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!
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.