Hello 2009
January 2, 2009, 9:35 am
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I can’t believe how fast 2008 flew by. Most people were grateful that 08 is gone because most people have classified 08 as a bad year but it is all it depends on your perspective on how you would define 08. Don’t get me wrong, 08 has seen it’s share of challenges. The major challenge being our recessionary economy. When we have a recession (which the US has had many) it seems to taint all other views in our realities. So in turn everyone pretty much rates 08 as a horrible year.

The Lopers just like everyone, are feeling the pinch of economic pressures and are making adjustments to deal with them just like everyone else but we have a very different view of 08.  The last two years 07 & 06 were terribly painful for us. We walked through hurts and pains that people inflicted upon us that we never expected but were willing to endure because of a vision to stand with a ministry that God burned in our hearts. That ministry is C3 Church and the vision is to reach out to others with the message of Christ. The “others” was the dividing line with many people that chose to tear down the vision of C3 and it’s staff. Others being defined as people who are un-churched or un-Christian. People who have no knowledge of Christ or the “church”. Many were not willing to reach out to others and in turned tried everything to stop the vision and movement known as C3 Church. I said all of that to say this. This last year is the first year that the vision and purpose of C3 Church has really started to shine and God is blessing our commitment to His call.

In 2008 we have been able to see a unified church with a unified purpose impacting the community for Christ. Everyone just walking forward in purpose and determination to see a changed East Orlando. So from my perspective 2008 has been a great year. Yes, we have our challenges but I believe God is going to bless the movement we call C3 Church like never before in this new year. So good bye to 2008 you have been a good year and a big hello to 2009. I look forward to what God is going to do in this community through C3 Church. Happy New Year!


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Well said!

And the Zugelder’s finally joined a church, C3 and Bryan got baptized!

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