Thursday: I’m leaving early this morning for a church in Asia. I’ll be with them for their 5-year anniversary as a church. The church is comprised mostly of young adults, I’m told. And I was told that I am the first outside speaker they are bringing in as a guest. So this is special for all of us! I think they may run around 250 in attendance, give or take. The invitation came because the pastor was at a workshop that I did once in Hong Kong a few years back. Apparently they do all their services in both English and Chinese. I think the pastor preaches in English and uses an interpreter.
The schedule of meetings is:
Saturday morning worship team meeting
Sunday morning/afternoon (2 services)
Friday night’s service went well. I basically just talked through my story, and told stories. It seemed to be especially fitting for certain ones in the room. It was a good start, and a good way to keep me awake in the new time zone. By the time I got to bed at 11:30, I hit the bed hard and had an excellent sleep, thank the Lord.
Saturday 2:00 pm: I’m just back from a morning worship workshop at the church (which was very graced of the Lord, the attendance was stronger than anticipated), and from an amazing lunch. The cuisine was simply amazing. You choose one main dish, and then everything else that is served is their choice. By the time it was done, the meal had included lamb, chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and fish, as well as various vegetables, mushrooms, etc. The dessert croissant was delightful, I asked my host to ask them what the stuffing was, cuz it tasted to me like rose, and sure enough, it was a rose filling. Fabulous.
Saturday 11:30 p.m. I’m just now back from tonight’s meeting. I spoke on the secret place, and at the close it seemed like everyone wanted to receive laying on of hands ministry. The worship team continued long after everyone had been prayed for. I love their commitment to staying and soaking in the presence of the Lord.
Sunday 9:30 pm: I’m back to my room after a very full day. The 9:30 service was great, and went till noon. Then they took an hour break for lunch. Most of the people ate at the church, and many of them stayed over into the second service, which started up at 1:00 p.m. That service went a little past 4:00. In first service I spoke of God writing a story with our lives, in second service I spoke on an eye covenant. We had precious ministry afterwards, and a great time of just basking in the Lord’s presence. Then they took me out for supper tonight, and a good sized group joined together, 13 of us in all. Once again the meal was spectacular. The fellowship was sweet, these are premium quality young people. Hanging out with kids in their 30s gives me the illusion that I’m still 35, ha.