Have you ever noticed that just about all opportunities come with corresponding challenges? It even seems to me that the bigger the opportunity, the bigger the challenge.
The opportunity/challenge conundrum is certainly true in my life and ministry at Mosaic Church of Aurora these days. OPPORTUNITY #1: Pastor Myint Maung (a native of Burma or Myanmar) has arrived in town to begin working with us to establish an ongoing congregation/ministry to the Burmese in our community. CHALLENGE: Finding the time and energy to form the relationships, to seek and clearly hear God’s voice and to develop the best strategy to build this portion of God’s Kingdom. OPPORTUNITY #2: We are so thrilled with the building that God has given us and the countless ministry possibilities that it provides. CHALLENGE: Finding the right rhythm and pace as we work with architects, partners and city officials to design, renovate and fund the building. OPPORTUNITY #3: Just after we acquired our new building, the building next to it (a 4000 sq ft day care center) has been listed for sale. The building seems to be a perfect fit and compliment to our building and to our mission and goals. CHALLENGE: $$. The building would likely cost us about $400,000 in order for us to offering child care and related ministries in our neighborhood.
Please pray for us at Mosaic. I don’t want to miss any God given opportunities… but I also don’t want to be chasing mirages. Would you also please pray about some of our special and ongoing financial challenges – this is a moment in time when our resources are really getting stretched thin. And of course, as you pray, if God would suggest you getting a bit more involved in some of His answers to the prayers… give me a call.