My missional community met way out in Apache Junction tonight at the home of the Hart’s. They are a couple that come here from the pacific northwest every winter to get away from the cold weather. There is another couple that comes out as well and the two husbands own and work on Model T’s. We got a chance to sit in them and get a feel what cars were like back in the early days. We had an amazing night of studying God’s word and a powerful prayer session as they layed hands on me. I’ve really adopted this community as my family and I appreciate so much the love they have shown. But one of my favorite things I love about this community is the food that we get to eat each Monday night. Tonight it was Mexican sloppy joe’s with corn bread and salad. Wow!! I just love family home cooked meals like this. Delicious!
Every Monday night Christin and I meet with our missional community. A missional community is basically a group of people meeting and doing life together (below is a video from Jeff Vanderstelt from the Acts 29 network describing what a missional community is). We are not only growing together in our walk with Christ, but we meet in each other’s home to have dinner and fellowship. Tonight was our turn to host. I made a delicious chicken chili loaded with vegetables and Christin made a great salad and cornbread. It was both a light and healthy meal for our group. It was a great night for us to have people in our home as all five couples in our group made it to tonight as well as our Pastor from Missio Dei Communities. We talked vision and direction of our group in addition to having dinner together. Nothing like blending great food with community.