Yesterday was an amazing day! South Bay Church had our first ever public service and we were thrilled by all that God did. 175 people present. 5 decisions to follow Christ. And a ton of people interested in more information about the church!
I cannot even tell you how much prayer and anticipation led up to this day. On Sunday I had that really strange feeling of total exhaustion from working around the clock but being completely wired from adrenaline, caffeine, and nervous energy! When my alarm went off at 5:30 AM it felt like the gun at the starting gate of a race. A shot of adrenaline pumped through my body and I was ready to go!
Today I feel a mixture of emotions. Thankful, excited, and relieved would be at the top of the list. Thankful for all that God did. Excited to get to be apart of this movement of His Spirit that will have rippling effects throughout the Silicon Valley and ultimately the Bay Area. And relieved to have that first Preview Gathering behind us!
At the very beginning of the worship set with the band already at full volume Archie yelled out, "Good morning! And welcome to South Bay Church!" Hearing those words for the first time was an amazing feeling. I (along with several others) let out a loud cheer as I inwardly thanked God for bringing us this far. This is the vision that we've been dreaming for so long unfolding before our eyes. Not without work. Not without tears and hardship and barriers to overcome. But God is faithful and He is the One propelling this forward.