Fort Collins In The Spring

God has proven Himself faithful over and over through this journey of church planting. We have prayed Luke 10:2 from the beginning, asking the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the field. God answered this prayer first by calling the Sampsons to join us. Recently, we took a group of people to Fort Collins over spring break. Four people flew to Fort Collins, while nine of us traveled by van for two days, arriving in Fort Collins on a Saturday evening. As our van entered the city, our boys got their first glimpse of their future home. 

It was exciting to show people the place that God is making home in our hearts. Several people who were with us had been praying for God to make it clear if they, too, were to join us. As we spent four days in the city, prayer walking different areas and hiking up Horsetooth Resevoir, God began to answer their prayer. 

We were all able to worship with Living Rock Church, a NAMB church plant in Timnath, Colorado. Our team was able to help Living Rock stuff eggs for their upcoming Easter Egg hunt. We spent some time canvassing neighborhoods for them and were encouraged by the obvious impact that this church plant is having on its community. As we spent time together, discussing the need in Fort Collins and God’s call on our own lives, several people with us began to receive greater clarity in their own calling.

Our family was privileged to tour our boys’ new school, Global Village Academy. It is a public charter school that is a language immersion school. We feel incredibly blessed that our boys will be given the opportunity to learn a language. We know that even as we say “yes” to leaving our home in Kentucky, God is preparing great blessings for us in Fort Collins. 

We ended our trip at the Silver Grill in Old Town Fort Collins, debriefing our time over some of the tastiest cinnamon rolls around. Though the trip to and from Fort Collins was long, it was worth the time to see how God is knitting together a team for us.

Zack Thurman