Monday, July 13, 2009

Good Times and With New and Old Friends

I have been up in Crescent City as promised the last few days and it has been so great to reconnect with old friends and make some new friends in the process. Yesterday I had the privilege of sharing about my new ministry in Rome, at our old church, Pelican Bay Evangelical Free Church. It was so special to be able to go back to the church where I really got to cut my ministry teeth as a kid and share with them what God has been doing in my life and where I am heading with God. It was great to walk around the grounds, to visit Virgina's Grove and see the forts we used to playing after church each week. I am glad to say that the church we planted 20 years ago is not only still there it is thriving! What a joy to see what God has been doing in the lives of his people here in Crescent City!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cup of Joe

I love coffee. There is nothing like a good cappuccino to start the day off on the right foot. Maybe you too share my love for a nice hot cup of goodness, be it tea, coco or coffee, there is something about it that is soothing to the soul.

What if there is something more amazing more soul soothing than coffee? What if instead of only experiencing the joy that comes from the cup yourself you could share that joy with people? I am not talking about a coffee date with friends, I am talking about you effecting far more than your soul and the souls of those around you.

How? Oh I am so glad you asked. See I was looking at my mailing list and my Facebook friends
That's right if my friends all decided that they could forgo two fancy coffees or Jamba Juice's or the like two times a month and instead send that money in to ReachGlobal. I could be joining my team in Rome, doing the work God has invited me to do.

The fantastic thing about this is that not only would I be done raising support, and be in Rome planting churches and spreading the love of Jesus, you my friends would all be a part of the work there. You could sit with your third coffee of the month and reflect from your comfy Starbucks chair on how you are impacting another persons soul in a much more eternal way than a cup of joe no matter how good it is could ever do.

Now, of course you don't have to give up your coffee, but I know money is tight, and I just thought I would present you with a way to be involved in the live saving work in Italy for the cost of two cups of coffee a month.

To start donating your coffee cash you can click here. (Be sure to use my name and my #1671 when you make a donation.)