Community Healing Center
Sue and I are grateful to be part of such a generous community at RHV. Our family has been here from “the beginning”—when 20 adults and 27 kids from the Burnsville Vineyard came to join Jesus in the crazy and wonderful work of starting a new church! We were so excited and so nervous, so hopeful and so full of questions, yet confident that God was leading us and committed to being generous and serving everyone we could.
We are so thankful to God for His incredible generosity to us and for teaching and empowering us to grow in giving. He has done more in and through our lives than we could ever have imagined. He’s healed Sue so that we could have 6 amazing children. He’s provided for all 8 of us, (not a small task). And He’s increased our “Marsden tribe” by leading our kids to great spouses, and by giving us 8 wonderful grandchildren, (with more to come, I’m sure)!
Before we had met each other, we had begun to give the first 10% of our income to God’s work. Over the years we’ve committed to increasing that throughout our marriage. We are glad to do this because of all that Jesus has done for us.
As we have given, we’ve experienced the kind of blessing that Jesus described when He said, “Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full, pressed down and shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap.” Luke 6:38
Our hearts are full of gratitude to God and to each one of you as we think about all the people who’ve been touched and changed by God’s love as a result of all the generous giving that goes on at RHV. Each time we as a community gave to remodel our space at the shopping center location, new people came and met Jesus. When we bought our current property and began to worship in it, new people came and met Jesus. When we built our first addition to better care for children and youth, new people came and met Jesus. And this summer we’ve welcomed more new and wonderful people who’ve come and met Jesus with us.
Sue and I are so glad that we can give generously to CHC, and we are so excited that we have enough money to expand our lobby space by early 2014. We believe God has great things in store for us—let’s continue to trust Him and follow His lead together.
With love and affection,
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If you would like to know more about this dream you can read more here. We hope this document will help you take a leap of faith, a leap into the calling of God and fellowship with His family. We hope to serve you and encourage you to give Him everything you are, everything you have, and everything you've done. God wants nothing more, or less, than you.
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