Our stay over our dear friends' (Travis, Alexis and Emma Mielonen - http://www.reachpolska.info/) was possible because a number of factors, but Easthill's Church (http://www.easthill.org/) involvement was undeniably critical. For a number of years I (Chris) embraced the subconscious idea that a very healthy and active church, such as Easthill, may meet all the needs of a Christian hungry of God and seeking His/Her place among the body of believers. We were very positively impressed by basically all ministries, be it worship, pastoral ministry, Bible school or missions. Some of the events, such as Church on the Lawn simply blew us away. And yet, in the thick molasses of people devoted to God and ready to reach out to visitors and newcomers, it dawned on me that nothing can emulate your own relationship with God. I do not make a revolutionary discovery, writing these words, but it is a truth that won my heart in the most convincing and peaceful way. Church is hardware for us as software. We can't do much without it, but it won't do anything without either.
We want to use this opportunity to say "thank you" to all Easthill people who were somehow behind making it possible for us to come. Easthill YOU ROCK!