Volume 4, Issue 5 - August 2019
In June, a team of nine people from Eastridge went to Honduras to serve with Mision Caribe. The trip included helping pour the foundation for a church building and interacting with the people in that village and the surrounding area.
As they worked on the church building, men from the next village over helped them with the work, including a man who walked four and a half hours to take part in pouring the foundation.
The team made house calls to people near the church, and Gene Miller spoke of a father and daughter who accepted Christ. The father admitted that he knew about Jesus but hadn't given his life over to Him.
Gene preached a sermon at the Sunday service, and he recalled one woman who gave her live to Jesus after her husband and prayed for her. Another woman rededicated her life to Christ.
The way Jesus worked through this team of servants made an impression on Gene.
"Watching the growth that took place in one of the team members in particular, how much God grew her - she led her first ever devotion and prayed with people - was an inspiration to me," he said.
Gene will make a return trip to Honduras in October to meet with pastors and tell them about Celebrate Recovery®. Check out some photos from the trip below.
Special thanks to Cheryl Smith for photos.
Eastridge is proud to announce that Hunter Holbrook will be the Campus Pastor for the North Newton Campus that launches in August 2020. Director of Communications Chris Queen interviewed him, and here's an introduction to Hunter. You'll get the chance to meet him on both campuses in September.
CQ: Tell me a little bit about your background. Where did you grow up? How did you come to know Jesus?
HH: I grew up just north of Houston, Texas. I made the decision to follow Jesus and was baptized at an early age, but it was during my middle/high school years that I really developed my own relationship with God.
CQ: Tell me a little about your family.
HH: I've been married to my beautiful wife, Hannah, for just over six years. Believe me when I tell you, I married up! #luckyman We have two children: Katie who is 2 years old and has her mother's beauty, passion, and organization skills; and Samuel who is 6 months and has the most contagious smile I've ever seen.
CQ: Tell me about some of your interests and hobbies.
HH: I love working on house projects (renovating/building). I also love reading a good book with a good cup of coffee. And above all, I love taking my family to the park or spending time at home where we can be together.
CQ: What’s something about you that might surprise people?
HH: At one point in my basketball career, I played against Marcus Jordan (Michael Jordan's son) in a tournament in Las Vegas. We beat his team in the championship game with Michael Jordan watching the whole time. That was cool!
CQ: What do you like most about Eastridge? What has surprised you about Eastridge?
HH: I love everyone's teamwork and passion for serving. I also love the family atmosphere of Eastridge.
CQ: What gets you most excited about the North Newton Campus?
HH: There are two things I'm really excited about. The first thing is developing a bond with the team to launch the campus. I'm excited about the friendships we will form as we serve together. It's going to be a lot of work, but my goal is to make sure we have a blast in the process! The second thing I'm excited about is reaching the people of the Oxford area. My wife and I love this community and are looking forward to our next season of ministry there.
If you've been around the Covington Campus lately, you've noticed progress on the parking lot. The lower parking lot received a facelift in the form of resurfacing in July, and at the end of July, work began on the new parking lot in front of the building. You may even notice that asphalt pouring has begun. The parking lot should be complete in just a few weeks.
Check out photos of the parking lot progress below:
Community On Our Knees is an event where people from all over the county from all walks of life get together to pray and worship in unity, just like Jesus prayed in John 17, "I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you."
Scott England and some members of Eastridge's Creative Arts team will lead worship. Bring your family and a lawn chair or blanket and join others from our community in prayer and worship.
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If you'd like to know more about baptism, click here.