I don’t take credit for anything. Apart from my God, I am nothing. This should be the concluding thoughts, but as soon as I sat, this is the only thing I could type out.
Now let me tell you about Houston.
We have had an indescribable time here. As it is coming to an end, and I reflect on the past 17 days, it is unbelievable how God is affecting every area of the nation’s fourth largest city. I am fortunate, and grateful this Easter morning that God has allowed me to be apart of this experience. It has given me a glimpse into what He envisioned His church to look like. Whether we were acting out dramas on the side of a U-HAUL that unfolded into a stage, going into Fifth Ward with Hip-Hop Hope, or visiting a 60 acre ranch that is being transformed into the nation’s first sex-trafficking rehabilitation center, there was still the same message of reconciliation. AND most crucial, these ministries are going to the people and places that are in DIRE NEED of reconciliation. That is the Church the book of Acts depicts. 2 Corinthians 5:18,19 is an explanation of my life right now, and it feels like the anthem by which the past 3, and upcoming 5 weeks will be guided by, “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” Praise God He doesn’t count our trespasses against us.
In a few hours, I will be heading to Greece, to continue with this same message. ALL must be reconciled. It is an unfortunate consequence of being born into this world. But, fortunately, “the LORD is patient towards (us), not wishing any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)” If even one, comes to repentance through our trip, then it has been well worth it.
Please, continue praying for us. It is our first line of defense.
All glory to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Happy Easter.
Until next time,