Flash forward to the fall of 2005, Anna was baking Pumpkin Rolls (her 4-H project-Tastebud Treats). We were at the fall UMW Bazaar where we met Blake and Jan Lasater; we had heard through the FUMC newsletter that Blake was starting a new church, something called Living Waters. I had written Blake earlier that week telling him we thought we wanted to be a part but all we had to offer was our family and our time. He said "come on...we need people...the money will come!"
Before long, we realized the VFW just wouldn't cut it--we were young with lots of children and those kids needed a place to call their own. Just in time for Easter 2006, Emerald Plaza became our first real home. Sunday mornings with Jerry Moore, Tom Rife and Blake standing at the ready greeting us as we pulled into the 'strip mall' area. Donna Rife, Matt R. and Jerry D. made worship a beautiful experience with the incredible alter designs. We were small yet somehow the word traveled and we were continuing to grow.
|Living Waters very first VBS in 2006!|
|Bunco night with the Living Waters ladies May 2007|
|Blake and Gracie Christmas 2008|
|Preparing the Centerton Sanctuary February 2009|
|Donna Rife with another amazing alter creation Easter 2010|
|We may be scorched but we're still fulfilling the Vision.|