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Frankie and I were called to plant a church in Las Vegas in 1995. We said NO, but for very different reasons. Basically we weren’t ready. They called us again in 1997 and we moved out here in 1998. As I studied in preparation since I didn’t have any sermons to prepare. I studied my favorite character in the Bible: Joshua, and I came across this passage. It stuck out at me in bold print. Over the years I have had to remind me that God will open Las Vegas to us “LITTLE BY LITTLE” until we, as a church, are ready to handle it. I wanted a THOUSAND people in the first year but God knew we couldn’t handle it. I wanted to plant 20 new churches here but God knew Vegas wasn’t ready. “LITTLE BY LITTLE” he is opening up the land for us.