It is interesting that I am sitting in an airplane 34,000 feet above the ocean on our way to the city of Manila, Philippines and am able to be on wifi to post to my blog. We left early out of LAX this morning and will eventually get to our final destination. LONG FLIGHT! But as I peer out the window it is amazing the perspective I get being up this high of an altitude. Perspective is something often needed to readjust our direction in life. Sometimes we adhere to the old adage – We can’t see the forest for the trees! Life has the tendency to keep us pretty locked into our present surroundings and we often can’t see the bigger picture.
My wife and I, along with our dear friends Jeff & Brenda Mallory are making our way across the ocean to speak at a minister’s conference in the city of Manila. We are expecting great things and ask for your prayers as we spend a few days with some precious ministers and their wives who pastor churches all over the Manila metro area. This will be an intense few days and we need the strength and wisdom of God to bring a fresh word to our dear brothers and sisters overseas.
On my Facebook page I posted a video Jeff put together of the children of Smokey Mountain. You can view this video by going to my Facebook page or clicking on the link below. We will be spending some time ministering to the people/children of this massively populated area of Manila. I pray that God will use us to make a difference in lives we come in contact with this week. I want to say a great big thank you to The Point church for making this trip a possibility for my wife and I. I believe we will be forever changed by this experience and wish each of you could be with us. Your prayers and financial support have made this possible and only eternity will reveal the impact you have made by doing so.
Here is the video that tells a bit about one of the areas of ministry this week.