Dear Destino family,
We want to thank you for your flexibility and your continued generosity as we've been meeting online due to COVID-19. I am in awe seeing your heart towards our mission to bless the world. As we’ve said before, the darker the night the brighter we need to shine, and you are shining!
Since beginning this new online chapter in our ministry 42 people have committed their lives to Jesus, 12 new Online Destino Groups were launched, our small group participation DOUBLED, and our Destino Institute is offering more Online Courses than ever before. We are reaching far more people in more places than we could ever imagine. Also, thanks to your generosity, we are blessing countless families in need with food and resources during these tough times.
During this global pandemic we are not slowing down, actually the opposite: people are being reached, disciples are being made, and communities are being transformed!
Even though many wonderful things are happening, I need to confess that I really miss our weekly in-person gatherings. I miss your smiling faces, the hugs and handshakes, the setups and teardowns, the heartfelt laughter in the lobby before and after service. I miss sharing coffee with you and the amazing food that was prepared with love to share with everybody. Just being honest here...
With that said, we recognize that is not yet time for us to return to in-person gatherings. We will continue to worship online (destino.online.church) every Sunday and host Destino Groups and Destino Institute weekly online.
On June 1st, we'll share an update with more details as to what the future might look like (our short term plans) but for now, we will continue to enjoy our digital church experiences.
As your pastor and friend, I want to invite you to do a few things this weekend:
Please continue to pray for our world, our nation, our state, our communities. COVID-19 has been unlike anything we've seen in our lifetimes and it is not over.
Pray for our church leadership as we seek God's wisdom in how to regather in a way that honors God and cares for our neighbors and the entire church family.
Join us on Sunday at 1:30pm (CT) for our online worship service and invite family and friends to watch together LIVE on our platform
Enjoy a safe Summer, remembering to remain diligent in your social distancing, using masks and practicing good hygiene.
I genuinely love serving this community of faith, and when the time is right, I look forward to gathering together with you again!
Pastor Mauricio & Jacquelyn