Debbie and I had the privilege to attend Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We got to hang out with the Children’s Pastor, Pastor George. The picture to the right is where they have their large group session for K-5th grades. Debbie and I got to sit in their large group session before the kids went to their small group rooms. It’s very high energy and fun, a lot like KidzWorld.
We also attended Calvary worship service and it was fantastic! It reminded me of NewSpring, making connections with people from every walk of life. Bob Coy is the senior pastor and did a wonderful job with the topic of anger. At the end of the service he gave an invitation for salvation and forgiveness and nearly 100 people came to the front to pray with the pastor. It was an awesome sight to see. It will be a long time before I forget that experience. Seeing people move from darkness into light…it never gets old.
Now we are sitting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport waiting for our flight. Debbie and I had a great time of just plain relaxation. We didn’t go to Disney World or Busch Gardens or even go alligator hunting in the Everglades. But we got to spend time with each other just relaxing on the beach and that was much needed at this point in our lives. It was a good reflecting and refocusing time as we rejoice in the great Judgement House results and a very fast growing children’s ministry. To those of you who had a part in arranging this trip, Debbie and I say, ” THANK YOU!” We can’t wait to get back and get to work on making KidzWorld bigger and better. One thing I do know is that we have the privilege to work with the greatest volunteers and staff anywhere.