This has been an amazing four years. Wow, I can hardly believe I just typed that. Four years have already passed since we launched River of Leland. Is that even possible? September 18, 2010 I only had a concept of what River might become. We knew that we wanted to reach Leland. That would mean both “new” […]Read more "Humbled. River Church – Four years and counting!"
In case you’ve been on Mars for the past three months, life has been a bit of a whirlwind for River Church and the McIntyre family. In February River signed her very first lease on a gracious space in the Leland Industrial Park. From that point things started moving quickly forward and then the totally […]Read more "Pretty Awesome Three Months"
Yesterday was Valentines’ Day. I had a romantic evening planned too. We were going to drop the kiddos off at a play center then have a nice, relaxed dinner to celebrate 22 Valentines’ days together. About 10:30 a.m. the plan started to change. Kim called while I was working at a coffee shop to ask […]Read more "Romance"
My morning is almost surreal as I sit amidst a crowd of people on laptops, smart phones, tablets and bubbling conversations. The cars are wrapped around the building waiting for long awaited Starbucks nectar. Cars are racing by headed to work, play, and who knows what else. I see at least three friends of mine […]Read more "How Surreal"
One year ago as I boarded the plane for Moldova, my mind was clouded and full of questions all at one time. That trip marked what I would consider the absolute lowest point in my ministry. Suffice it to say, that is saying A LOT. River was experiencing negative growth, close friends I never thought […]Read more "What a difference a year makes"
Sunday evening we had the honor of teaching in the home of pastor Alec (Oleg) a Russian with great passion for the people of his village. He shared with me that of the 100 homes in his town, 75 or 80 people are Jehovah’s Witnesses. This breaks his heart. During the summer they had a […]Read more "The Bus"
Last night I posted a link on Facebook of Mia sharing her story of adoption by the Bulgari family. These kids, especially Mia have my undivided attention right now! In the Youtube video, Mia shares a gut wrenching plea as in closing she begs for anyone with a heart for children and an empty bed […]Read more "Sold!"