Been quite a week! Brian Hunt’s memorial on Wednesday was the largest memorial service I have ever been a part of. If you weren’t there, it is difficult to describe the size of the crowd, which included people standing outside the building in the doorways. The traffic was so bad that some people didn’t even get in. Most estimates are at over 1000 people. It is a powerful testimony to the influence of his life. His faith was expressed by many of those who shared and it was an unfortunate but unique opportunity for me to address many community leaders. I really felt that God was working deeply in the lives of those who were there. My prayers are with Cindi. They are an amazing family with great influence in this community. If Brian had realized how many people cared for him…
The National Day of Prayer meeting on Thursday was also well attended. This church has many “intercessors” and it was GOOD for us to gather for that hour and pray for our nation. They say it might be the last “official” National Day of Prayer, but I am confident the observance of the NDOP will only grow even if that decision is made.
Besides those two events, I enjoyed being with the Young Adults on Sunday, Celebrate Recovery on Monday & the Faith Center Men last night. We also had a nice visit from Heidi’s step-mom (Dee Dee)’s parents. I guess that makes them her step-grandparents. We had a nice lunch on the harbor. The weather has been beautiful this week. With so many things going on this week, I am glad Heidi is preaching this weekend! She is going to do a great job.
We have some fun things planned for Mother’s Day at Faith Center. Looking forward to the time. My own mom lives in Minnesota (Brainard) and Heidi’s mom passed away at the end of 2008 (we will be missing her). After the services we are going to drive to the SF Bay Area (Danville) for a missions meeting (on Tuesday) with the director of Foursquare Missions (Jonathan Hall) as well as several key pastors and missions leaders. Next week I also am going to an overnight men’s retreat (small group) in Willow Creek.
We have had quite a few people looking at our house so we are optimistic regarding its sale. Many are praying about this and I am thankful for their prayers.
Let’s submissively and prayerfully continue to “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3).