I received an invitation to present our ministry at a Great Commission Conference in Northern California last week as well. After preaching at Gospel Light on Sunday, I went to the airport on Monday morning to catch a flight to San Francisco. Unfortunately, my plane was delayed for over two hours, and instead of getting there in plenty of time I had to rush to make it to the meeting. The meeting was an hour and a half from San Francisco, and I barely beat rush hour traffic, but I made it to the meeting with an hour to spare. It was a crazy day, but the meeting was great! It encouraged my heart to hear preaching on the Great Commission and I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new pastors. I was given a few minutes to present our ministry to the pastors on Tuesday morning and it looks like we will get at least one more supporting church and a couple other meetings. Overall it was a profitable trip.
On Wednesday I had to rush back to the airport to catch a flight back to Southern California. After a short fight with traffic, I was able to make it to the airport and the flight left on time. I was scheduled to preach again for Pastor Avila on Wednesday night, so I worked on my sermon on the plane. How thankful I was to see my wonderful wife and kids at the airport! Though it was only two days apart, I missed them a great deal. At home I put a few finishing touches on the sermon, and then off to preach again 6:30. I preached on Lessons for Growth from the Life of Joseph. I felt like I had liberty to preach and enjoyed preaching the message, and afterward we had a great potluck. As I settled down in my bed Wednesday night, I was glad to relax after a couple exhausting days, but thankful what God had done in my heart through the preaching of His Word.