Today we went to Calvary Chapel of Texarkana for church worship. We spent an hour last night on line learning about this church. We were very excited about what God in store for us today. When we got there, everyone was looking at us because they knew we were the "newbies." What shocked us was that they only looked at us for 5 seconds before they are started coming up to us and introducing themselves and asking us who what where when and why!! We felt loved and welcome! We met every person that walked through the doors. Guess how many people that was? 30!!! There are only 30 members to this small church. I cant believe how awesome these people were and how young the pastor was. He reminded Mark and I of Pastor Matt immediately. When church was over, we got in the car and instantly Marcus asked so do you like this church better that the others?? We told him that we feel like God can use us in many ways in the small growing church and that we can have many ways of serving God and his church. We agreed that as a family this was the best church for us so far. We are supposed to go to another church next week, but I am feeling that we don't need to. I feel like this is the place the Lord wants us. The best thing is that I felt like I was in small group. You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you walk into small group and you feel surrounded by those that know and love you? That is how I felt this morning. I have not had that feeling since my last small group time and I really have been missing that. At least 8 people we met are from California and either went to Harvest or CC of Cost Mesa. So we feel like we are with friends from home, in a way. Anyway here are two pics of the building. They rent a space in a commercial building and have done an amazing job inside of making it feel like a church. I am excited!!
Oh! they dress like we do at Sandals! Even the pastor! LOL