Let me begin by saying thank you!
During our 9:30am service in Midland, we were taken by surprise as our church took a moment to show us some love and appreciation. October is Pastor's appreciation month and I am extremely grateful to have a church to lead, but also to have Pastors around me.
I want to thank our District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, and Assistant District Superintendent Ray McDowell for their leadership. Leading a church is hard work, I can only imagine what it is to lead about 100 Pastors.
I am also very grateful for Pastor Larry Long who came to work with us this year. Many of you may not know that I met Pastor Larry almost 20 years ago. His influence and encouragement has always been present in our lives. Norma and I always remember that time we had lunch after we found out we would become the Lead Pastors at The Gathering. The words he shared with us at that time are embedded in our ministry and have helped us carry on during difficult times. Thank you Pastor!
I am grateful for al the Pastors who have had an influence in my life, thank you for your commitment to the Local Church. I also want to thank Pastor Deborah in Odessa who took on the responsibility of leading the church during difficult times. The church appreciates you.
We are also extremely grateful for our team and team leaders. We couldn't do what we do without you. Your availability and willingness to serve is encouraging. You help us minister to God's people, and for that we are grateful. We appreciate you all!
But most importantly, I am grateful for our great Shepherd, Jesus Christ. His love remains constant, His voice is always clear (even though I am stubborn at times), and his promises remain true; He is building His Church.
I encourage you to continue to trust Jesus with all your heart. And let me ask you, what are you thankful for?
The Gathering Odessa
Pastor Jorge preached in person at our Odessa Campus last Sunday. We had almost 30 in attendance. It is encouraging to have a core group that is willing to go through transition in order to see God move around this community. Please continue to pray and support our ministry in Odessa.
On November 13, we will have our first Pop Up Food Distribution event there, and we need your help. We will take that opportunity to invite people to join us for a night of Worship the next day, November 14th at 6pm, at The Gathering Odessa.
Our Gathering sign is going up in the next few days/weeks, and we can't wait to see what God will do. Our target day for an official opening there is Easter 2022. Pray, give, and serve.... that's what we need in order to have a successful start.
God is on the move!
MAN CAMP IS THIS WEEKEND
LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS THIS WEDNESDAY!
November 5 - 7, 2021
Camp Buckner, Burnet, TX
Amazing Food, great speakers, discipleship opportunities, friendly competitions, and MEAT, lots and lots of MEAT!
Skeet Shoot, Sausage, Archery, Bacon,. Human Foosball, Brisket, Disc Golf, BBQ Chicken, Fishing, Golf, Off Road Adventure and and MORE.
$149 per person
Minimum age 15, no maximum age!
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