Tomorrow I speak at Austin’s Christian Women’s Club luncheon at noon at the Heritage at Gaines Ranch. I will be speaking on the Legacy we leave IN children.
We had a great time feeding the homeless last Saturday. Several of us are joining together in this effort. We each make a dozen sandwiches or buy some bottled water. Then those of who can, go distribute. So far the pattern is every other Saturday at 4:30 downtown. Marvin is head of the project. Feel free to contact me if you can help.
BTW, The Salvation Army reported to me that they have 54 children (with their parents) staying with them. Sometimes we think that homeless are only old men, but this is not so.
Was away last week at a ministerial conference. Great time to pull away and focus on the Lord.
The weekend before I got a chance to read the book, The Shaping of Things to Come, which some stimulating and disturbing things to say about how congregations should be arranged. Delightfully, got a chance to discuss this with colleagues at the conference. (Would be delighted to discuss this with you.)
On the way back, praying about a congregation in Austin, I heard from the Lord. I have the commission to train leadership for the millennium.
This means that I am looking for young people, who want to learn leadership, to serve Jesus through servant leadership, that impacts the wider community.
Do you see? This is not about starting another “bless me” club. This is not about feathering another inward looking nest. This is about forming a community that will actually DO SOMETHING — something that will truly, really, measurable, greatly help everyone.
And right away, service is rewarded with learning leadership. I think this is a good deal. I’m excited about the Lord’s plans in this.