The Couch family has now officially landed in Fort Collins, CO. Leaving Prineville with our family, friends, and amazing church family was extremely difficult. I was not prepared for how difficult it would be to drive away from those that I love so much. Now those that I hate that is a different story…Just Kidding
Our first two weeks here in Colorado have been awesome! The weather has been great, the people are very friendly, and the city is full of lost people who desperately need Jesus and the gospel. We’ve met a lot of people in our short time here. I have visited 5 churches over two Sundays and plan to attend many more over the next several months before we begin Sunday mornings.
The Bridge will begin a Sunday evening gathering at the Evangelical Covenant Church on September 6th at 6pm. They leadership there (including Pastor Bert Wright) is very gracious to allow us the use of their facility at a very reasonable price.
The students arrived at CSU this week. I spent some time on campus this week walking around and praying for the young men and women. My heart breaks them and I long to see them engaged with the gospel. There are many great campus ministries and gospel driven college groups already happening but there are 25K students at CSU so there is a huge need. Please pray for wisdom and vision to reach into the campus and win many young people to Christ.
Andrea, the kids, and I have had many opportunities to share Jesus with people at parks, restaurants, and coffee houses. I have told many people about the church plant and we are super excited about the work that God has in store here in Northern Colorado.
Speaking of the kids, they started school last week (I know August 19th crazy!!) and they are absolutely loving it. Carson is going to Kindergarten half days and is experiencing a little bit of trouble getting along with the other kids but I think he will be fine once he gets comfortable with his new surroundings and becomes used to the idea that he isn’t at home playing by himself anymore.
I am continuing to look for part time employment and have a few really good leads that I’m looking into right now. Please pray that God provides the perfect job that will supply our needs, and still afford me the time I need to plant the church and pastor my family.
The url of this blog will be changing very soon to www.jesusfame.com, the smalltownpreacher domain will forward to that for awhile though.
Love you guys!