Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Speaking Up in Illinois!!
All I can say is "Wow, I was blessed by the folks in Illinois this past weekend!! "
I flew in Friday night and was blessed by a group of women from Journey Family Fellowship
in Bloomington, IL. We had a wonderful time together just sharing that evening, and then they blessed me by praying over me and my ministry. The next morning I spoke at their Women's Retreat, getting them all excited to serve in their local community as well as internationally through missions and adoption. Here I am below with Nancy. Her husband, Jason, is the Pastor at Journey Family Fellowship. This church served me, blessed me, prayed for me. They have a true heart for the Lord and the orphan, as do many families within their church who have adopted. Nancy and her husband have adopted from China and are in the process of another international adoption. They have three biological children as well. If you live in the Bloomington area, check out Journey Family Fellowship. You will be blessed! Thank you Nancy, Jason, Lisa and girls, and the list could go on, for blessing me during my time with all of you this past weekend.
I then moved on to Morton, IL Saturday evening to Cornerstone Baptist Church, where they are kicking off their Called 2 Care Orphan Ministry at their Light the Fire event. Again, I was totally blessed by this church and the beautiful families that serve within it. They did a great job of spreading the word and had many families come out from around the community who feel called to help the orphan. Everything was done with excellence and their love for God, Family, and the Orphan impacted me greatly. Pastor Steve Hauter is the father of Rachel, who traveled to Ethiopia with us in July and she will be returning again this next July.
Cornerstone Baptist Church and you will be blessed. Here is the group in charge of putting on this great event.
Here is a video with some pics from the event. Silence my music on right sidebar to watch or CLICK HERE to go to direct link. Thanks, Cornerstone, for blessing me on my visit to your church.