It is always amazing to see how God breaks down walls in these places. It is a slow process of transformation for folks and they have to be willing, but it is rewarding when we do see that mystery take place where God moves and the person responds and there is good fruit because of it. Click here to read the July 2018 Update on Envision.
So many opportunities for the Gospel have been given to us, praying for folks frequently and sharing the good news of Jesus with them, singing songs of the LORD together on the streets, answering questions about who Jesus is and that only angels that point to Him are angels of light. Click here to read the June 2018 Update on Envision.
From areas of conflict even between one another, to emotional struggles, to an unusual number of our friends having struggles as well with addiction and all the above, we certainly feel the press of late. Click here to read the May 2018 Update on Envision.
Last night we went out and prayed with a number of folks, sharing the Gospel with one woman who so happily received it and a Native man who sang songs with us as well. Click here to read the April 2018 Update on Envision.
We’ve had many opportunities as well to pray with folks and bring the Gospel, in some cases folks respond with peace, in other cases they do not but we believe it’s vital to proclaim the Gospel and plant seeds along the way. Click here to read the March 2018 Update on Envision.
Praise God with us for His Great Works! Click here to read the February 2018 Update on Envision.
So what is the vision for 2018? Outreach: Learning it, teaching it, doing more of it! Click here to read the January 2018 Update on Envision.
What a year it has been! Click here to read the December 2017 Update on Envision.
The Jesus Gathering is now officially a house church network with advisory elders from various local churches. Mitchell will be an elder with the Jesus Gathering, but a missionary to Bellingham’s downtown center with Envision Mission. You’ll be hearing more about outreach opportunities to downtown Bellingham! Click here to read the November 2017 Update on Envision.
Don’t miss the CD release concert for Mitchell’s new album “Celebration” on October 20 at Sonlight Community Church in Lynden on 8800 Bender RD. If you make a donation of any amount at the concert you can take a CD home. It will start at 6:45pm and go until about 8pm, so you’re welcome to bring kids too. Click here to read the October 2017 Update on Envision.
God is always faithful and on the move. We keep on seeking Him and believe that authentic community will be the result of His Spirit poured out on us as we live lives of repentance and humility before Him. Please join us in that endeavor and let’s be free from slavery to self! Click here to read the September 2017 Update on Envision.
The house churches are strengthened by the Word, in fellowship, and even in number. We are thankful that there are three of them, and are still hoping this will form a network for other house churches to join! Click here to read the August 2017 Update on Envision.
The third and final test for Timothy and Morgan’s baby came back to confirm it is a complete healing! We are so thankful for that and all that Timothy and I learned in India. Now we take what we learned in India and apply to our ministry here! Click here to read the July 2017 Update on Envision.
These missionaries live in danger, start house churches, reach the lost, and love the poor. Click here to read the June 2017 Update on Envision.
By the time this goes to print Timothy Potter and Mitchell Senti will have departed for India on their peer-learning mission trip. They will be back on May 16, having visited indigenous missionaries there in the North and Southeast. Click here to read the May 2017 Update on Envision.
Timothy Potter and Mitchell Senti are planning to depart to India on a peer-learning mission trip from April 24 to May 15. They plan to visit with indigenous missionaries in Delhi on April 25 through a local missionary organization called Project 92 directed by Matthew Smith. Click here to read the April 2017 Update on Envision.
Our dear friend Keith Botkin from the Lincoln Square apartments’ house church was baptized on February 12 at the Jesus Gathering! We had a marvelous celebration together and have enjoyed meeting at Hope in Christ at 4:30pm for that once a month service. Click here to read the March 2017 Update on Envision.
Sometimes challenging folks to move forward towards a productive life in Christ has been difficult, as not everyone responds the way we hope, but it’s worth it because those that do really do become stronger disciples of Jesus… Click here to read the February 2017 Update on Envision.
So what is the vision for 2017? Well, it depends upon the outcome of our experiment to some extent. We don’t know that we could go back to the way things were before if the experiment doesn’t work, but if it does here’s what we’re praying for… Click here to read the January 2017 Update on Envision.
What a joy to remember what the Lord has done! And that’s what this newsletter will be about too. We’re going to remember the things the Lord has done this year; of course we can’t recount it all, but here are the highlights… Click here to read the December 2016 Update on Envision.
Mark your calendars for November 11, Friday at 7pm at Sonlight Church in Lynden on Bender Rd. The Senti family is doing another concert! We’ll do a very brief update on Envision, but mostly we’re just going to sing and let folks enjoy the music! Click here to read the November 2016 Update on Envision.
The experiment has begun and the need for more house churches becomes apparent. So pray for us to be able to multiply those and, in the process, that more folks will come to know Christ and be disciples of His. Click here to read the October 2016 Update on Envision.
