Well things have been moving so fast the past few days!
I had an incredible opportunity to be a part of an HPC staff meeting today! After some great worship with over 100 staff members, Pastor Dino gave us a good word and then brought some of the more experienced members of the church on stage for a candid look at ministry. There were over 150 years of ministry experience on the stage, not counting Pastor Dino!
It was amazing to see how sincere their hearts were and how much love and experience they had to share with all of us. Dave Olerking, the founder of Children's Cup, is one of the most sincere people I have ever met. It is amazing to have access to these incredible missionaries! To hear some of their stories and see the compassion on their faces for the lost was such a blessing! I can't believe this is only the 3rd day of Elevate. I have already learned so much.
More than anything, I want to be a sponge and soak up everything I can. I want to get everything possible out of this journey! Please pray that I have a soft heart and I will humble myself and learn from these amazing people God is bringing me in contact with. I want to be stretched and molded into someone who looks like Jesus. When I get squeezed into a situation or pulled and stretched and tested in this world I want Jesus to shine through, not anger or frustration or hurtful words.
If I learned anything today, it is that I have so much to look forward to! God is going to be working on me and through me for the rest of my life and I am so excited!
I love this church! And I love Jesus! (Just in case you didn't know)