Yesterday, we concluded the “Woven” series with some special guests from the City of Hampton. Dr. Kelli Cedo (Principal, Forrest Elementary School), Councilman Will Moffett, Vice Mayor Linda Curtis, and Assistant City Manager Steve Bond all came to share their appreciation for New Covenant’s partnership, especially our recent involvement with Forrest Elementary School. Beneath their long lists of credentials and accomplishments, we got to see their heart – to serve the region we live in. What has been unusual about this Woven series has been it’s diversity. We heard from Dale Sexauer, our missionary to India who preaches in large open-air meetings where people are healed and thousands of lives are touched. We hosted Mountain Mission School, who brought......
Nestled in a powerful testimony about how God had been reshaping her perspective, Naomi Barnett shared some parting words of inspiration on her last night as a SHIFT student: One of the most significant activities that God has used to shape my understanding of His love for me was learning how to worship openly with other people. It had been a week since our team had returned from a ten-day trip to Summit Training Post (STP) on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, and I was still processing an annoying tension in my heart—that feeling we get when we haven’t quite made the mental and emotional connection to something God has given us. I often become overstimulated with our......