Hello, old friends!
We’ve journeyed many miles since we last spoke, not only physically, but even more spiritually as God has been blowing wind into our sails, moving us in a direction that honestly has been quite a surprise to us.
Our time here with Burn 24/7 has been so awesome on many levels. God has poured His heart into ours with an abundant measure, and we have such a hunger to see the world worship Him and love Him, to see revival fire spread around the globe! We have seen the power of His Presence and the impact of prayer and worship on shifting the atmosphere of families, neighborhoods, cities, and entire nations. This is the fire Holy Spirit has stoked within us and with which we blaze on into our next mission.
After seemingly endless hours of prayer and discussion over this past month and a half, and as God has been guiding our steps and hearts, and moving us forward into what He has for us as a family, we have felt called to carry what we’ve learned and gained here with Burn 24/7 into a local church setting. God is sending us on from this amazing time of growth and development and ministry into a new ministry context, one we’re very familiar with, but one we weren’t expecting to be involved with again so soon. We feel God is sending us out from Burn 24/7 to carry this DNA of worship and prayer and missions to partner with a local church. We love the local church and are super excited!
To our astonishment, the door God has opened for us is in a wonderful church called Christ Community in Greeley, Colorado. I will be their new Worship Arts Pastor at their main campus. They are a growing, vibrant church in the heart of Greeley, just a few blocks from the University of Northern Colorado, and have just opened their 5th campus in this city of 110,000 people. God is doing a great work through this local church. They are excited for us to come and integrate all that we are into their community, and we are excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through them. Mariana and I will be very involved with prayer and worship, and already have received many visions from God for how we can join with Christ Community in impacting Greeley and the rest of Colorado, and beyond!
We know that God brought us out to Pennsylvania for this season, and that He has done many works in us to prepare us for this next ministry call to Greeley. We are sad to leave our wonderful friends and ministry here in Harrisburg, but we know that we will see them again and be involved in more ministry in some capacity in the future.
We are excited to partner with the great people of Christ Community! It will also be good to be in Colorado again, where we have many friends and loved ones who are dear to us. It makes us glad to be near them again. And we’ve already made many wonderful friends on the staff at Christ Community from the few days we visited recently!
Thank you for all your love and support and prayers over these past several months. We could not have done this without you! We still would love your prayers as we move on into this next season of ministry. In just a few short days, we’ll again be putting all our belongings in a moving truck and driving the 1,600 miles across the country to the high plains of Colorado. Quite an adventure for our little family!
Much love from The Wakefields – Noah, Luca, Mariana, and Dan