January 15, 2017. The first service for the Community of Friends Church Plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, was held at my apartment on Sunday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. We started with a prayer and singing some short choruses. We also sang a couple of songs for the children. I asked for prayer petition and had a short meditation. Present were Angie and her husband Josh (who I had written about connecting with before), Eliud and his wife Liz Ann and her two children Elias and Mina. A neighbor Lydia, who asked for prayer, was also present. Her two grandchildren joined her after the service. I had my brother-in-law Gilberto and my sister Elizabeth visiting that weekend. The children enjoyed themselves running around and having fun. I told the parents not to be concerned, that I had prepared my apartment to be child friendly. After the service, we had lunch together, I had made chicken, rice, beans and cake for dessert. We enjoyed our meal and there was good conversation. After the meal, Angie asked if I could give her a bible, I told her I would get her one. They all looked happy and said they would come the following Sunday.
I have started volunteering at the Christian Radio Station KBNJ 91.7. My job is to answer the phone taking birthday/anniversary wishes, prayer requests and calling people and informing them they won a contest. I believe this will be a good resource to making connections. I am there 9am-12pm and already I have met many wonderful people.
Keep praying for me and the Corpus Christi, Texas area as we work on making disciples.
Community of Friends Church plant