Sure hope you are having a joyous Christmastime!
A family update:
- Carol and I spend the holidays with Jennie and JJ, Macie and Preston in Myrtle Beach (don’t be jealous if you are in a cold winter city … temperatures in the 50’s and down to the 30’s await us)
- Jorie and Tim, Sophia and Addison (and their dog, Louie) moved to Austin, Texas during Christmas week (Tim sent us video clips as he and Louie drove from California)
- We celebrated early with our parents and Chicago family
A ministry update:
- Planning for Orlando 2011 is increasing speed – only 3 months to go and dozens of affinity consultations (breakout groups) and main session presenters still to be indentified and invited ~ Please pray for me to lead this process with wisdom and excellence …
- A simple breakfast meeting and another conversation over hot chocolate two hours later hold great promise for collaboration ~ pray for the Lord’s continued guidance for possibilities for Loving Our Communities to Christ and Church collaboration around Chicagoland and across the nation …
- I’ve been asked to be a contributing author/blogger to a new website – The 6:4 Fellowship – Pastors Committed to Prayer and the Ministry of the Word – Launching soon for pastors to recognize the vital relationship between the ministry of the word (pounded in at seminary!) and prayer (not pounded in anywhere). I am honored to be on the team led by Pastor Jim Cymbala ~ pray I find time and critical resources for this important new site.
Blessings, as I listen to Beach-Boy-sounding, Lord-praising, “God Vibrations” … “God has given joy to the world!”
Hot off the Press! New MAC Ministry Report Available
Read about some of the work that God is doing through the Mission America Coalition and its partners in the new 2010 Ministry Report. Download PDF