We have arrived in the middle of the summer with less than six weeks until school begins. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by. At Restoration this has been a season of sending people out as we join God in the restoration of our city. In fact, for the first five weeks of the summer we commissioned at least one person in each of our worship services for a particular mission or calling. Now we are beginning to hear stories of how God has used these men and women (and also boys and girls) who were sent out from Restoration.
Justin McGee is returning home from his journey tracing the path of people displaced by the conflict in Syria. He began in Jordan, traveled through Italy and Greece, and finally ended in Germany with the Dominguez family. As Justin served with different organizations, he met refugees from Syria, and other regions, and was able to listen and record moving stories about the experience of being displaced. Read more on his blog theDisplacedPilgrim.com. We look forward to hearing more from him soon.
We sent out a mission team that is currently in Belize working with Holy Cross Anglican School and a local church in San Mateo. They have been able to spend time doing everything from holding a mini-vacation Bible school, to working on a construction project, to following up with students from Holy Cross whom they met last year. Pray for them while they are in Belize through the end of this week. Follow their trip on Restoration’s Facebook page where Karyn Ward is posting pictures daily.
God is working through Restoration here in Dallas and all over the world. This season is always an amazing reminder that as followers of Jesus we are meant to be sent out. We will share more stories in the coming weeks from others who are experiencing what it means to join God in the restoration of our city.