Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Alright! Here's a quick update.

It's been a somewhat crazy two weeks - obviously I returned from the camping trip - everything went well, I had a great time of discipleship with some of the guys - even had the privilege of explaining TULIP to one of the students - at his request.

Upon returning, the church was in the middle of our "On Mission Celebration" - what a blessing to meet and share with several missionaries and hear what God is doing around the world. We had the chance of sharing a meal with a couple from Southern Africa who had been in their country since 1978 and another meal with a lady from Canada, we also had a brief conversation with a couple from West Africa. All of these missionaries were excited to hear that young pastors and staff members were following the events of the IMB and seemed somewhat refreshed to know they had people willing to defend them if/when necessary.

Thursday - we observed the Passover with the Youth by preparing a traditional meal and explaining each of the elements to them.

Friday - we observed Good Friday with the church in a special service and communion.

Saturday - we observed the Sabbath and rested.

Sunday - we celebrated Easter with a Sunrise service, church wide breakfast, musical, and preaching. We then ate lunch with our pastor's family and finally had a cookout with some friends for supper.

Monday - Christie went to Florida and will be back today.

It's been a good week. We have lots more to share regarding the missionaries we shared with and will be updating later this week.

Soli Deo Gloria
posted by Rick