Noah and Kate Cremisino were house church leaders in Denver and members of the Luke Ten Community. Last year, they were sent to Christchurch, New Zealand by the Denver Network of house churches. (See the video below which was shot in Jan 2010).
In addition to being a church planter, Noah is the graphic artist who has been doing the amazing design work on the LK10 Apprenticeship eWorkbook.
The picture to the right is what many traditional churches look like in Christchurch after the earthquake. Here’s Noah’s request: “Please pray that God will birth hundreds of simple communities from this situation... especially considering that SO many institutional churches will be unusable for quite awhile.” The info below is to help us pray for Noah and Kate. For more, go to Noah’s Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/noah.cremisino
Email from Noah to the Apprenticeship…
Thank you all for keeping us in prayer!
We’re doing okay. Personally we’ve sustained a fair bit of damage around our house (mostly external, but also decor and dishes) but it seems relatively sound structurally speaking. No power, no water, no sewer – they say it could be months for sewer/water as the infrastructure has been severely damaged. We’re currently staying with some friends outside of the city and seeking God about how we can best help the devastated folks within Christchurch.
Funny how all theory goes out the window when stuff gets this real. It’s time for real answers and a living, breathing experience with God. Please, please keep the people of Christchurch in your prayers – a disaster of this size hasn’t happened in New Zealand for over 130 years and the people will be taking it very hard. We very much want to bring the peace of God to these people and connect them with meaningful, Jesus-centered community. Please pray that God will birth hundreds of simple communities from this situation... especially considering that SO many institutional churches will be unusable for quite awhile.
Blessings and keep up the good work!!
Noah (& Kate) — Christchurch, New Zealand