Throughout the last several weeks as we have navigated through the letter to the Philippians. I’ve been extremely challenged by the value of partnership. The Apostle Paul has a deep love for his co-laborers and friends. In fact, the Philippians bring him joy!
As the Lord has grown me over these last 20 years, I have had the privilege to meet and work with lots of ministry leaders in various cities and ministries. When I think about all the people that I’ve met over the years, there are some that come to the forefront of my mind that I consider to be friends.
Jacob and Makenzie Goble have become more than fellow youth ministry workers; they’ve become some of my best friends. When I think about the Gobles, I experience joy! The joy that I have over this partnership continues to grow as I watch how God is using the Gobles in Lebanon, IL.
You see, if you don’t already know, Jacob & Makenzie told me “No.” It is common practice for me to ask others to consider moving to Iowa to be a part of what God is doing here. The Gobles weren’t exempt from that list, but they said “no.” The only reason this is encouraging to me is that they didn’t say “No” to God. They said “Yes” to the Lord when He called them to move to Lebanon, IL to plant Rooted Community Church.
Over the last two years, it has been one of my greatest joys for Restoration Church to partner with the Gobles and their growing family. Jacob and Makenzie have welcomed three children (Dallas, Mckenzie, and Luka) into their home in the last year. Not only has the Goble home been open to children but to a community. They have embraced Lebanon as their own, seeking to plant deep roots of the Gospel there.
Whether or not you’ve met the Gobles before, I’m thankful that you partner with Restoration Church, which allows us to partner with the Goble family and Rooted Community Church.