What a great night of fellowship we had on Sunday, June 9 as we sang, considered global missions, prayed and enjoyed ice-cream together.
For those who were not there we do want to communicate the results of our membership meeting. There were two items of business: (1) Affirm CrossWay’s proposed budget for the 2013-2014 ministry year commencing July 1, and; (2) Affirm Josh Ortiz as CrossWay’s next Pastor-In-Training for Youth Ministries. Both of these items were overwhelming affirmed by the congregation.
On Sunday evening, April 14, Mike Salvati (MS) and David Vecchitto (DV) interviewed Josh Ortiz at the Youth Group Parents’ Meeting. If you missed the meeting, here are the questions we asked Josh and his answers.
Josh, why don’t you start by telling us about your childhood, family life, and early education? (DV)
I was born on April 1, 1986 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, OH. I have one sister who is about a year younger than me. God graciously brought my parents to faith in Christ when they were serving in the Air Force. My parents’ first-generation faith in Jesus Christ profoundly impacted my life and spiritual journey. My parents prioritized being involved in churches where the Bible was taught and applied. In terms of education, until my 8thgrade year, my sister and I were homeschooled. However, the summer before my 8thgrade year, our family moved to the small town of Cedarville, OH. My sister and I attended the small public school in Cedarville for the rest of junior high and high school.