Last Tuesday, Dan expected to spend time signing the Milwaukee Declaration. But there was a last minute move to add ambiguity to the language in order to allow some churches, which openly condone homosexual relationships, to be identified as married within the church. Dan and other pastors objected to the redefinition of marriage, while also expressing our need to reach out and minister to those trapped in sin, whether homosexual behavior, greed, or any other sin. The Milwaukee Declaration is not yet signed. Please pray for the council of pastors, that they remain both compassionate and Biblical.
Dan and Sherry participated in the monthly BASICS (Brothers And Sisters In Christ Serving) team meeting last Thursday. BASICS in Milwaukee is a powerful alliance of evangelical Christians working to evangelize and care for Milwaukee, and is assisting in the Friend of Sinners church plant. During the meeting there was much discussion about the turn of events in the Milwaukee Declaration meeting, some of which was recorded here (VIDEO). The team also discussed man successful ministries currently active in Milwaukee, including those who minister in the midst of suffering.
H.O.P.E. Fest: State Park Fairgrounds was the location of H.O.P.E. Fest, 72 hours of continuous prayer for Milwaukee Revival and the spread of the gospel. The event was sponsored byThe Captive Project, one of the ministries assisting in the planting ofFriend of Sinners Church. Dan was honored to preside over the second 24 hour period of prayer. The experience of praying for 24 hours was instructive and filled with joy. "I worried it would be a burden, emotionally and physically" said Dan, "But it was neither. It was a time of joy."
43rd PCA General Assembly: Sherry and Eliya help set up the WI Presbyterybooth for the exhibition hall at the PCA's General Assembly in Chattanooga. The WI Presbytery consists of 7 churches planting 4 more. It's quite an undertaking! This booth was designed to bring visibility to the other Presbyteries of the PCA so that we can inspire more prayer and financial support. It was more successful than we hoped, as many friends old and new signed up for this prayer letter, and we discussed financial support with many. We even raffled off three cheese hats for eager fans of WI!