It has been a great day – early morning writing and working on some projects. The morning was bright and crisp and somewhat cool. Really nice. It was quiet and so I had some time to think between 6:00a and 7:30a. Then we hit the floor running…
Service in Butler – we arrived at 8:00a and did what was needed to move into God’s presence at 10:00a. The presence of God was tangible – it almost always is here at The River of Life, Butler, Ohio. Preaching was great – the people are really hungry for solid food and come with their hearts open and ready to receive. It was a powerful morning and God was honoured and glorified. The local church holds an annual picnic. As they are still clearing the new parcel of land that they have purchased next to their current parking lot – they held the picnic at a local home where there was several acres of land to hold everyone and a massive tent that had been erected Saturday for today’s time of fellowship. Great time.
Then a rush back to where I was staying to change for the evening service in the city of Mt. Vernon at Overcomers’ Christian Church. This is a church I was introduced to last Sunday and have worked with all week. I have met with the leaders, the pastor and his wife (several times), the new assistant pastor and then him and his wife (he will soon be taking over the reigns as senior leader of the church), the pastor’s family of 7 grown children who will be leading the transition of this local church as it moves into its future. They have asked me to be involved as an apostle and to help them make this major transition. Monday instead of the morning off before heading to the airport I will spend the morning with Jamie and Ruth who are on part-time staff and will be moving into senior leadership as the transition takes place. I am now one of Jamie’s mentors and have taken the opportunity several times this week to spend time with him and with his family to come to know him. I am excited for this opportunity to guide a local church through a major transition and into it’s future.
Please pray about all the work that The Lord has and is opening up for me to do here in Ohio. I want to do only God’s will – nothing more and nothing less. Thanks for being a vital part of this ministry.