Saturday, March 22, 2008

Day One: We Have Arrived

Well, we're here, all safe and accounted for. Not too many snags along the way, apart from a 45 minute delay in Phoenix. Both flights were smooth and uneventful, just like I like 'em!

Our base for this week's operations is a Knights of Columbus hall in Lakeview, just north of the area known as mid-city. It's a very nice, very quiet neighborhood. Along with our team, there are teams from two other churches here, which means more than sixty people living together for the next week.

I'm sitting outside on a quaint brick porch, enjoying the cool of the evening as I type this. The hall is buzzing with excitement and energy. Tonight, students from all three churches are mingling, laughing together, playing games, and getting to know one another. The sounds of joy echo out into the night. It's a very sweet sound.

Tomorrow, we celebrate Easter at Victory Fellowship, a large church here in town that also runs the mission we'll be working out of. Then, we'll visit the week's ministry sites to pray for God's blessing on our efforts.

More good news. Internet access is close by. This means daily updates are likely, so keep checking back here for more info, stories, and prayer requests.

And speaking of prayer requests, here are a few:

- Pray for God to go before us in everything we do this week. Pray for open doors for VBS, soup kitchen, construction, and prayer ministries.

- Pray for clear leading from the Holy Spirit as to what we should do and how we should do it.

- Pray that our students would love people boldly, as Jesus would. No more, no less.

- Pray for logistics issues including transportation, meals, chores, etc. to go smoothly.

Thanks for your support. I can't wait to see what God's going to do.

In His Service,
Pastor Gary Weston


Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Fair Oaks Team.
It is great to be able to follow your adventure online. Thank you Gary for keeping us posted. We are praying for you.
He is risen!
The Grieb Family

G-Dub said...

He is risen indeed!