Charla Gordon // Parishioner // DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS
Sharing my thoughts about Christ Church is like sharing about my personal family. But, when I think about it, Christ Church is really part of my family. Where do I start?
My husband, Cliff, our two sons, and I first came to Christ Church in 1983, a short time after we had moved to Davenport from Colorado. I had been praying for God to lead us to the right church and God faithfully did that. Christ Church was the friendliest of the churches we visited and it was that friendliness and guidance from God that brought us to here. We joined in the spring of 1984, so I now celebrate 30 years as a member!
Christ Church has been a good place for me to grow in my relationship with Jesus, who makes all the difference in my life. I am reminded of the line from the song “Amazing Grace”: “Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come...” It is the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ who holds on to me and brings me through each trial I have faced. One of the main ways God has strengthened and comforted me in my trials is through my family, the Christ Church congregation, specifically the members of my Christ Church small group. They are Jesus with “skin on”! And they are truly a part of my family. I praise and thank God for leading me to Christ Church!