Sunday, February 28, 2010

La Gloria de la Iglesia,

Just got home from four days in Guatemala City, taking in a church convention with the El Calvario Ministerios, a ministry that the church that we attend is part of. It was a pretty powerful time. There were close to 2,000 people there on Saturday, and us Canadians had the privilege of sitting second-row-from-the-front because we were all the way from CANADA.

alright, I'll take it.

I enjoyed sitting behind all the different pastors, apostles and their wives. There's a different thing going on down here when it comes to marriages. When someone is a pastor, or apostle, or in the ministry, they are in it together with their wife. or the other way around. In spanish, there is the Pastor, and then there is the Pastora, the wife of the pastor but, you will notice, she is also entitled "Pastor." That's because they do it together.

I was really struck by the relationships of the ministers in front of us. I heard a sermon several months ago in Canada that dug into the abysmal statistics of the North American Church. If I remember the stat correctly, 60% of Americans claimed some type of Christianity, but of that 60%, 57% of them lived no differently, either morally or anything else, than the 40% who did not give lip-service to Christianity.

However...the remaining 3% were so radically different than the "Lord Lord's" and the rest of society that it was of noticeable difference: the real Goods of the Gospel. The fruit of the Spirit. The Real Deal.

That's how I felt that all of those ministers were. Of the 3%.

I'm in the 3% too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I spent the morning reviewing my S of S notes, as the group is up the volcano. A little "down time" for the host, spent basking in the glory of this glorious book! I was prepping for my quiz, which was closed book, and i thought it would consist of deep, intensive short-answer questions, but in the end it was multiple choice and only took me 17 minutes to complete for a whopping 100%! woot-woot! i must be abiding in this good word.

it's been a great week. Will miss the Niagra team terribly. Will miss the engineers terribly. perfect strangers made family, and yet still somewhat perfect strangers and yet...not. Brothers and sisters in the Lord. yes, i will miss them all.

but the Lord deemed it well for our paths to cross and for that I am thankful, even if for just a very short time.

the construction is coming along super well, the walls are coming up, the property is taking shape. The staff is excited. the teams are excited. it is just exciting.

can't wait for church tonight. El SeƱor esta moviendo.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

i'm in detroit. soon to be in guatemala.

what is there to say...I'VE BEEN WAITING MONTHS TO GO AND NOW I'M ALMOST THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

blessings blessings blessings.