A team from With Open Eyes was recently invited to come speak at Journey Church International outside of Kansas City, MO. In December 2010 Christian and Danielle Newsome and their family moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri with the dream of planting a church that would see people far from God become passionate Christians whose lives would make a difference in the world. On January 8th, 2011, 5 families gathered in a living room with nearly 8 inches of snow on the ground to commit to seeing this church become a reality. More than a year later hundreds of people from all over Kansas City call Journey Church International their church “home”.
Christian has a huge heart for international missions and they have been a strong supporter of With Open Eyes from the very beginnings of their church. It was such a blessing to be a part of their services and to meet a body of believers who were so passionate about not only their community, but also their international brothers and sisters in Christ. With all of the seeds their church has been planting in our ministry, a recent series on generosity allowed us the opportunity to come up and share testimonies and experiences from the fields they have been sowing into and the harvest it is producing. We are excited to announce that members from their church will be traveling with us next fall to Africa to actually meet some of the partners to which they have helped provide transportation and to assist them in their ministry.
Thank you Journey Church International for all of your hospitality and as both of our ministries expand, we are excited to see how the Lord will continue to use this partnership!