July 2, 2011:  Gary and I made a trip to the Quad Cities today to visit a ministry called “The Center” and “The Solid Rock Cafe.”  It is a great model of a successful mission incubator.  Though we do not currently have visions for a food pantry and thrift store, their Skate Church, Solid Rock Cafe, and multiple ministry partners sharing one roof certainly are right up our alley.  The light of Jesus shines in that place.  We left filled with all kinds of new ideas.  Linda

Marina Koval