Bayside Covenant Church
by the watsons
We began the new year in Nigeria with a slew of familiar faces.  In January we had a great group of friends from Bayside Covenant Church in Granite Bay, Ca. come out and serve at Faith Alive and visit the Watsons.  Bayside, over the past few years has become a great friend and supporter of Faith Alive and was the first church to introduce us to the idea of relocating to Jos.  During our time of support raising Bayside Church has been a constant source of support and advocacy for us.
Bayside, led by Missions Pastor Jordanna Zumot, brought an energetic and amazing team of Organizational Consultants, former nonprofit CEOs, Financial gurus and entrepreneurs to provide some training and technical assistance to the leadership team of Faith Alive.  Their time in Nigeria was invaluable to Faith Alive and priceless for the Watsons.  They were able to share with us in the beautiful work that God is doing at and through Faith Alive as well as provide honest assessments and counsel to us and the leadership team regarding Faith Alive’s march towards organizational maturity and next steps.  
We are so grateful for their visit, for their listening ears, for their prophetic words and their continued prayers now that they are gone.  Just as Paul visited, revisited and corresponded with those congregations he loved and sought to encourage, so too has Bayside continued to visit, revisit and write to those of us serving in Jos.  Their encouragement is silver apples on golden platters.  Treasures indeed.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007