My First Week of Ministry in Houston

Week 1 in Houston has been great. Prob the most precise indicator of how we’re doing is the health of our little ones; no fevers here, check; everone healthy, check; grumpiness, borderline – understandable. The little ones just left everything behind and walked into a new world (Austin has been asking for pals Jackson and Calyx and others).. Love to u folks back in the Ham

The church community here has showed us the true meaning of “southern hospitality” and the food down here is to die for. Awesome. Sunday service – felt like I was in my element and preaching was fun – if u can say that sorta thing. It was a sermon I enjoyed crafting and studying for, and stuff I love talking / reflecting on, i.e. Christology (nature of Christ), growth in grace and the process of sanctification (what the Reformed call “glorification” and the Orthodox call “divinization”) and of course missional church stuff – what good friends in the Roosevelt neighborhood hv taught me as a gospel in, for, and WITH the neighborhood.

On to our first weekly sabbath day of rest as a family. Looking forward to establishing new rhythms of life here in Houston.

Published by Wayne Park

Asian-American clergyman thinking about issues of faith, place, race and culture-making in the vast city of Houston, TX

4 thoughts on “My First Week of Ministry in Houston

  1. Wayne – Glad to hear the transition is going smoothly. Cheering you on from SD, bro! Excited to see what God does in & through you in Houston. If you can fix the humidity problem down there, maybe I’ll visit one day :D

  2. Good Morning,

    Great to hear all is going well with y’all, and you’re back doing what God has called you to do. You have also shared and taught us much, and you’ll be missed. Prayers and blessings for you and the family.

  3. thanx guys – look forward to keeping in touch w both yall

    as for the humidity problem i’ll get to work on that right away – but don’t think we’ll ever reach the climate in San Diego :)

  4. Good to hear how all is going Wayne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family! God bless you!
    Oh, and glad to are enjoying the food down south, what are the family favorites?!

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