So the summer in 3rd grade, stayed with my Uncle Henry on Hardesty St in Honolulu. Kaimuki Evangelical Church pastor lived next door. Invited to church. Mr. Robert Tom, kindly and dedicated older gentleman taught Sunday School…Remember distinctly in quonset hut–from WWII, with a bare light bulb dropped from ceiling and the story of Moses WANDERING around in the Wilderness after crossing Red Sea…Did he do something WRONG? Why were they disobedient?
Learned about faithfulness and caring and love of Christ through his actions….
Pastor Eric’s message yesterday takeway on who/what is worthy of worship….EAR, effort, affection, respect….God doesn’t need the sacrifices of doing but our hearts belonging to Him and reflecting and resting in Him…
Sandakan, North Borneo At the age of 6. Mom took me to a missionary lady’s house over the water in Sandakan North Borneo I remember: walking to her house on a narrow footbridge over the water looking through the floor slats in her “living room” at the water below flowing back and forth story of Zaccheus and Jesus….Come on down! Takeaways , maybe this was the start of the Holy Spirit beginning a work in me and for His service and Glory…Come on Down!
Reading/studying I Peter 1 for get together with Steve
After a GREAT day at church on Sunday with Pastor Brian speaking from Psalms 63,,,,Desert Devotion….which I am re-titling Deserted in the Desert….The goodness and faithfulness of God…What incredible examples Brian drew of the immediate challenges that the Lord has put in his personal life and his dealing with them on a continuing basis.
On Monday, received an email from Jay in Chicago…It was humbling as he referred to our times when I was a high schooler and he was in elementary school and me trying to “minister” at CCUC without any formal training just getting together and showing interest and care.and SPENDING TIME including fumbling through David C. Cook’s lessons in the Word !!!…
This really caused me to reflect back over the goodness and faithfulness and MOST of all GRACE of God in my life….so decided to share a bit on this blog….
My takeaway from these years of ministry is that young folks-especially those in their formative years….elementary and jr, high- will remember a smidgen of what you said or taught from the Word, but looked at your life of attitude, faithfulness, dedication and commitment to THEM driven by the love of the Lord for them. Many a time never even thought about it, but yearned to see how the younger folks grew in the Lord and tried to walk by their side..
Reread Proverbs 3….