Sunday, June 03, 2007

2007 Pastors' Conference - Outward Bound

...and by "outward bound," I of course mean, "stuck in Grand Rapids."

One of the joys of modern travel is flight delays - and the domino affect thereof, which includes flight cancellations. I think I stood in line at the ticket counter when my flight out to O'Hare was canceled, in order to get another flight (which might still get canceled) about three times a s long as the flight to Chicago lasts to begin with.

::sigh::

However, I got to meet some interesting people in line - including Art, Jr., who's flying out to New Jersey to be with his 80+ year-old father who's very ill. He didn't have a phone to make a flight change, so I lent him mine, and thereby got to know him a bit. I told him that I'd remember to pray for his pop, Art, Sr., so I'm posting this both to remind me later to follow up on that promise, and to ask all my readers (you know... both of you...) to pray for Art, too.

This has got to be an awesome conference that God's got planned, here; lots of spiritual warfare and plain old obstacles leading up to this, here... I'm tired, exhausted, and otherwise worn out already, and I haven't even left Michigan yet; but I'm also excited to see what the Lord's going to do.

3 comments:

Shane said...

The Gates of Hades was released when we prepared for that conference every year. I worked 5 straight conferences from sun up to sun down. Give the staff there a kind thank you--they have worked really hard preparing for your arrival.

Also, let me know if they decide to post the messages. Last year they didn't. That was a bummer.

mike macon said...

Oh, we always give the staff a hearty "thank you." They definitely put on a great conference each year.

I'm sitting in the coffee shop right now with Bill Woolley from up in the UP there, eh? and just plunking out this response over some California Java...

Shane said...

Yes, the Overflowing Cup Coffee House is quite cool. Drank many a bean in there.

I'm doing something similar, at the moment, preparing for hundreds of campers at our camp.

It's kind of ironic. I left the Conference Center, only to be a director at a Youth Camp. Now, I get to be crazy busy for an entire summer--as opposed to a few big conferences a year. We made it through the rush of registration, now we get to see the harvest! Praise the Lord!

Have a good time at the conference!