Monday, October 13, 2008

What a Missions Sunday!

I am SO proud of our church! The missions' committee had set a goal of $30,000 for our Mission Sunday. This would be used in addition to the $50,000 that is in our budget for missions. I have to admit: I was thinking with the recent financial crisis that we might not meet our goal. But these faithful people proved me wrong. Not only did they meet the goal -- they far exceeded it! $54,000! When it was announced, I began to cry. Talk about priorities and sacrifice! God be praised!
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Today I am doing what I said I would not do. I am going to the State Fair on a holiday when most of the Dallas area schools are out. Why, you ask? Because my three local girls want me to go. It's hard enough to tell your wife "No." But try telling your daughter -- AND GRANDDAUGHTER.

So I will spend some time in prayer for patience -- and go have a good time. My calorie limit for today is 15,000.

4 comments:

Josh Ross said...

The Decatur Church is an amazing church family. They take Jesus seriously around there.

Have fun eating all that fried stuff. Tell me how the fried coke and fried snickers taste.

Jeff said...

I hope you enjoy lots of salad and tofu at the fair.

randy in Chama said...

I think your limit should be 54,000 calories. I was in awe yesterday when I talked to Linda and learned of the missions contribution.

Donny - MarketingTwin #2 said...

Rick, I've enjoyed getting a chance to read your blog. I found you through Jeff and Josh's blogs. Kudos to you for having a blog as a preacher. In my line of work, we aren't finding that in many cases and it's a shame. I would have loved to heard my preacher's rant on T.O. growing up!! HA Blessings on your missions work!