Sunday, July 29, 2007


This Saturday we returned to the California Studio Inn to bless and serve the families and kids who live in this motel in Santa Ana. We shared ice cream, cold water, played in the bounce house and sang songs and did a puppet show.

Even better, we got to meet new people, pray for the sick, and bless the families who were there.

God continues to open doors for this ministry, as small and as humble as it may be, time after time. I'm learning so much about God's heart and about ministry at the micro-level.

Next month we return for more fun and another chance to share the love of Jesus in tangible ways with these children and their parents.

I can't wait!



This last Thursday night at The Mission we all sat down around a single transparent shower curtain and created one single work of art on community and the concept of "Christ In Us" It was SO awesome!! (Thanks Heather for the great idea, inspiration, and the art supplies)

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Our dear Mission Family members, Blake & Trudy Pannell (and their four kids) will be leaving for Cuenca, Ecuador on Monday, July 23rd for a six week family mission.

Tonight we prayed over them and sent them on their way as they enter the great unknown and follow God's leading to serve as a family in this faraway mission field.

You can follow their adventures at:
  • Blake and Trudy's Missionary Blog

  • Watch their blog for photo updates and news from the streets of Ecuador!

    You're in our daily prayers.

    Love you!
    The Mission House Church Family

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007

    Update: July 07

    We've been having great times together on Thursday night and Sunday morning lately. The house is usually very full and we've had some really great times with each other and with God.

    Wendy and I start our second annual "Kid's Club" in our house this Saturday morning. For the next four weeks we will host the neighborhood kids and lead them in an hour-long journey to discover who Jesus is and what it means to love and follow Him.

    Several at The Mission have expressed an interest in visiting a local Senior Home to share the love of Jesus with those who live there. Wendy and I used to do this before at a different senior home in Tustin, but we've missed doing this with our kids. It will be a wonderful blessing to return to this sort of ministry to the lonely and the forgotten here in our city.

    The ladies of The Mission had their first night out this week at Chapman Coffee House in Orange. It was (I hear) a great time to talk and hang out and just have fun together. The men are meeting on alternate weeks for coffee too.

    We're planning a Mission Camping Trip for August 18th down in Escondido which should be a blast.

    I know God has been leading this church, and teaching us about humility and service to others and forgiveness and trust in Him, all these recent weeks. He is speaking to us and He is forming us into the people He wants us to be, here in this place, for such a time as this.

    My goal is just to make sure I don't get in His way.


    Sunday, July 08, 2007


    On July 4th we hosted a community "Breakfast on the Lawn" at our house in order to better know our neighbors. We had a great turn-out and everyone thanked us for the chance to meet each other.

    We've already planned our next community event: An Ice Cream Social! Date TBA.


    The Mission House Church Family celebrates Judy's new apartment with gifts, smiles and (right after this picture) a fun pizza dinner at Zito's!

    Blessings to you Judy. We love you!

    The Mission House Church Family