Our mission is to build authentic community. Part of building authentic community is to bring things down to smaller groups where stronger relationships can be built than in larger settings. Click here to read the September 2016 Update on Envision.
So many stories, so many needs – keep us in prayer and keep these folks in prayer too as many believe the Gospel in a basic way, but need the tangible expression of the Gospel in their lives everyday more and more. Click here to read the August 2016 Update on Envision.
The Gospel is preached…hardly an Envision newsletter is written without that phrase because it is the 1st means by which we believe authentic community can be attained or realized. Click here to read the July 2016 Update on Envision.
Experiments, excitements, exhaling prayers and praises! Click here to read the June 2016 Update on Envision.
We have so much to be thankful for! We are watching God at work in our midst – transforming lives, making provision for our needs, and answering prayers. Click here to read the May 2016 Update on Envision.
Mark your calendars for a night of songs and celebration with the Senti family! We’re going to celebrate what God has done and is doing, so let us give you a little taste of that in this newsletter as well. Click here to read the April 2016 Update on Envision.
Thank you for your prayers everyone! The Senti’s Sabbatical was gloriously restful for them. They took 30 days off and came back refreshed with new vision for what’s to come. Click here to read the March 2016 Update on Envision.
What is the vision for 2016? Click here to read the February 2016 Update on Envision.
The Senti’s are taking a sabbatical throughout the month of January. Please keep them in your prayers as they rest and consider the vision for 2016. Click here to read the January 2016 Update on Envision.
It’s been a wonderful year in the LORD and we get to share the highlights from the year in this newsletter. Click here to read the December 2015 Update on Envision.
Street night has been full of Gospel opportunities. A remarkable number of folks are getting housing that we have prayed for. One of our friends always tells us, “the best thing you can do for us homeless folks is not to give us stuff, but just to pray for us.” Click here to read the November 2015 Update on Envision.
By the time this goes to print we will have had a baptism for Kati Fallsgraff on Saturday the 26th at Lake Padden and a wedding for two folks who were recently baptized or made profession of faith, Rocky and Lynn Noyes which solidified their marriage. There’s been a lot of momentous things happening. Click here to read the October 2015 Update on Envision.
The Gospel is preached, demons are silenced, folks are healed and the Kingdom of God is among us! Thank God with us for His love and blessings which is something that we’re all a part of. Click here to read the September 2015 Update on Envision.
Thank you all for the beautiful response to the needs we articulated in the last newsletter. We have received an abundance and may it be credited to heavenly accounts! Already we’ve been able to help the family that needed a more stable housing situation. Click here to read the August 2015 Update on Envision.
Because you are part of our ministry family, we want to openly share some of our financial needs with you. We know the LORD will provide, but we thought it important to share so that if you are praying and the Spirit prompts you to give you have that opportunity. Click here to read the July 2015 Update on Envision.
Jesus reveals Himself to a truth-seeker, a Stephen ministry update, and the future of Jesus Gathering. Click here to read the June 2015 Update on Envision.
Envision has some exciting new things happening, including a college group that meets on Friday nights at Hope in Christ and a new aspect of our ministry for folks who are ready and willing to help with mercy ministry. Click here to read the May 2015 Update on Envision.
Put April 23 on your calendars to see the Senti’s do a featured act at the Thursday night open mic at 7:30pm at the Majestic. We’d love to see you there! Enjoy the music, get to know some of our friends and have a tea or coffee. Click here to read the April 2015 Update on Envision.
We praise God that new workers have joined us on street night. Not only have we handed out socks, but Bibles and lots of prayers for healing and the Gospel. One man had tears fill his eyes as we proclaimed that Christ had died for him and risen from death and that we had been sent to tell him of God’s love for him. Click here to read the March 2015 Update on Envision.
We have updated our vision and mission statements to better reflect the ministry that God has called us to in Bellingham. Click here to read the February 2015 Update on Envision.
Along with increased prayer during the Jesus Gathering and street night, we’ve noticed a remarkable change in the atmosphere of those events. One look at the past year’s newsletters makes it clear that, more than any other year, we’ve had opportunities to bring the Gospel in many creative ways! Click here to read the January 2015 Update on Envision.
Don’t miss the Senti’s Christmas show at open mic on December 18, Thursday night at 7:30pm for the featured act. We’d love to see you there! Click here to read the December 2014 Update on Envision.
There have recently been so many difficult things in the lives of friends of Envision that we have come to a point of saying the prayer of Jehosophat from 2nd Chronicles 20: “We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” Click here to read the November 2014 Update on Envision.
As with all ministries there are many joys and struggles for Envision. We always encourage house church and Jesus Studies and Ladies meeting to share these joys and struggles with one another. Weâ€™d like to share some of them with you our supporters. Click here to read the October 2014 Update on Envision.
