Saturday: Thanksgiving greetings to everybody! We’ve had a marvelous week with family and friends, celebrating the goodness of God. Today my in-laws return to Williamsport, and Joel and his family hit the road for CO Springs. And I’m zipping down to Shreveport.
This will be my first time to the Healing Place, thpshreveport.com. I don’t believe I’ve met the pastor, and I’m guessing the contact came through his interest in my writings and online stuff. This is a young congregation with a young pastor, and I’m very much looking forward to being with them. We’re scheduled for Sunday morning only ministry.
Sunday afternoon: Greetings from my plane, I’m heading for Atlanta and then KC. Shreveport’s history includes this, it’s the birthplace of Gordon’s Lindsay’s “Voice of Healing” magazine. This city had a strong share in the healing revival of the 40s and 50s. The saints at The Healing Place are seeking to dig up those wells of revival—let’s join them in praying and believing for that. I asked my host whether he had any insight into what might have triggered that revival, and he mentioned the Great Depression. That connection was very interesting to me, I’ve never before seen a connection between those two events. So now I have something to ponder.
I have a good report to share on this morning’s service. Great worship atmosphere, strong grace upon the message. While not many came forward to express a response, it seemed that everyone was edified by the word. Afterwards I enjoyed some boudin at a local restaurant—something I can find only in these parts.