The Next Chapter

For 10 years CrossCentral Church and Recovery Center has served central Texas bringing hope and healing to this community. In 2019 I began sensing our time in central Texas would soon be coming to a close. Our decision in May 2021 to “pause operations” was a step in that direction. We entered an eight week pause to pray. This was our prayer; “Lord, we sense you are bringing this chapter to an end. If this isn’t what you want then please make it clear to us.” We believe God has spoken and confirmed that this assignment has come to completion. Although this is a very difficult decision for us, our heart is to honor God through this obedience. This has been an incredible adventure and we are eternally grateful to everyone who joined this journey with us. With great joy and tears we reflect on everything God has done over the past ten years. We have seen God restore so many lives, hundreds of men and women were helped through our recovery homes, broken marriages and families mended, and radical healing and transformation.

But as the saying goes, don’t cry because it’s over smile because it happened. Many of you reading this are the fruit of this beautiful grace and labor. Many of you have supported and encouraged us along the way. We thank you! God did all the work. He just gave us front row seats to watch it all happen. We truly cherish the friends and family we’ve made during this season and know that many of those relationships will continue for a lifetime. Thank you for your friendship and prayers as Julie and I continue to seek the Lord’s will for our next chapter. For over a decade, God has increased our burden to serve the nations and the underground church. Julie and I are grateful for the growing opportunities to train and equip persecuted Christians around the world and plan to give more time to these efforts. We would love to hear from you, let us know how you are doing. We continue to pray for all of you. You all are dear to our hearts.

Grace and peace,

Steve & Julie

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