Sunday, June 05, 2011

I hope this comes out right

This morning was our last Sunday at First Baptist. 

We loved our time there.  Our first day was June 8, almost 3 years exactly.  When we came, we felt like we were drinking from a fire hose after being in a drought for 3 years.  That first Sunday, I was worried that people wouldn't have room in their hearts for one more friend.  3 years later, I can't count the number of  friends from First Baptist.  The people are incredibly wonderful. 

Our Sunday school class this morning sent us out with a prayer time.  Drew and I got up front and Drew started to tell them how much we love and appreciate them.  He got choked up.  I said a few things after being adamant that I wouldn't say a word.  I told them how they have spurred us on in our faith, how they are a class that is pursuing hard after Christ and they bring everyone along with them.  We love and appreciate every, single person.

Drew told them that we weren't leaving because we needed a new church, we love our church.  We are going to start Bayou City Fellowship because the city needs another church, the city needs more people to know about Jesus.  This new church isn't for us, it is all for the glory of Christ!

It is with great sadness that we close this chapter at First.

It is with great excitement that we start this new chapter at Bayou City Fellowship. 

Appropriately, we met with our core group for Bayou City Fellowship tonight.  It soothes the sadness of the morning.  It ignites the excitement. 

We are believing and expecting Jesus to do great things. 

When Drew and I were babies, still in college, not married or even engaged, we came to Dallas (with other people) and went to a conference called Destinations.  Towards the end of the conference, they asked people to commit to living in a big city and serving God.  We stood up.

Here we are Lord, use us!


  1. I love this so much, Kristy. Y'all are going to be a blessing to the HUGE city of Houston, no doubt!

  2. awesome post. "here we are..." love that. love you.

  3. beautiful. excited to witness the journey!

  4. Awesome! I have chills reading this. The good kind.

    God bless Bayou City Fellowship, mightily.

  5. The church we're part of here in SLC is just over a year old now and it has been an amazing experience to see God grow a new community and be part of this group of people. It reminds me a lot of Trinity in CT, where we were so connected and the interaction of community and culture was so vibrant. It will be so great to see how your new fellowship of people starts its life together!

  6. What a testimony of your faithfulness to God and His faithfulness to you!! We will miss you, no doubt, but we are rejoice with you in this exciting adventure all for the glory of the Lord! Much love, the Fransen Family

  7. Love this story. So blessed to be a part of it with you.

  8. that's awesome! i am excited to see God do big things, too. and how neat that you commmited your plans to the Lord and look what He's done. love you!

  9. "Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen" (Ephesians 3:20-21)

    So rejoicing with you in anticipation.....
    Forever love, Mom

  10. Love this, reading with tears in my eyes! Miss you already and want to be purposeful to see each other this summer. Proud of your obedience!

  11. I love this post. And I love you and your family.

  12. oh man, i love the last detail of your story.
    okay, i love every detail, but especially loved hearing this detail that was new info. to me.
    so, so thankful for you and drew.

  13. That is so awesome, Kristy! I regret that I didn't see you on your last Sunday there, but I understand. It was such a blessing serving with Annalee this past week and getting to know a good friend of yours better. People are going to LOVE Bayou City Fellowship. I have no doubt about that! I am excited to see what God will do there! On another note, thanks so much for your sweet words on my guest post regarding Austin's speech and that mean Disney turtle. I really appreciated it. I knew you'd understand. :)


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