I used to long for a group of people to be my "church family".
Little by little the Lord has lead me out from that desire.
Instead He has given my husband and me a vision for what we call the church in the streets.
That doesn't necessarily mean "meeting in the streets'
but rather the church living as a natural outflow as God's people, where ever they are
It might be a restaurant, or a park, the store,
or having people over for a meal-
Just God's people getting together and letting the LIFE flow!
We have a young, single woman that shares this vision with us
and we do see her about once a week.
I'm sure we would see her more often but she lives 40 minutes away.
We also have another family that we get together with
about every other month and they share this vision also.
Here recently we have seen this family more often.
In fact, we moved here because we thought
they were moving here too but then the Lord directed otherwise.
(That was a nice little trial!)
Other than that, we never know what the Lord may bring our way.
I get together with another mom occasionally
and we take our young sons to the park.
She is a new believer and has linked up with a popular denomination.
At first, it was hard for her to fellowship around the Lord.
She only knew how to talk about her church organizations programs
(which, by the way, are quickly loosing their appeal).
But now, I think she's seeing the beauty of talking about HIM -
and how he helps us in our every day life!
My husband and I have rich fellowship with one another
on a daily basis and that is my favorite fellowship!
Then I also come on this forum and another one to give and receive.
Our desire is to fellowship around the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone!
When we do this, we can find a lot more fellowship!
And if our focus is on giving, rather than recieving,
we will be much more satisfied! Hey, John, I know what your wife is going through!
If she can just hang on, it will get better!
If she likes to write- I would love to correspond with her!