Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Processing...


When I was a youth pastor, I went on a lot of mission trips. At the end of each trip, I would always schedule a "wasted day" of debriefing. I am not sure there was ever a year when someone didn't contest this idea of debriefing when we could be doing ministry. But in all my years of doing ministry trips, there was one year that I didn't really schedule debriefing time and it really shortchanged the trip, the processing of lessons learned and it wasn't a good finish. I learned my lesson and debriefing became a priority.

Now that we are home, we are doing a lot of debriefing. We are spending a week at a beach house and something about water makes processing so easy:) Our processing is taking a variety of forms, through preparing messages, preaching, journaling, talking with friends and family and walks with my wife. I thought I would use the blog over the next few weeks to process the lessons and hopefully, these memories and lessons will be a blessing to encourage you in living like Africa and other third world countries exist...

To kick it off, I thought I would include a link to my message at Crossroads Bible Church. It is a first person look at the lessons of what God taught me. I think the microphone was having issues that night, so you'll have to bear with a less than perfect audio... Click here for the link!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! For keeping the perspective! For bringing to our American minds the reality that most of the world is facing! For challenging all of us to open our hearts to our part in God's plan!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! For keeping the perspective! For bringing to our American minds the reality that most of the world is facing! For challenging all of us to open our hearts to our part in God's plan!

Anonymous said...

Processing.....you have given me much to process. Thanks for sharing your heart! Thanks for challenging us to live THE WORD!
Have a blessed "down" time.

Anonymous said...

Processing.....you have given me much to process. Thanks for sharing your heart! Thanks for challenging us to live THE WORD!
Have a blessed "down" time.