As our youngest approached high school graduation, we started asking questions that led to exclamation points! After 12 years in Southern California we felt very comfortable. We wanted to step out on greater faith. Our first question was how should we use our new empty nester status for God? We were ready but then faced the second question of where: US or Asia? Matthew 7:7 helped us believe that if we ask, seek and knock, God would answer. And God answered with an exclamation point!
We heard the call for Eugene, Oregon! Eugene is home of the University of Oregon, the Ducks. Eugene is two hours from one of my best friends, Steve Johnson. My wife, Cheryl, received an offer to help start a medical clinic in Eugene. Eleven One Year Challenge disciples decided to join us and live in two houses near the UO campus.
So far, we have a Mom and Pop, Carri and Garth Jensen, leading in Corvallis, OR, the home of Oregon State University. They meet in the Jensen’s home and have 20-25 attending. There are four towns in Oregon that need Mom and Pop couples immediately. Disciples in those communities are waiting for Mom and Pop leadership to officially start a house church in their town.
If you are interested in Oregon house church leadership, we’d like to hear from you! Just contact Kelly and Cheryl Boyd at 951-234-4785 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our God answers questions with exclamation points!