In this month’s newsletter, we’re sharing updates on the Jesus Gathering, Street Nights, the Jesus Study, Open Mic, and other Envision outreaches. Click here to read the September 2014 Update on Envision.
Summer can be a tough time of year. Battles here are won and lost, but our ultimate victory is in Christ! Click here to read the August 2014 Update on Envision.
While sitting on the side walk and sharing a meal with street friends, I realized their appreciated friendship is the only home they may have. Jesus went to them, He sat with them, He became one of them. Oh the beauty to be learned; how “Blessed are the poor” …what are the treasures that they have found? Click here to read the July 2014 Update on Envision.
We’ve known this fellow for eleven years and in that time we’ve seen him sober maybe for 11 months. He has been notorious as a town drunk. So many have sowed into his life, shared Christ with him, prayed with him over the years. He was baptized in prison on Easter Sunday and is on fire for the LORD. Click here to read the June 2014 Update on Envision.
We’ve had lots of opportunities to pray with folks on street night and even at open mic, sharing the Gospel and discussing all things spiritual. Pray that those friendships will bear eternal fruit. Click here to read the May 2014 Update on Envision.
Our new intern, Christina Hannah, and her husband Tommy have been hugely helpful in street nights, open mic, house churches and the Jesus Gathering. They’ve even taken some of our friends into their home who needed housing for a month. Click here to read the April 2014 Update on Envision.
This just blew our mind that the Lords mercy and power of His Spirit is so evident and bright and beautiful in such a man. Click here to read the March 2014 Update on Envision.
The espresso ministry has begun at three trees open mic, an outreach of Envision Mission, and it’s been a wonderful addition to our atmosphere there. Click here to read the February 2014 Update on Envision.
It is always interesting to see how God helps us accomplish things. Click here to read the January 2014 Update on Envision.
We have so much to be thankful for as we reflect on the past year! Click here to read the December 2013 Update on Envision.
This has been a time for a harvest of righteousness where we see folks growing in godliness, wisdom in decisions and working harder with gratitude in their hearts to get housing, employment, schooling, food and clothing for themselves. Any time people are less dependent on us and can stand in the LORD we rejoice. Click here to read the November 2013 Update on Envision.
Our vision this year has been to call people connected to us to come and follow Jesus with us (that is to be in little groups that pray and try to love each other in Jesus’ Name) and to be fishers of people (that is to go out and invite people into community with us as we follow Jesus). It’s pretty simple really, but so vital. Click here to read the October 2013 Update on Envision.
In the last newsletter we gave the reminder that the Gospel in its simplest form is Jesus the Person Himself and we must always point to Him. But we must also pray for the conviction of sin for those still in the world, which is a work of the Holy Spirit. Click here to read the September 2013 Update on Envision.
Part of the results of the Gospel is life transformation and thatÂ’s what we see the most happening with those who have come to Christ or have been connected to the Body through Envision. Click here to read the August 2013 Update on Envision.
One of our dear friends said to us recently, Â“This has changed my life; I finally have some Christian friendsÂ…Â” Click here to read the July 2013 Update on Envision.
WeÂ’ve had some great opportunities for the Gospel in relationships again this month. Also weÂ’ve even been able to have kids with us on street nights and share Christ right there with them. Please come check it out some Tuesday night at 5:15pm or 7pm from the Flat Iron Woods on Bay and Prospect St. Click here to read the June 2013 Update on Envision.
You are all invited to come to Open Mic on May 9. Mitchell and Rochelle will be playing a feature at 8pm. ItÂ’d be a great way to spend time with friends/family and also see something that Envision is doing. Click here to read the May 2013 Update on Envision.
The Gospel is preached! Sometimes we pray for healing, sometimes folks want to talk about spiritual things and so we bring the Gospel. Sometimes people want to debate or berate us, but we keep on by the Grace of God. Click here to read the April 2013 Update on Envision.
We continue to proclaim the Gospel at Woods, on Street Nights, Jesus Studies, Ladies meetings, Jesus Gathering and three trees open mic at the Majestic. Please keep on praying that we can continue to proclaim the Gospel, that weÂ’ll have open doors, and that the mystery of Christ will be made known to peopleÂ’s hearts. Click here to read the March 2013 Update on Envision.
It is important for any ministry to evaluate itself by stating previous goals and whether those were accomplished in a measurable way. If not, then things need to be adjusted so that those goals are accomplished. Then new goals can be set. Click here to read the February 2013 Update on Envision.
God was gracious to us in 2012! WeÂ’ve had many opportunities for the Gospel to be preached, including at the Jesus Gathering. WeÂ’ve also prayed with many for breakthroughs, healing, deliverance, and forgiveness of sins. We give all glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Click here to read the January 2013 Update on Envision.