Dependent on the largess of others, but focused on the potential of a good people masked by poverty, with messy lives, filled with brokenness, and marred by a deep skepticism about the future (a no-exit community for many).
My heart: pain and hope webbed together.
Yesterday after service, one of our good people said she was thankful that Lisa and I have let the Hill into our lives and for seeing more than the eye can see. I felt that was one of the best compliments and accolades I have received since we started in The Hill in June 2014, two years ago.
Only those who can see more than the eyes can see have any hope of staying and hanging in such a church planting, church-growing, community flourishing call to minister.
Here's to seeing more than the eye can see.
(pull down "donation applies" and choose "Hill Church Plant - Chip Anderson")