Friday, October 14, 2005
Fellow Church Planters in WA
We have close friends from our home church who are in Bellevue, WA, a suburb of Seattle, planting a church. We've known Bro. James Stone for 15 years now, and we know him to be a hard-working, godly man. His wife Sim has been a dear friend to me since they married in 1991, and we've watched their family grow along with ours over the years. The church they've begun in Bellevue is their second church plant; their first was in Tacoma, which now has called its own pastor and is still thriving. Bellevue Baptist Church had its first anniversary/charter/organization service on September 25th, with our home pastor preaching that morning. Our family was at this church's first service last year, and the Stones came and helped us with our church's get-acquainted meetings back in April. It's so nice to live "close" to friends from back home - 150 miles is close, right?! We at least get to see them a few times a year! I hope you'll go by and take a look at their website and leave an encouraging word for the Stone family.