Carey 6:13 a.m.
We are almost half way through Heart Break this week. How is it going for you? Nice to see a few posts on the blog and to get feedback through email and conversation.
We have heard of people fasting food, caffeine, pop, desserts, facebook, e-bay (yup), make-up, Tim Horton’s and much more. And it’s been so great to pray with people. It’s been so great to do this together with my wife too. I continue to be amazed by her devotion to Jesus and to the work God has called us to. She’s so fantastic (had to say that).
The overwhelming sense I’m getting so far is that we have barely scratched the surface of impacting our communities. When we see the potential and we understand how small our impact has been. We have records of just over 1300 people who have come to Connexus in our first nine months, and there are maybe 1000 who regularly call Connexus home. And that’s out of 200,000 people who don’t go to church. God surely has a heart for more.
I’m leaving in a few minutes for the Emmanuel Baptist Church parking lot to pray for the churches of Barrie and Rich will be gathering at First Baptist Orillia to pray for the churches of Orillia. It’s going to take all of us to reach this region!
Carey 12: 56 p.m.
It’s great to hear some of the stories/perspectives coming into the blog. Thank you! And thanks to those of you who keep getting up early to pray…and for those of you who are praying in different cities. Got an email today from someone who tracks with us online who is praying for Toronto. Great!
As I move into day four, I am thinking more and more about how my personal sin and lack of faith impacts what God wants to do. I’m asking God to bring to mind things I need to deal with, confess, or learn from.
Where does Day 4 mid-day leave you in all this? I know from personal conversations (and the posts so far) that some of you are beginning to have deep experiences in this.