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This is going to be EPIC!!!


I've included the latest screen shot of the FaceBook Ad that we started this past Monday for our upcoming car wash. As you can see, it has reached over 2,000 people, and 56 have "liked, loved, been wow'd by, or shared" the ad. Of course, those impressions never translate directly into real people showing up - but even if a fraction do, we are going to be busy!!!

I and others have also been busy this week advertising through word of mouth and our new outreach cards. I just want you all to be prayed up and ready to make an enormous deposit of kindness tomorrow!

Here's a quick word of encouragement:

I am NOT a farmer - no surprise there! However, I am amazed by a couple of fruits and vegetables because we can truly learn a whole lot from how they grow. Did you know that after planting asparagus you might as well forget about seeing any harvest for 4-6 years? One little seed planted, kept free from weeds, given water and sunlight, and prayed over can yield a harvest to feed a family! The key is patience and loving care all along the way - even when you can't see any results! My favorite plant in the world - grapes - are very similar!

Guys, that's exactly what we are trying to do here at Arvon. God has called us to scatter the seeds of his love into the soil of our neighbor's hearts. By the way, "scattering" is probably the least efficient way to plant a garden - but that's what God has called us to do! We are called to scatter His seeds, occasionally water them with some more loving kindness, pray over them, and wait for God to give the increase!

So, let's let ourselves off the hook for hoping to see any immediate harvest. Let's just do what we are called to do, let God be God, and trust that He knows how to change a heart way better than any of us do!

II Corinthians 3:17 says: "For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." Guys, we are FREE to be exactly what God has called and empowered you to be - a seed flinger - nothing more, nothing less! Let's plan to have a real blast and a time of enjoying each other! I can't wait to see you!!!

Pastor Geoff
 

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