COMMUNITY GROUNDS COFFEE SHOP is the location of the multicultural urban church in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Heights A/G pastored by Dan and Terri Thompson. Many years ago, Cyndie was a part of this church when it was People’s Church in Minneapolis. Some of the members from that era were there on Sunday morning when we ministered and shared our heart and missions ministry. The church has “re-invented” itself and is successfully reaching out to a multicultural & multiethnic community in a very effective way. We sincerely felt the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit in the house and the genuine love of the members of the congregation and especially felt a kindred spirit with pastor Dan and his beautiful wife Terri. Terri had actually met my twin brother Doug when he was a missionary in Paris, France. A classmate of Cyndie’s from Coon Rapids High School (1966) came to visit us there. We were delighted that the Piper family, Crystal and Marin and their two precious girls made the effort to travel all the way from Burnside, MN (south Minneapolis) in order to visit us the church. Marin & Crystal were a part of the church where we served as elders and mentors to the pastors in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Iglesia Evangélica El Hogar Cristiano. What a flood of precious memories. I especially appreciate brother Dan ever since I met him several years ago when he was teaching a great series on Church History in the Fridley A/G church, Emmanuel Christian Center. Pastor Thompson also serves as a professor at North Central University (A/G) in Minneapolis. The church supported us for many years. Thanks you Pastor Dan and Terri!