Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Morning Musings ...

Yesterday was a very enjoyable and positive day. We had some special guests. A young couple who used to serve on staff with me at another church were with us for the day. They are planting a new church a couple of hours from us and I asked them to come and share with our church. He preached in the morning service, his wife sang a special song and they answered a lot of question in the evening. They did a great job of ministering to us and informing our church about their new ministry. His message was about hope and the need so many people have to know that there is hope available. The area in which they are planting the new church has a very small percentage of Christians and many families that are at, or near, the poverty level.

They have already gathered a group of about 50 people who have committed to being a part of this new church and the official launch is not until October. They are already serving their community doing service projects in the community. Many of our people had really never thought much about Church Planting and seemed very interested and excited about the possibilities.

I pray that many of our people will become prayer partner, that some will be able to become financial partners and maybe some will feel called to go and become a part of this new church. By the way, this new church is from a sister denomination, not our own denomination. I love being a part of kingdom work.

It was great to be able to spend some time with this great couple. To talk, to laugh and pick on each other. You see he is also in the fantasy baseball league in which I play. Unfortunately he is in first place in our league at the moment. (Unfortunate for me.)

Their little girl, age 3, was a delight to have around and to get to know better. I am really hoping she did what I talked to her about before they left last evening. I encouraged her to make sure her Daddy stayed awake on the trip home and that to make sure she should shout "Daddy stay awake" loudly and often on the way home. Don't feel sorry for him, he deserves this and much more.

It was a very good day, one that I thoroughly enjoyed and one that I believe will have lasting impact in our church and this soon to be new church.


At 12:43 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Oh yes, he does deserve it...especially after his latest attempt to fleece me in a trade.... :^)

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

You are correct when you say that your church-planting pastor friend deserves a lot more than his little girl shouting at him. We had planned our own payback for years, but now don't have the heart to corrupt that sweet little girl! Maybe the next one will be a boy. We won't feel guilty corrupting him!


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