Sunday, March 7, 2010
After just barely getting reconnected with duties at the office after last weekend's Disney Getaway, we were back on the road again on Friday heading towards Chicagoland. Our first stop was Dyer, Indiana where we had an appointment with Pastor Charlie Contreras from Faith Church to discuss having an event for their singles. It's quite interesting that this meeting was as a result of a single from that church contacting Charlie and asking him to consider hosting a Cache' Connections event. Luci had come to an event at Parkview Christian Church last year and has had a difficult time connecting with other singles since her divorce. After praying about it, she heard God tell her "to do something about it," so she took it upon herself to contact Pastor Charlie, who was open to hearing her concerns and desires. Luci even took the day off work to meet with us, which really helped bring a single person's perspective to the discussion. We found Pastor Charlie very open to this request as he told us he had been single himself until he was 43, so he understood how difficult it can be. The bottom line is, he is very interested in holding an event and said they will be bringing a team to our 4-23 event at Christ Community!
We then headed to Aurora to meet with TLN to discuss the possibility of a Cache' Connections T.V. show. We don't want to give away too much, but the preliminary plans are for the show to be a cross between The Bachelor, American Idol and The Dating Game. Of course, it will be a Christian foundation with the underlying goal of providing advice for healthy relationships. We had a fun time touring the state-of-the-art facility and gathering info and tossing around ideas with Pete, who is in production and sales. We'll be praying about this one and in the meantime, will probably try out the show as an event on 6-4 at the Parkview Lockport Campus.
We topped off the day with a Cache' Connections wedding! Darrick and Marquita were connected personally by Kim and Linda back in September '09. Marquita had become very special in our hearts as she was a member who was constantly sending us notes of encouragement and support. When she asked us to keep a special eye out for her at an event, she was on the top of our mind when Darrick walked into the room. We connected the two of them the next day and the rest is history... just 5 months later, they were married! Best wishes to this special couple!