A Diverse Community
by Nancy Graham Ogne on May 3rd, 2016

Each week before worship the team who arrives early to set up the space (chairs, banners, sound system, welcome & communion tables, hospitality, etc.) circles up to pray.

Typically we pray for God's Spirit to move in the lives of all who enter .... for God to draw people all over Lake Nona to himself -- leading them to grow in our church or in any of the other fine faith communities here .... for all who attend or serve during the week at Lake Nona Middle School .... for God's faithful presence amid chaotic circumstances.

This past Sunday, Charlene -- one of our faithful set-up team members -- quietly stepped from the circle to snap this picture. I love what it accurately communicates about this particular faith community. Hope Pres seems like a snapshot of the world: diverse in age, ethnicity, and faith heritage.  My favorite part of this photo is the hands. Look closely. Absorb what this communicates about following Jesus. Here. Now. In years ahead.

Look, friends. Believe. Live into it.


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