Hello brothers, sisters, friends, co-laborers! Well, last Sunday was a very special day. Amy and I went to church early on Sunday in order to meet with the Pastors and Deacons; they got to hear all about our desire to reach Tanzania and they prayed over us. This was the first in a series of prayers where Amy and I really felt ‘enveloped’ by the Spirit of God. After our meeting, Amy went to rehearse for her special song that she sang during the service while I set up our ‘missionary’ table in the parlor since they held a reception for us after the service.
During the church service, the pastor brought us up on stage and told the congregation all about us, about New Tribes Mission, and about Tanzania. He also mentioned that we were raising funds for our plane tickets and challenged the congregation to give in order to cover those costs. Then they prayed for us again, and it was very, very mighty! I know that the Lord will bring to mind those special prayers in the years ahead.
Then, Amy sang her song “Let My Life Light Up” and it was really fantastic. The cool thing was most of our family didn’t know she would be singing so they were surprised and a lot of the congregation didn’t know what a spectacular voice the Lord has given her. So, if you want to see the ordination follow the link below. Our part is about 18 minutes into the service so slide the video time bar to 18 minutes and enjoy!
For the rest of the story (how did the church respond to the pastor’s challenge)…you’ll have to wait until our next blog (which will not be far behind!).