Friday, October 31, 2008

Last Night Was Fun

We went to a fundraiser.

I know that might not sound like "fun" off the cuff, but it was.

We got dressed up, left the kids with Aunt Leslie, ate a good meal, laughed and heard a great speaker.

AND, I got to meet two bloggy friends face-to-face. Girlie Girl who I only knew through her blog (but wanted to know in real life) and Abby who I knew, but barely. Abby and I sat at the same table. It felt like we had been friends a long time. I love that about blogging - the connections it breeds.

Good times.

The fundraiser was for SpreadTruth ministries. This is an organization to get excited about.

I was struck at how God gives passion to his children in different ways. I thought of three men in our area in whom God placed a desire to pursue kingdom purposes, resulting in three exciting ministries.

Lifesong for Orphans, Midwest Food Bank and SpreadTruth ministries all came about because God's children obeyed the call on their lives. God is using these ministries (and many, many others) to further the gospel in very different ways.

It is the body of Christ in action. It is EXCITING!

Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City, was the featured speaker.

I wish he would have spoken longer.

I left encouraged. Encouraged to seek God more. Encouraged to see people the way God sees them and love them the way God loves them. Encouraged to pursue the passions God has placed in my heart.

I can't do any of this on my own. But I serve a BIG God who can use me if I obey.

I really want to obey.


Alesa said...

That sounds awesome, Megan. I LOVE listening to Jim Cymbala. He seems to awaken something deep within me.

Renata said...

Wonderful post! Glad you had such a great evening out! I want to say Yes to God also!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

I would love to hear Jim Cymbala. After making the trek to his church in Brooklyn, he wasn't even there! It was a good experience anyway!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like fun! I'd love to put names with faces and voices of the blogs I read!

Anonymous said...

I had a ball too Megan! It was SO fun being with you guys. And I LOVED hearing Jim Cymbala really made me pray a lot harder to be able to see people the way Jesus sees them. We've just GOT to get together soon.

And darling Halloween pic's!

girlie girl said...

It was so great meeting you too!!! I thought the banquet went really well, and was so encouraging!