I am embarking on an exciting 17 day mission trip (July 9-25). I will be with 100 young adults at Transform, OM
‘s training conference outside Barcelona, Spain, kicking off summer outreaches in the Mediterranean region.
I will then be on a team of four visiting and reaching out with teams and churches in Spain, Portugal and France using One Wish materials in the national languages.
Value your prayers for many open hearts this summer on this 2000 mile road trip.
Hundreds going out today to serve with practical projects the community in Kokomo, Indiana and share God’s one wish to have a friendship with them.
Noah at 11 months is my youngest One Wisher.
Four young people each share one of the four pictures on their wristband.
I did a One Wish weekend with Ebenezer Baptist Church in Scarborough, England. Last Saturday morning I held a workshop and outreach for sixteen people. Sunday morning I gave a One Wish equipping message to the eighty folk gathered. Ten people trusted in Christ that weekend.
I met Mark as I was coming back into the church after the time of One Wish outreach. Sharp looking, in his mid-thirties, he said he was new to the area. Mark said he was not religious. I said I was not either. I gave him a One Wish leaflet. He glanced at it and said he liked it. I invited him to come Sunday morning to our service where I was speaking. He said he would come. Sunday morning he was there. I showed everyone the One Wish approach and Mark gave his life to the Lord.
He said he would come back in the evening. And he came back. I challenged people to pair up and take the 21 day challenge together. Each were to grow in their own friendship using the 21 Day “Growing in Friendship” booklet. Each would also connect with people during the 21 days and seek to each lead one person to begin a friendship with God and help them grow with a second “Growing in Friendship” booklet. Two of the twenty that stood to take the challenge were Mark and an elder of the church. They decided that evening to do the 21 day One Wish challenge together.
172 kids choosing to show up. One simple message. So if you thought you heard a choir singing this morning, that was the angels rejoicing over the 30+ decisions that were made. God is good.
Rainy, cold and strong winds kept us from going out this morning on outreach during our weekend of ministry in Booneville, Arkansas.
But God brought Freda to our door. After giving her some soup and a sandwich, it was a joy to watch my OM colleague, Dick Griffin, lead her to the Lord.
Out and about with my team in Santa Marta, Columbia this morning. People began reading our ‘Un Deseo’ (One Wish) leaflet in Spanish as soon as they received it. Except one man.