Jennifer Cooley shares how her journey started with Trietsch and how she plans to support UNSHACKLED:
and the community of believers have blessed our family beyond measure and we
are forever grateful for that.
Eric and I first began attending Trietsch, our oldest Meghan, now 9 years old,
was an infant. We were both at different
points in our faith. If we hadn’t felt
so welcomed and accepted by Trietsch, we may not have been so inclined to jump in
and become a part of it. Therefore, I
would like to personally thank you, the congregation, for your dedication and
leadership to making this church so great.
Thanks to all of you who have been here from the beginning working hard
to build this church up. You have
started Sunday school classes, ministries and much more that have made a huge
impact on this community which has flourished into love and hope all over this
this point, most of you have received an informational brochure about our Unshackled
capital campaign. It is with great honor and gratitude that I am able to
announce that my husband Eric and I, along with Paul and Kim Beck, are the
Co-chairs for this Capital Campaign.
I truly believe the Unshackled campaign has
the potential to make us a closer church family and a stronger force in the
Attached to your brochure,
was a window cling with the prayer “Lord,
what do YOU want to do through me?”
placing this somewhere you look frequently, such as your bathroom mirror. We ask that you pray this prayer daily. My hope for this prayer is that it will
allow our eyes to open and our hearts to feel how our Heavenly Father can use
us to better this church, this community and other parts of the world that are
in despair and in need of Christ’s love.
goal for this campaign is to feed more,
clothe more, teach more and love more.
In order to maximize this goal we need to erase Trietsch’s financial
burden. I believe this is possible. I am constantly surrounded by the loving
hearts and hands of our church family.
That same love is what drew Eric and I in, almost a decade ago, and
transformed our lives.
John Wesley, whose beliefs are the foundation
and core of the Methodist church, spoke these profound words:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you
can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you
can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”
how many more lives we could touch if we just let go of what was holding us
back and allowed God to take over?