Commissioned

DCCThe Commissioning Service at DCC was one of our most memorable experiences ever. The morning was filled with surprises for us – especially through many of our dear friends speaking and encouraging us from the stage, videos from friends in Africa, and photos of our time at DCC. It was also a significant morning musically. We sang some of our favorite songs, such as “Missions Flame” by Matt Redman, which speaks very clearly of how worship is the fuel (and the goal, John Piper!) of missions. This is where our heart is – we want to see the Lord worshiped in every tongue, in every nation. And our love of God and experience of a life of worship to Him drives us to help others find the same. At the end of the service, we sang “Jesus Paid It All” with our successor (new worship leader at DCC), John Webb. It was very powerful to lead worship together and transition from our leadership to his. Way cool. Our AIM regional administrators, David and Darlene Noden came for the service, as well. They spoke a bit about how our church needs to go ahead and “kick us out” 🙂 so that we can go – even though it’s hard for us all to part. We all talked about the fact that it’s not so much that we are leaving DCC to go on to something different, but that DCC is now going to Nairobi through us. We are still a part of this church body – functioning not as musical-worship leaders, but as missional- worship leaders. The elders anointed us with oil as a way of “setting us apart,” as was done throughout the Bible. The oil was from Tunisia, which was cool because that was where Andy felt the call to the mission field. We left that morning and headed to an all-church picnic for us – so that we could spend just a bit more time with people. We kept saying the whole time that our cup was overflowing so much that we had to go and get another one. How could one family ever deserve so much blessing in one day? We only wish that we could have honored each and every one of our church family members there as much as they did for us. Thank you, DCC – we love you.

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