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Pastor Drew Sherman | Update July 22, 2020

Jul. 22, 2020

Hey Compass,

Just a few updates as we get into the heat of the Texas summer. First of all, thank you so much to the thousands of you who call Compass home. For the many ways you've served as the hands and feet of Jesus to our community, from feeding the most vulnerable in our community to providing water and safety equipment to our frontline workers, to inviting your friends and neighbors to join us for Compass Online and Compass Daily. You've proven that the church is not a building, that it's about people.

Also, thank you so much for your generosity. You've been so faithful financially. Because of that, we've seen over 130 people accept Christ and be baptized this year at Compass, every missionary partner has received their full support from Compass, we're reaching more and more people in more and more countries every weekend online, and our staff has been extremely cared for. Because of you, Compass has provided food and supplies to 40 different organizations since COVID-19 began.

Like you, Michelle and I want nothing more than to be able to worship in person once again. We can't wait to gather physically as a body of believers to celebrate and worship the name of Jesus like we've been doing online the last four months. As we get ready to gather in our buildings once again, we continue to keep safety in the forefront of our planning.

Right now, it looks like that first gathering will be sometime after August 16th. So I just wanted to inform you that for the next few weeks, we'll continue to be online only. We'll continue to listen to our state and local leaders, our local health professionals, and our local school systems as we get ready to gather physically once again.

Over the next few weeks, if you're willing, I'd like to ask you to do just a few things. First of all, would you say some prayers? Please pray for everyone afflicted by COVID-19. Keep them in your prayers. And pray for people all over the world to follow good advice to wear a face mask in public and to practice physical distancing. And it goes without saying, please, let's pray together for a successful vaccine to be found. Secondly, would you continue to invite your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, and family members to join us on Compass Online?

And finally, would you continue to be generous to your church and to the Compass family? Friends, I thank God in every way for you. We love you guys, we miss you. We're trusting our great God. I have no doubt that our best days are squarely ahead. Love you guys, and hope to see you all very soon.