Over the last year, Dan has had the privilege of going to Birmingham, AL for a very special time of instruction, encouragement and fellowship with eight other Church Planters from around North America. These men have become good friends and trusted confidants. Thank you for praying, as Dan has been able to build strong, supportive friendships in this group of Great Commission warriors for church planting!
Picnics in the Park are turning out to be a wonderful experience. The Lord has brought many people to be fed and to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some folks just come to eat the food. Typically they comment about how nice it is for us to be there.
Others come to eat and their hearts are ready to hear. They stood and talked while eating. Eventually some sat down and stayed for an hour or more. We were able to listen to their stories and share the love of Christ and His grace with them. We prayed with some regarding their families, their struggles, drug addictions, jobs, and for the unity of all believers.
Some folks are very receptive, and some even gave us their contact information. We praise God for all the adults, children, moms, dads, grandmas, and babies that we have met so far and we are praying that the Holy Spirit will draw them back next Saturday.