Stories

Stories

Jesus heals. Jesus loves. Jesus is legit.

 

Amy

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 This verse did not sink in until I saw the Lord’s blessing through Sower Church. I remember sitting on the plane anxiously as it left my hometown in Bangkok, wondering how crazy I was to leave my family. Since then, I realized that it was the Lord’s plan…

Korells

He so quickly provided us a community in which we can be encouraged, be challenged, and grow in godliness. We moved to Nebraska last summer so Lincoln could start law school. We were very settled in our community in Greeley. That’s where we went to college, where we’d gone to church for several years, and where we got married. But God was definitely calling us to move out of Colorado, so we obeyed. There were many things we were going…

Augusto

I have truly felt God’s love and goodness. I was raised in a Christian family in small town Nebraska and saved at a young age. In my teenage years, God started me on a difficult, 7-year journey that would test my faith. I thought I would be able to face these challenges on my own, but I was wrong. I learned that lesson the hard way. My life changed dramatically when I joined the US Marine Corps: what little faith…

The Yangs

We are the proud parents of four energetic, fun-loving little boys. Parenthood can be difficult, even at the best of times, and we are so thankful to be with a community of believers at Sower Church. We have peers in the same stage of life that can mutually encourage and laugh (or cry) with us about the craziness, fullness and busyness of life with small children. There are families with older children who have gone before us that can offer…

Cindy

Around September of 2017, I reached a point where I felt spiritually burned out. Everything I had experienced or seen in the last few years – doubt, disappointment, hurt, friends slowly fading out of my life as if our friendship didn’t matter, my parents struggling financially, feeling unworthy – just sort of culminated. I was simply tired. I looked for ways to sever ties and move away or find a new church for a fresh start. Just when I thought…

The Acunas

Three and a half years ago, we came to Lincoln to start a training process at the university. The change was naturally quite strong for our small family; however, God continued to bless us greatly with a new member in our home and promise of hope for the rest of our lives.  We are sure that our Lord set up everything so that we would meet the people of Sower Church and have the opportunity to get closer to Him…

Ashley

This year God has been calling me to a deeper relationship with Him. I think for a lot of years, my initial reaction has been to run from God and try to figure things out on my own. But He has really taken ahold of me this year. I feel like His hands are on my face and He’s looking into my eyes. He’s saying, “I’m here. Stop running.” There are times when I question God: “What is your purpose…

Zach & Kristin

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13 When we think of this verse, it reminds us of what sustained our relationship for so long: the hope that one day we would become one unit under God. Although we met in high school, it was church that helped forge the bond we had for so long before we were married. Sower Church has been a tremendous blessing for…

Jason & Claire

We moved to Lincoln just over a year ago, wanting to get plugged into a church quickly, but also wanting to ensure it was the place God wanted us to be. We decided to try Sower Church. There were three things that stuck out to us at our first service: 1) The diversity. Sower Church is a church that exemplifies Revelation 7:9. “…there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and…

Kaiston

Most of my life I have been blessed and surrounded by amazing people. I grew up in Lubbock, Texas in a loving Christian family. I went to church on Sundays and Wednesdays along with my family and friends. My senior year of high school, I was given the opportunity to move to Seward, Nebraska to play college football at the University of Concordia. I decided to take this opportunity and started my freshman year of college in August of 2018.…

Josh & Savanah

After I graduated from Concordia University in May 2017, I felt called to live in Lincoln so I could be near my then fiance, Savanah. It was hard. I had nowhere to live, no job prospects and all I knew was that I wanted to be close to her. It was incredible how when I followed God’s prompting to be near her, He opened doors of incredible opportunity. A member of Sower Church and his family invited me to move…

Del

I need Him more than ever before. At Candlewood, what is so uplifting to me is that Christ is truly front and center in everything. The leadership and congregation are focused on knowing and following Jesus, being changed by Jesus, and committing themselves to HIS mission. As I’ve come to understand it, that is what discipleship is all about. Several years ago in Omaha I heard an Iron Sharpens Iron Conference speaker talk about “Getting and Spreading the DNA of…