Last night was fun. We hosted GCC for a cookout. The sight of all those new friends gathered on the lawn was a beautiful picture. There were new friendships formed among the crowd and of course many others reconnected with people they have seen in a while. I had a person tell me they got to visit with someone they have seen in over twenty five years. That alone was a great reason to host the cookout.
As we continue the ministry of this church plant, activities like this will continue to be a focus. The atmosphere created over good food and welcoming new people into our lives is so rich. As I moved around and greeted people there was a continuous spirit of laughter and joy. What a great evening! We even offered a little southern sampling last night. Along with burgers and hotdogs, we offered up boiled shrimp and hush puppies... Always good to have a little southern flavor. I even wore an old tank top with stains for dramatic effect.
Looking forward to the next California cook out!