We've lived in Hutto for over two years now, and we've like this "little town" very much. Certainly it has muck and mire like everywhere else, but Hutto has been able to maintain a small town feel, even in the midst of explosive growth. The people here are happy Hippos, even though we all have our mud puddles to deal with.
A number of exciting efforts are underway in Hutto. I am co-ordinating the Hutto Ministerial Alliance with the prompting and support of Hutto Police Chief, Harold Thomas. The fellowship and camaraderie of the pastors is great.
The Ministerial Alliance started an "Adopt-A-Cop" program, where each church is praying for and encouraging specific police personnel. Police Chaplain training by the International Conference of Police Chaplains is set for early May. We have nine ministers/pastors registered, and expect more to participate.
The Cities of Hutto and Taylor have adopted an Army unit that deploys to Iraq in June. The unit does aviation attack and recon. The cities will help support the troops and their families, before and during deployment. Click here to see the press release.
I'm also leading a group of local volunteers that has put together two National Day of Prayer events for Hutto, Texas. ABG is sponsoring the events and hosting the web-site: http://www.prayhutto.org/. Hutto Mayor, Ken Love, issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation to Hutto citizens on April 17th, 2008. We look forward to seeing God answer prayers for "little town" and our nation.
BTW: Remember the Jena Six? Read about the revival that recently took off in Jena, LA, where racial tensions captured media attention last fall.