I’ve been listening to this song on repeat. I feel like it is the heartbeat of our church for Toledo.
EDC has been on a little bit of a crazy adventure since August. There are a lot of components. It’s complicated, exciting, unexpected, and a true adventure. All I know is that when we set out to start a new church, I had no idea what to expect. We are a little over one year into operating as EDC, and I can say the same thing: I have no idea what to expect.
In my head, the picture looked different, but now the picture looks better. The dream is bigger. The job is way more work. But I find myself and my heart overflowing with joy and with love for the possibilities of what God is doing in the city of Toledo.
As a church, we feel like EDC is supposed to begin having a regular presence in Downtown Toledo. We are in the process of looking Downtown for a place to have our Gathering. We have also been praying since August about potentially purchasing a building Downtown to be used to benefit the community in a transformational way. We have met different people, heard different stories, and have had a few experiences that make us confident that we are entering a story that God has been writing for a long time.
I love the above song because the words are so true for Toledo. I believe God is whispering over Toledo. Hope is rising. I’ve said this a lot lately, but if we want to see how God is moving, we have to get close to what God is doing.
EDC is trying to get close.
My prayer is continually, “Open our eyes, God.”
There is so much more I want to say on this topic. Currently, I’m in the process of writing up a report for our prayer team, our leadership team of Ohio, and a realtor. I hope I will be able to share some of that report here in the coming weeks.
If you would like to pray for EDC, below is a list of ways we would appreciate prayer over the next month:
For faith to continue on the path we believe God is leading.
For open doors as we look for a place to meet Downtown.
For favor (and a miracle) as we begin talks to purchase a building.
This week I challenge you to listen to the song above. Pray the prayer, “Open my eyes, God.” What happens? What does God say to you? What changes?