I was blessed last night to share and encourage the East Valley Bible Church home group leaders at their kickoff rally. It was a joy to see so many people who have really blessed me over the last four years there. At the end of the evening, they prayed for me, Molly, and our new church and then they gave me a send-off gift…a church plant!
It’s a grapefruit tree, signifying their prayer that, like the tree, our new church will bear much fruit. It was very thoughtful and a meaningful encouragement for us.
Also, since we just moved into our house yesterday, it’s fitting…we were hoping to plant a tree in our back yard anyway. Now we’ll look out on this one with special significance. Thanks EVBC!