I think I'm starting to figure this church planting thing out. You could compare it to belonging to a puzzle club yet you were only sent one piece in the mail every couple of months. You have no knowledge of what the completed puzzle looks like nor do you know how many pieces the puzzle actually contains. You are just given one piece at a time.
The only thing we knew at this time last year was that God had called us to go so we were preparing to go. One of the themes that continues to resurface in our church planting journey is what I call "next step awareness". We can see the next step but still struggle to see the steps beyond.
So last year we knew the next step was moving to St. Charles and God provided the motivation we needed during the 2014 Church of God convention last June and also through the International Youth Convention in July 2014. These events were great fuel to the fire that God ignited within us. Even though we have now taken several steps at The Table, we still feel like we are aware of the same things around us: God is with us, God has provided, God continues to reveal each piece just one at a time.