Ministry, My Journey

The Refuge Turns 1

Today is a very exciting for my husband and I and our church in Seattle!

Today is the day we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the launch of the Refuge Church of Seattle!

It’s exciting for so many reasons and I’m amazed to see what God has done so far in this church and in awe of the fact that God brought us here to be a part of His work.

We knew that God called us to Seattle and planned to get here one day, but looking back and realizing we’ve lived in this beautiful city for almost 3 years and have been having church for 1 makes me stop and say “Wow!” Something we thought may still be years down the road is happening right now!

I still feel unqualified and often wonder why God chose to bring us to Seattle or why He thought I would make a good pastor’s wife…. but, for some reason He did and I’m thankful for the chance to advance His kingdom in the city of Seattle.

1 year may not seem like much in the big picture, but it lets me know that we can do this! You might not see significant results in this 1 year, but I see them in us and I trust that we are laying a foundation that will allow us to grow strong people and families of faith for years to come.

Planting and growing a church takes a considerable investment of time and commitment, and if we can simply take this 1 year at a time, I believe that we will look back 15 to 20 years from now and say, “Look what the Lord has done!”

I can’t write about what we’re doing without mentioning how proud I am of my husband! He answered the call of God and stepped out into the unknown when we made our way to Washington almost 3 years ago. He is both humble and confident about what God asked us to do and his faith and courage inspire me. I love this man so very much and I’m thankful that I not only get to be his wife, but I get to work along side him and be a part of his ministry.

I’m excited about what God has done so far and I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years hold!

Happy birthday to the Refuge Church of Seattle and congratulations to Pastor Ryan Scott on his 1 year pastoral anniversary!

Visit the Refuge Church of Seattle online.

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