Thursday: Today Marci and I are flying to Rochester NY in preparation for a weekend of ministry on the Elim campus in Lima, NY. After graduating from Elim Bible Institute 36 years ago, I’m returning to speak at this year’s graduation ceremonies.
Here’s an overview of the weekend as best I can see it:
Here’s the messages on my heart for this weekend:
Friday 11:00 pm: Marci and I are having a grand time with our Elim family. Reconnecting with old friends, making new friends. Tonight’s Baccalaureate service was graced of the Lord. At the close of the message, a bunch of the students came forward to express their wholeheartedness for the Lord. We ended up having around 15-20 minutes of response time around the altar, which was very sweet, and not typical for a college Baccalaureate. I told stories, personal stories. Ended with the baseball film. Good responses to the message.
Saturday 4:30 pm: We had an excellent Commencement Service just now. Great spirit in the midst, much hope and expectation for the future, much looking to the Lord for help and guidance, a very sweet spirit of worship. The Lord graced me to speak on Jesus’ most common teaching. It was a great honor for me to be the speaker for the class of 2017. The Lord is good!