It has been a while since I posted a trip update, but I was compelled to give a little summary of our life-changing time in Elizabeth City, NC. This was the first time we have been to an Evangelical Methodist Church, and our connection came through their pastor, Dr. Bill Ury. While I had heard of him for many years, Bill and I became acquainted a couple of years ago while working together at Camp Sychar Holiness Campmeeting in Mt. Vernon, OH. The Lord Jesus developed an instant bond between us that has continued over the course of these two years in mutual support and encouragement. We were thrilled to get to come to ECEMC to present the Word, but, in honesty, even more for the time of relationship with Bill and his wonderful wife, Diane.
Most or all would have had no idea that my throat had been sore for the entire previous week and I was a bit concerned about how it would hold up for the revival services. But Jesus sustained and provided in an amazing and powerful way. By the final service on the final night, we had the largest attendance and the overflow of His presence was clear enough for all to see. The response was like nothing we had seen the entire week, with people coming to the altar to pray. There was a most definite sense of revival in this body, for which we were so grateful.
I am thankful for men of God who love Jesus in such a way that their lives are just a manifestation of Him. I am deeply grateful for not only the effect of this on my life, but also for the effect on my son and family. God’s blessings continue to surprise and overwhelm in ways we could never imagine, as we continue,
Running together in Christ,
Evangelist, Teacher, Writer,
Husband, and Father