My granddaughters and I just spent a long weekend studying poverty and immigration issues at my church’s School of Christian Mission. It was a profound time in many ways. The subjects were such that we left with as many questions as we came with. The diversity of solutions was amazing and the persistence of some who had worked their lifetimes with these issues was quite convicting. I could say a lot about all of that, but I want my thank yous to be of a more personal nature for they are what were most valuable to me. I am thankful this Monday for
#713 Jessica making some friends who want to serve Jesus with their whole heart. We prayed together before the weekend started that this would happen. Thank you, Jesus! Jessica posted on Facebook this was the best weekend of her life.
#716 for childlike faith
#717 a poem by Susan that I read to one of my poverty classes that left the people teary-eyed.
#718 new friends and networks for medical supplies. The coordinator knew the equipment I had collected to send and why it was so important.
#719 sharing Caleb Voskamp’s day to day story last week as we were simultaneously studying Haiti at our Christian Mission School.
#721 a husband who keeps the “home fires” burning and for my son, Samuel, who helped get his Dad to his preaching assignments while I was gone.
#722 a new church in the Bahamas
#723 teenage boys who unloaded tons of potatoes for a local mission.
#724 home and rest after a HUGE time of blessing.
With the Multitudes this Monday,