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Nathan and I have been in Texas since we touched down on friday night after one delayed flight skirting a storm over Houston.  We came for two reasons…First to meet with the Hyde Parke Baptist Church youth choir who will be traveling to Seattle in June to work with us and second to raise funds by finding partner churches who will see the importance of church planting and want to financially partner with us.

Saturday God gave us an incredible day on the lake at Fred Mcnab’s lake home, we got to ski and tube and ride around on his boat on Lake LBJ. It was beautiful! A great day of relaxation. We are sunburned.

Sunday morning took us on world wind tour of Hyde Parke…I was introduced in the first two services and prayed just before the senior pastor spoke, in-between services Nate and I spoke in three highschool sunday school classes, after which I got to call my Epic Life family on the cell phone after walking six blocks to find reception, it was so great to give them a shout out, then lunch with a bunch of people, a nap for one hour at Bonnie’s, where we will be staying the next few days, then it was off to the church and choir practice where we were introduced by thunderous cheers, we spoke briefly and then the 57 students gathered around us, layed their hands on us and prayed for us and then sang over us – how can I explain that except by comparing it to what the angels in heaven must sound like! It was amazing! 57 voices gathered tightly around us at full volume. Thank you Father!

Next up we headed to the night service where Nathan testified beautifully and I got to preach. What an honor it was for us to be on that stage, the pastor and Fred were so gracious and the audience of 600 + were so in tune.  It was such a sweet service. After the service and much hand shaking and hugging, we headed upstairs to speak with the parents of the students and then a dinner with the “sponsors,” the adults who will be traveling with the choir. That was a wonderful meal while they talked about the change in their church and how they can feel the spirit again. We answered a lot of questions about Seattle and got to encourage them.

We finally made it back to Bonnie’s home. Bonnie is a beautiful grandmother, who lost her husband five years ago and now lives in a house alone. It was so nice speaking with her last night.

I closed my eyes after chatting with my beloved in Seattle and wandered off into slumber land at 11:00 pm.

It was a good day in Texas.   

Please pray as we go out today to raise funds and awareness in other churches for Epic Life and the movement God is starting in Seattle.