Having recently returned from Africa with our team of 23 people, my mind is still captivated with reflections on the trip and my heart is still filled with love for the people of the village of Orkarkar where our team ministered just a couple weeks ago. It was an amazing experience and testament of what can happen when a church unites around the goal of reaching out with the love of Jesus. Thank you for your partnership in the work, whether your involvement was through praying, or giving, or going.
As this month gets underway, it is also a great pleasure to welcome Dustin and Christy Thompson, together with their family, to Pathway Church. Dustin comes to serve as our Pastor of Student Ministries. We look forward to what the Lord will do through his ministry in the days ahead. I am also deeply grateful to the many people who have stepped up in the interim period while we were without a youth pastor to keep the student ministries going strong. We have a lot of very dedicated and highly talented leaders who served faithfully all along the way.
Another highlight coming later in March is the celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the Moon Campus. This was the fulfillment of a vision the Lord had placed on our hearts and we have seen the campus make a dynamic impact in the Moon region. Pastor Chad Agnew has served as the host pastor since the launch of the campus in 2013. His leadership, together with that of other staff and many volunteers have made the campus a fun and exciting place to worship and serve. If you have never worshiped at the Moon Campus, check it out and see what the excitement is all about.
This March is also vital in the life of our fellowship as it will be later this month that the congregation will be considering a proposal to add a children’s wing and remodel other portions of the existing building at the Chippewa Campus. The leadership has been praying and studying this issue since 2011 and have recently finalized plans that will help us address the significant space challenges we are facing. The congregation will vote on those plans at a special business meeting to be held on March 29th. Additional detail and explanation will be available at forums being offered on Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21st at 5:00 p.m. Please come to learn more about what is being proposed. Please also be praying that the Lord would continue to reveal His mind for our fellowship.
As you can see, March is going to be an exciting month…and on top of all that, we have a brand new sermon series called Neighbors. Consider inviting yours to join us!