Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Partners through Prayer

It is time for us to start to "Get our hands dirty" so to speak. Being involved with ministering rather than just being ministered to is a blessing (I didn't have any dirty hands pictures so I figured I'd give some brown nose pictures).
So many of you have responded already it is very encouraging. Thank you for your prayers. To answer your questions:

- No, I am not a pastor (I literally LOL'd about this one). Just doing God's work and simply taking a more active part in the ministries of my church then I ever have before
- Not sure if emails can be sent out when the blog is updated (for you seasoned bloggers, perhaps you can help me out on this one)
- We plan to update it about once a week

Community Group went well tonight. We meet each week and our purpose is to care for each other, build each other up and work together on mission (Acts 5:42). We have 5 seperate groups meeting each week and we hope to add a few more by the end of the year. The community group we are in we are planning a community outreach in Belmont for the last weekend in May (please pray for this). I spoke with our Pastor tonight and we have updated our website, same link as before but add a /beta to the end (for now) Here is a new link.

Prayer request:

Our church leadership
Our Pastor who is finishing up some training in Seattle this weekend
May month end outreach.

Thank you all so much for your partnership through prayer,

The Hoersch's

Sunday, May 17, 2009


So ... God tells us He has a plan for us (Jer. 29:11) which we all would agree to but we often find ourselves thinking it is for something in the future. Something big and important, a milestone moment that will define who we are and how we are remembered. However, I say His plan is for right now, for this day. Not the big monumental things, but what we think to be the little things, the mundane, or the unseen things.
As many of you know Cathy and I have recently made a move to North Carolina. We wanted to be here for many reasons but not the reason that God wanted us for. We thought more stable and upward career opportunities for me, a more affordable location for our family, more options for me to finish school, and of course the nice warm weather. All of these things are important and great however God is revealing His desire for us to be on mission in the most unlikely of places.
We have lived in 3 states since we were married 4 years ago and never knew where God wanted us to be on mission. Cathy and I have always felt a tug on our hearts for missions work. Whether it be support of others on the mission field through finances and prayer or us making the leap we were never sure. We met while traveling abroad and each have always had the spark in us for adventure. We have dreamt of a far off tropical place that is probably what comes to mind for all of you when you think missions. We will be doing God's work not in a jungle, or some foreign nation, but rather in our own zip code.
We are so excited that God has brought us here. And we need your help. Not financially but rather prayerfully. We have joined a church here that was recently planted in a small city just outside of Charlotte. It is called The Exodus Church and we feel called to be on mission here. I have never really done this sort of thing but I know that Jesus chooses the most unlikely of people to do His work and He supplies what we need (James 1:5). Not quiting the day job so no worries there. But as all of your 401K's likely have shrunk and people around you, or possibly even you have lost a job we are reminded that our hope is not in our treasures here and our selfish ambitions, but on eternal things.

We ask that you would seriously consider a commitment to praying for our family each day. If you will commit to pray for us please let us know. A minute, 5 minutes, whatever you can afford. We know we will need it. Specific prayer for now would be for:
- The city of Belmont, West Charlotte and East Gastonia.
- Our family
- Our minds (1 Peter 3:15)
- Our purpose (Matthew 28:19-20)


The Hoersch's