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Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

ImageI’ve been here in Reno for a couple weeks now and I can’t help but look around and think of the things God will accomplish here.  Whether that will be done through Desertlake Church or by some other means I do not know.  I do know we are here for a purpose and are trying to follow His direction as best as we can.  Being here I can’t help but look around and see all the lives we will have to possibility to influence.  We, the nine individuals coming to start Desertlake, are simply doing our part.  Doing what we feel God is directing us to do.

I can’t help but wonder what will happen through these people.  We are simply creating a place where people can come learn who God is, and what he has planned for their lives.  I can’t help but think maybe an individual who comes will be responsible for starting a movement to end world hunger,  to end suffering in peoples lives, to bring in the kingdom that God has called us all to be a part of.

I know that these things might not happen, but what if?  Like I said we are simply doing our part.  Using our time, talents, and treasure to do what we can do.  Who knows what God will do with it.  What about you?  Will you do what you can to help?  If you feel led by the Spirit we ask that you simply take a step and do what you can.  With the faith of mustard seeds (each person doing what we can) we can move a mountain.

If you live in Seattle, help us by coming to our event to raise money for Desertlake, if you don’t live in the area we are asking you to pray and give what you feel God is asking you to give.  Above all else we simply want to say thank you.  Thank you for simply believing in what we are doing and encouraging us to continue to move forward.  So what do you say are you ready to be in the mountain moving business?


Rockin for Reno

So as some of you may  know we are holding a huge fundraising event happening in Seattle.  Many people have chosen to donate things like plane tickets, lake house weekends and tons of other amazing items to auction off for the event.  We hope this event will bring us even closer to making Desertlake Church a reality in Reno.

The other day Mary and I went to update our phones, and were asked the question why did you move to Reno?  I explained we came to start a church, and the employee was curious about it.  I told her it is a place for people who normally wouldn’t step foot inside of a church, for people who have never been to church before or haven’t been for a long time.  It’s a place where people can be who they are and learn about God and Jesus at their own pace.  A place where we speak English and not Christianese.

After I told her a little about the church she replied by saying “Hey, that sounds like me.”  This is why we moved over two-thousand miles and are holding a huge fundraiser.  We believe God loves and wants to get to know her and many other people in the area personally.  We moved out for people like this, who are curious about God and don’t feel comfortable going to a normal church.  She told us to let her know when we are up a running so she can check it out.  So with this we hope if you live in the Seattle area you buy a ticket to an amazing night of food, drinks and auction.  Come out an be a huge part of the beginnings of Desertlake Church.

If you are not in the Seattle area, thats ok!  If you want to get involved you can donate through the link provided.  We hope to see you at Rockin for Reno!

To buy at ticket follow the link:

Let’s PARTY!!! 

Please join us and support for the start of Desert Lake Church in Reno, NV.

  • ATTIRE: This is a “swanky” event, so dress your best & prepare to be entertained.
  • ARRIVE EARLY: 630p come to get registered, mingle, nibble & drink while checking out the silent auction
  • TICKET: Your ticket will get you in the door, food & 1 drink ticket. Cash bar for beer & wine after that.
  • EXPECT: To mingle with great people, nibble deliciousness, sip some goodness, as well as bid on solid silent & live auction items.
  • PLUS a special performance preview of Desert Lake Church music & more about our vision & mission.

Hosted by: Ceci Lawson & Desert Lake Church

Master of Ceremonies/ Live Auctioneer: Troy McVicker, Event Source NW

with DJ: Scotty B, Event Source NW

All proceeds will benefit Desert Lake Church & will make an eternal impact!

Unable to attend? You’ll be missed! Please don’t miss an opportunity to give.

You can easily give online to Desert Lake Church through Paypal.  Every bit makes a difference! THANK YOU!!