Being the end of Thanksgiving Weekend and all, I thought now would be a good time to relate a great experience I had recently with the folks in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the Southwest Church of Christ. Three years ago this November, the church embarked on a faith-enlarging project called "Realize the Dream". Part of Realize the Dream was to begin a church-planting movement in churches of Christ across our nation, the first step of which was to begin supporting Stan and Gena Granberg in their efforts to lead this movement.
Three years later, a serious amount of time, prayer, and money has been poured into church planting by this congregation of faithful, humble, and generous people. I was asked to come out and be a part of the 3rd anniversary celebration of Realize the Dream, and as one of the church planters directly supported by the Southwest Church, to offer my thanks to them for their sacrifice and generosity on behalf of Cascade Hills.
And while I was there, two other people were honored for their faith and sacrifice: Stan and Gena Granberg, the two people around whom this church planting movement is taking shape and gaining momentum. Along with some others, one of the ministers at Southwest asked me to say a few words on video, thanking Stan and Gena for all that they have done to encourage church planting.
Here is your chance to get in on the action. If you'd like to say a few words of thanks to Stan and Gena, leave a note in the comments section and after a few days I'll forward the results to Stan and Gena.