I believe today and tomorrow will be a landmark day in the life of my wife and the other two ladies who are heading to Mauldin for the annual SCCOG Women’s Retreat. Matter of fact, as their Pastor I have a specific prayer I am praying for them this weekend.
First, that they would connect with God in a way like never before. I believe the speakers have a word from the the Lord and this will be an encounter like never before for each woman attending.
Second, that God would use this time for them to connect with each other in a way like never before. Each woman has their own set of worries and struggles. Time away like this has a way to encourage and empower one another in their walk with Christ.
Third, that God would use this time for each of these women to connect with the will that God has for each of their lives. Along with being wives, mothers, employers, employees, etc, sometimes Gods will can have a way of being silenced with all the noise. I believe that this time will prove to be enlightening in regards to the will and desire God has for each of them in all areas of their life.
Yesterday was a great first as a Pastor. We were blessed to host Richard and Elizabeth Murphy, Missionaries to Ecuador. The Murphy’s are definitely no strangers to St George Church of God, St George SC. The church has been supporting their ministry long before I settled in as Pastor in March. However, this was my first time getting to meet them personally. They not only poured into my life but also the Church. They love people and it shows through preaching, interaction with the congregation, and genuine care. The Murphy’s are doing a great work and I would recommend if you are looking for a ministry to support consider donating to their work by clicking HERE. I am proud to say that we are having an impact in Ecuador by supporting the ministry of Richard and Elizabeth Murphy
Hanging out this morning getting ready to head on to Greenville actually Mauldin to be exact. Looking forward to Campmeeting for the rest of the week. I think the last time we went was in 2004. So needless to say it’s been a while. Campmeeting is our denominations state get together, so to speak. We will have nightly services till Friday, and also a few morning study/services throughout the week. As we get ready to finish up visiting in Columbia this morning I couldn’t help but think of some former campmeeting memories that I have. My Grandfather would go up every year and most times as a kid we would go up with him. What an awesome week we would have with family and friends enjoying part of our summer vacation in Greenville. Not to mention that is the place I received some of my first bookings to speak when I started preaching. It proves to be a great place to connect with other members/churches from within our denomination, and also to meet new people. I am interested to see how things have changed over the past couple of years and to see what sort of things have stayed the same. I will post updates and highlights throughout the week, MAYBE, either here on the blog or either by picture over at my Photo Blog.
Maybe you have some fond memories of family vacations or even Denominational or Church meetings, share them?