Category: Stories

Matt’s Blog: It all begins with a MOVEment

Flood Family, Over the next 12-18 months there will be a lot of exciting changes at Flood, the first of which began this week. To save on facility costs, we are condensing into one third of our existing temporary office and midweek space for the next year. This week, as I moved out of the...

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Matt’s Blog: The God-Dependent Journey

Flood Family, Many of us gathered this past Tuesday for our quarterly Flood Family Meeting. We enjoyed a delicious Homestyle Hawaiian meal together, preparing for the summer season at Flood. I wanted to share some of the updates, including the latest on our new church home. This year we are on a God-dependent journey together,...

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Friday Stories: Our God is So Good

After being diagnosed with cancer about a year and a half ago, I was feeling terrified and helpless. As a wife and mother of two young daughters, I just couldn’t believe I was being faced with this diagnosis. Knowing that the coming year was going to be full of many challenges for our young family,...

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Friday Stories: From Malawi, With Love

Hey Flood Family! Emma Kalizang’oma here, formerly known as Emma Holmquist, before marrying Yamikani Kalizang’oma, my fantastic husband and the pastor of Flood Church Blantyre. Yami and I have both been members of Flood Church since 2008 — I in San Diego, he in Lilongwe. We are challenged and privileged to now minister in the...

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Kim’s Story: Prayer Works

Hi! I’m Kim. My husband Joel and I will be married for 20 years this August, and we have two boys – Joshua is a freshman in college in Boston, and Zane is a seven-year-old who loves basketball and golf, even more than candy. My family and I joined some friends at Flood about 8...

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Matt’s Blog: Home

Every great movement has a home. A place to return to in your greatest times of need and your greatest triumphs. A place to be supported, strengthened and encouraged. A place to be reminded of who you are and whose you are. A place to be loved and a place to be sent out into...

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Friday Stories: Be Careful What You Ask For

Hi! I’m Rachel.   Before transferring to PLNU two years ago from community college near my hometown in the Bay Area, I wasn’t involved in any kind of college group or community. In fact, I’d spent two whole years working tirelessly to start a college group at my home church. I longed so badly to...

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Matt’s Blog: Home for the Holidays

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people…” Luke 2:10 As we reflect upon the good news of Jesus this Christmas season, it is with profound joy that I share an important update in the life of our church...

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Friday Stories: Joy to the World

A couple years ago, I was in the throes of navigating the public school system and touring schools for the first time.   At Flood, we had been encouraged to be attentive to the Lord’s activity by listening and responding in faith. On one tour, I noticed a woman standing alone and felt the Lord’s...

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Friday Stories: Supporting Migrants at the Border

As I reflect upon the vision for the Christmas Collective, a creative gathering for the common good, I have been inspired and challenged by our opportunity to do GOOD this holiday season for thousands of men, women and children just south of us at the border. While I have learned that these problems are nothing...

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