Sunday March 15, at 7:00 am, our setup team left Caribou Coffee to pick up the church trailer. A few minutes later, we discovered $50,000 in Valley Creek equipment was gone. I made a few phone calls to our team leaders and watched our church make the most of a difficult situation. Each of our leaders made Sunday morning a success! I was expecting a great service when I left the coffee shop; I didn’t realize it would be a morning that would strengthen us in ways I couldn’t imagined. God says, “Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.” (James 1:12 MESSAGE) When we plow through adversity, the reward is living life beyond our expectations. God has great dreams ahead for Valley Creek Church. We are a church that loves God and loves people...nothing more and nothing less. I can’t wait to see what He does through our church over the next few months.

Last week I spoke on, “How to Love God Together.” We do not need stuff to worship God. When our eyes are off ourselves, we can focus our eyes on Him. I’ve been asked a number of times this week, “How could we go on with a church service?” The answer is simple, it is because each one on our team looked to God instead of the circumstances.

KidsCreek is learning the virtue of Hope this month. Their definition of hope is: Believing something good can come out of something bad. We are living that out right now in our church.

We’ve got to look at our Creator instead of our problems. Don’t focus on the stuff that is lost, instead focus on what He is doing within us. He is uniting us closer as a church family. Together we can do more for Christ than we can ever do alone.