Happy to Be Here

God is so unbelievably amazing and he's always working in our lives. Today's service like every other was amazing! I am so grateful that God put you in the lives of everyone at Pathways. We really needed you. Being a Pathways Kids leader I have decided I needed to start getting back into the word so I could help make a bigger impact on the kids.

I just wanted to share with you a few things that have happened as a result. I started with the New Testament and one of "my few" had only a New Testament bible. I asked if she reads her bible and she said no she likes the Old Testament because of Jonah so I was able to share some cool stories that I just read that I knew she'd like. Today I asked her if she's been reading her bible and she said yes. I then decided I would start a bible reading plan, 2 weeks in the life and teachings of Jesus. Two days after I finished a lady I work with that I haven't spoken to in at least 6 months walked past my desk and we had a great conversation. She let me borrow Jesus 90 days with the one and only devotional by Beth Moore digging deeper into what I just read. After my Jesus bible reading plan was over I started reading 2 weeks in the life and teachings of Paul.....and you know what today's message was about....Paul!

I am so in awe of how God has worked in me over the last month by doing these things. I also have a community who is right now going through the exact same thing with one of their kids as we are and we were able to talk about it and handle it together in a Godly way. Also we want to do missions more than anything and that is your goal as well.

So thank you so much for who you are and what you do. You are making an impact on people and I'm so excited to see where you and God are going to lead us next! I thank God every day for you and what you are doing at Pathways.


Michelle Vanderlinden