Dear Family and Friends of Sierra Vista,
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” (Matthew 5:14-15.)
This particular scripture speaks in so many ways of the hearts and hands of our church. The love, compassion, and service, of Sierra Vista provides life and color to the landscape of our community. Offering Jesus Christ and transforming lives are who we are and what we do, and that is clearly seen in our passion in seeking to meet the needs of families, youth, and children.
Over the last year and a half, we have been on a quest considering God’s vision for our future. The needs of our church and community have led and fed conversations that are culminating in plans that will facilitate the future of God’s ministry here, and provide for outreach to our neighbors next door and across town. As we approach the Fall, our next step comes as we consider our financial capacity to live the vision that is before us through a “capital campaign.”
In the coming weeks, we will all be invited to take some part in this process. God has provided gifts and grace to each of us that will allow us to play a specific role in this process and being open and obedient to God’s call is essential to this project.
My invitation is that we begin to pray as to our individual roles in this process, and that God’s Holy Spirit would give us the desire and passion to be used in whatever areas necessary to achieve God’s dream.
I am truly excited to experience and share in the great work that God will do through us.