This weekend, truly was AMAZING! My heart was so full tonight as we gathered with what was estimated as about 5000 believers…the church of Paulding county, gathered together as ONE for an amazing worship gathering in the parking lot of Sam’s club in Hiram. It was an unbelievable, unprecedented night, just as it was an unbelievable, unprecedented weekend! WOW! Is all I can say!
I was so proud of all you Ridgers. I was proud to be your pastor as well as your partner in ministry. I was especially proud of my team who did two separate projects Saturday and Sunday. Awesome job! I was particularly proud of my own kids. They worked their tails off. Even my 6 and 8 year olds worked hard painting on Saturday and doing a variety of tasks on Sunday as we landscaped and cleaned up a local elementary school’s grounds. I was proud of how hard they all worked. I was pumped to hear the stories of other teams and what they did as they ministered in Jesus name. It was unbelievable and unprecedented! WOW!
I can’t fully express what joy it was to see the Church, BEING the Church in our community. Over 3000 people from eight different churches doing over 250 ministry projects in our community. it was off the charts amazing! over 200 Ridgers did 13 different projects this weekend that touched dozens and ultimately even hundreds of lives. Unbelievable and unprecedented! WOW!
Jesus said that if He be lifted up, HE would draw all men to Himself. That is what this whole thing was all about. Lifting up Jesus and making Him famous in this place…and seeing HIM draw this community to Himself! I pray that because of what the Church did this weekend, that the community would not see a bunch of churches, pastors or people, but that they would see Jesus…and nothing else…and would be drawn to Him. That is my prayer. I hope it is yours.