Growing Pains

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Vol. 1 Issue 2-March 2013

Dear Friends,

I hope all is well and that this season of Easter is filled with joy and hope for you and your family. A month ago I experienced the most life changing transition of my life. My vocation changed from being a college graduate working jobs here and there, to a full-time vocation as an International Missionary at Crossover Church, Tampa FL.

It is for a fact that we all in life go through seasons that will build our character and determine certain life decisions we take on. I am currently going through multiple changes in a short time period. In the midst of this change, I have experienced so many feelings: from excitement and joy to being overwhelmed and insecure. One thing is for a fact, I am excited about the privilege of being used by God. As much as I can see the spiritual maturity I am reaching by being in the Word, having fellowship with other believers, and being committed to serve I have realized that God will never ever let you get comfortable. Life is a test, and God will give all of us an assignment while being here on earth. God wants to stretch all of us and that might come with growing pains.

Certain days I wake up and ask God: “Are you sure that you want me to do this God?” Especially, when I doubt myself or do not feel confident enough that I could do the task that I am asked to complete. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me – 2 Corinthians 12:9

As I am in my growing pains phase and I learn to rely fully with everything on God, I am able to have joy and so much peace while going through this new season. Full-time ministry is exciting, challenging, overwhelming, worthy, wholehearted and most of all so rewarding. Especially when you see others around you grow in Christ and grasp what it means to have a relationship with Christ.
Lastly, we all have a mission and staying passionate is so important. I truly look forward to the next month of full-time ministry.

What to expect for the following month:
- Coming Soon on -> Display -> C.M.A.C. (Crossover Music & Arts Center)
- March 31, 2013 an Amazing Worship Experience and Message at Crossover Church that you do not want to miss out on! #Activate
- April 7, 2013 Baptism Day @ Crossover Church, plus worship + concert with reggae/R&B artist Benjah

How Can You Support?
- Pray for God’s will to be done (James 4:15)
- Pledge to support Nikita as a missionary in the USA for only $10 or more per month
- Email me any of your questions, prayer requests, praise reports at

Send in donation to:
Crossover Church
Attn: Missionary Nikita Carter
8870 N. Himes Ave. Suite#654
Tampa, FL 33614

“We are partners working together for God” – 1 Corinthians 3:9a