In Arizona, it doesn't take much to imagine what it would be like to be stranded in the desert. Thirsty. Desperate. Hopeless. Not sure how we got here. Not sure how to get out. Hoping for rescue, rest, refreshment. Hoping for life. Where's an oasis when you need one?
Oasis--it's a picture that expresses our heart for the East Valley. Click here to find out why. “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs." Isaiah 41:17, 18
Simple. That's what we want to be. We want to focus on the activities that the early followers of Jesus engaged in. To do only those things that help us passionately love God, each other, and bring his kingdom to our community and our world.