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Fruitful Soil

Posted by Susan Galindo on

Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Matthew 13:8


Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

This past Sunday morning, Matt, one of our Believer's Garden worshippers, handed me a note just before the service began. He told me the note was very, very important, and he asked if I could be sure God got his note. I promised him that I would get the note to God, then he said really loudly “WELL HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO THAT?” I told him I was going to lay hands on the note and pray it to God’s heart. Then Matt replied, “Well that will work for sure.”  He sat down, ready for worship, with the confidence knowing that our loving God was going to get his important message.

I walked away from that encounter thanking our Father for how incredible it is that we get to serve Him along-side our friends who have special needs. I thank Him for this church who believes that ALL of God’s children can have a relationship with their Creator. This encounter with Matt was made possible because 20+ years ago a small group of parents with special needs kiddos planted a mustard seed of faith for this ministry in the fertile soil at University. Matthew 13:31-32 says, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches." (NIV) Thanks to the faithfulness of those moms and dads and the open arms of this church – over 400 people with special needs now walk through the doors of our building every week. Many people from all walks of life have come to “perch in the branches” of the mustard seed garden here, and there is room for many more seeds to be planted in University’s fruitful soil. 

May we all go out into this world and plant seeds that will provide a way for everyone to know His love and become disciples of Jesus. What a joy it is to serve in this Kingdom place with each one of you!



Susan Galindo
Director, Special Needs Ministry 


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