Update posted 09.03.2011
It's Saturday, the day to kick back and relax after a busy week, right? For me, not exactly. Saturdays have become the busiest day of the week for me, and today is no exception - I left the house at 7 this morning, and will get back around 10 pm. The main reason for this is that the computer lab is only useful to students if they have time available to go, and the best day for that is Saturday when they aren't at school. Lately I've been pleased to watch the students adapt to a good studying environment and working quietly on their research and projects. At night, though, after the lab closes at 6, I go over to our Saturday night worship service at HFTN. Tonight will be particularly interesting since it is my turn to preach again. I'm by no means a pastor or someone who would consider preaching to be among their gifts, but I do like how our church is set up to encourage us to step out of the routine we feel safe in and be a part of sharing God's Word. It teaches us to rely on the Holy Spirit in a way that using the talents He's given us wouldn't. Whether at Bible studies, our morning devotions at HFTN, or our small church, I've found that while the intention is to help other people grow, sharing the Word is necessary for us to grow in Christ and not something to shy away from.
Note: I've written a new support letter that outlines our ministry, and need to get it into people's hands, so if you can think of someone you'd be willing to give it to, it would be quite a help to us. The letter can be downloaded here