Dan had the honor... and daunting task to preach at our home church. It is kind of akin to teaching a class to every teacher and professor you ever had in your whole life... and every aunt, grandma and high school bully all at the same time!
He has been preparing for this night for a few weeks now. I was getting sweaty palms for him...!
Our church streams on JustinTV and you can listen to the whole message here if you would like to. I highly recommend it! Dan was preceded by a true friend and mentor in the faith, Mike Ireland, who jokingingly said before service that he was Dan's opener. He really set the tone for the message amazingly well, and I am sure that was a thing of the Lord!
I dont have a camera... it was a casualty of our chaotic move in January. I did go to justinTV and take a few screen shots of the service!
Then he asked us to come to the front of the church, and made some comments that were completely unexpected. He said it was his goal and prayer that if the Lord wills, and with the help of our church, we will be ready to leave for the field at the end of the year.
That has been our prayer for months. The Lord has given Dan and I complete peace about planning for then. It is only when I thing about the reality of gaining the additional 40% support and the massive start up fund that we will need do I begin to wonder if that peace is based on reality, or my delusional dreams!
Well it seems the Lord has led my Pastor to the same conclusion, and where two or three are gathered together, there HE Is in the midst of them!!
|Mike Metzger, Pastor Grace, Mike Ireland. Heros of the Faith to us.|
Thank You, Lord, for the good gifts and perfect gifts you continually give to me. You truly are worthy!!
Next Step... TICKETS!! :)