss, daring to drive that behemoth in L.A. Traffic. … More With A Little Help From Our Friends
Some days it seems like we are moving sideways, not confident in how to go about planting a new ministry. Other days progress feels slow-going and we get a little impatient. Every day though, as we go forward, we are amazed that we get to do this! Summary of September: We met with Captains … More On We Go!