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Sunday Service Update

I had a great time speaking at my mom’s church this morning. It’s kind of amazing to me and must be to her to remember how nearly 50 years ago (man, I’m old, eh Nancy?) she started praying for me. Years later, of course, God called me into the ministry. Now I travel over 2000 miles after I’m sure more than 1000 stories and encourage her friends.

God has ways of bringing things together — His plan — but, we all gotta listen and stay obedient to His leading!

Ginger shared her song, “Let it Rain” during the service.

Thanks to Russ and Tanya Sturm for the love you have for Central Assembly. YOU ARE A BLESSING TO GINGER AND ME!

Funny Grandmother and Saturday Review

My Grandma Ruth is hilarious. She’s 91 and aging, that’s for sure… but I could listen to her for a long time. She had Ginger really laughing by saying such random stuff.

Saturday we arrived just fine, drove from Chicago to Rockford. We had lunch with my brother, Steve, and one of his three sons, Michael, who is in 7th grade. Steve was driving through town and we’ll see him again on his return trip on Monday.

Right now is Sunday morning and in a couple of hours Ginger and I will be ministering at my mom’s church. Pray for us (if you read this in time) that the Lord will allow his servants to be instruments of His choosing.

Headed to Chi-Town

chicago-at-nightI grew up about 90 miles from Chicago, Illinois. At about midnight, Friday, May 16, 2008 we fly out of San Francisco on a 10-day trip back home. Some pretty exciting things are coming together that you could sure pray about for our trip there.

1. Ginger and I will be guest speakers at my mom’s church on Sunday morning. I am bringing a powerful message from the “Lost” series we did at Central Assembly last year. Remember it? It had the video of me talking about “The Taste Test” and filling all those cups up and talking about Solomon? Ginger is planning on ministering the song she wrote called, “Let it Rain” as well.

2. I am going to visit a tree I planted at my elementary school — Maple School. When I think of me being a 3rd grader and 8 years-old — well it makes ME FEEL pretty old indeed. But there was a legacy left there for now two generations!

3. We plan on visiting my Grandpa and Grandma Hohm’s grave in Sycamore, Illinois. I remember every Memorial Day we would go there until I was probably 14 or 15 years old. One time this 1-hour trip took like 6 hours because our Toyota Crown Station Wagon’s carborator’s needle-valve kept sticking open and flooding the engine with gas. That gas back then? Probably 45 cents per gallon. NOW I AM REALLY FEELING OLD!

More to come … just bookmark this page or check in to http://chicago.revtim.com at any time for updates!