Hi,

How was your first week of 2019? If you are a parent like me, you will say “fantastic” for kids are now back to school. If you are a dreamer like me, you will be still dreaming about what could happen in you and through you this year. However, I also know that some of you had to go through the difficult season of life already. Wherever you might be, I hope and pray that the Lord would keep you and bless you in everything you do.

I must tell you that my first week has been restful and recharging. For instance, I was able to spend some fun time with kids at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, visit several coffee shops and connect with baristas and owners there, and write down the goals and vision for the church. My first week was a great reminder of celebrating together and crying together as a family. That’s what church is all about, isn’t it?

Regarding the update on church planting, I would like to begin sharing with you about the church I’m dreaming from 1 to 10. It might take some time to make all videos, but I promise you that I will do my best not to make you wait too long.

As I said, my word of the year is “What if” from Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” So, here is my “What if” #1 for you. What if there is 1 coffee shop church each county? Please watch the video to hear more about the coffee shop idea and share with me your thoughts, ideas, wisdom, and experience. I don’t know what I don’t know, and I don’t who I don’t know. That’s why I need your love and support in this journey so much.

If the video link in this email doesn’t work for you, copy and paste https://youtu.be/RPEppN48NxM on your browser. Would you also share this video with someone you know who might be interested in learning and supporting this journey? You can also ask them to join my mailing list at http://eepurl.com/dPHr8f.

Thank you again so much for your love and support on my family’s new journey as a church planter. Let me know when there’s anything I can do or pray for you.

In Christ,
Your brother Karo