2 years ago, on 10.10.10 we launched in the eclectic LGI Room of Sunnybrae Elementary School.
Prior to that we spent exactly one year meeting as a small group of believers in Jessica's grandmother's living room.
Three years of fellowshipping, worshipping, and serving Jesus.
Five years ago, if you had asked me if I would be a part of a church plant, I would have laughed.
But the Lord does crazy things.
He does crazy things in 3 years. In 6 months. In 1 week.
Every. Single. Day.
That's a lesson He has been teaching me in 2012.
You never know what He has for you tomorrow.
Looking back on 3 years of yesterdays, it is bittersweet to see the growth he has brought upon this little body. And all of the incredible ways He allowed and provided for us to serve His people.
I like to think back to getting to Grandmum's at 4:30 for a 5:00 meeting, and setting up 15-20 chairs, moving the coffee table, putting out cookies.
And how different Sundays look today - 60 chairs, another stack for overflow, 40 cup coffee percolator, resource table, sound equipment, signs, a van with the front seat full of space heaters and air mattresses (weird, I know).
What will Hope Church look like in 2 more years? Only God knows the answer to that.
But I am excited to see what He has planned.
For now, I praise Him for the joy and privilege of being involved in this ministry for exactly 1100 days.
Of seeing the Lord plant and water this little body.
And grow us from a "Church Plant" to a "Church".
A little Church at that, but a Church.
The Body of Christ.
And a walk down Hope San Mateo Memory Lane....
City Team Christmas 2010, Thanksgiving 2011 & Christmas 2011.
Holy Week 2012
And week after week of regular moments, when looking back - are truly the BEST moments.
As we celebrate what the Lord has done, please pray for our church as we continue to see what the Lord might do.
That God would be glorified always.
That we would make much of Him, and Him alone.
That He would increase, that we would decrease.
That we would be unified.
That we would be obedient.
That we would love Him & His people.