Sunday - For breakfast this morning, Sean made chocolate-chip pancakes and bacon. I don't think there exists a breakfast better than that. My parents drove us to my home church in Stratford for a surprise visit. It was really great to see everyone there again.
After lunch at my parents' house, we headed back to Redeemer for the Celebration service. The praise team was good and I really liked the message. Ending poverty isn't something we can do ourselves. Using the story of the feeding of the five thousand as an illustration he pointed out that we just need to focus on helping those in front of us, and it's God who will multiply our efforts.
After the service we had dinner provided by local churches. Each church essentially provided a bagged lunch and it was a surprise what was in it. It was kind of fun discovering what was in the bag and trading items with other people.
I also loved the message. It was great how he "humanized" the mission: it's not about solving a problem ("ending poverty") but about helping people who live in poverty. I loved when he said something to the effect of 'I see the faces of poverty - these are real people in real (and terrible) life situations'ReplyDelete
And the worship was amazing! Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective Experiment has got to be my (current) all-time favourite contemporary hymn.
Have fun these next two weeks! Keep up the great work - you're making all of us really proud! :)
And thanks for giving me a reason to justify to my wife the need to make both chocolate chip pancakes AND bacon for breakfast. :) :) :)ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure we consumed over 1000 calories in one sitting, but it was totally worth it!
Thanks again for a great breakfast!Delete