Wednesday, January 28, 2004

There's a lot going around about "contagious" Christianity, evangelism, etc. The Lord gave me a great experience yesterday at the eye doctor that falls into that category.

I was called in by the assistant optometrist to run some preliminary tests and struck up a conversation with her. I remarked on the fancy machines and asked questions about her job, which moved on to questions about her life. Within 10 minutes she was sharing that she really wanted to be an actress. We talked about a church I used to work at in Tempe and she "lit up" because she had been there. She wanted more of that experience with the Lord.

I interfaced with the Doctor, the lady that measured me and helped me select the right glasses and the billing clerk. With each one of them I was able to draw them out to talk about themselves and their lives instead of "just work."

The result was uplifting for all of us. What could have been just another customer turned into a fun experience (we laughed a lot) and one where they knew I cared about them as people and not just employees at the eye doctors.

I want to try to duplicate that experience wherever I go because it was exhilarating not only for me but the people I came into contact with that day.


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Just wanted to let you know Reflection will be singing a "mini-concert" at First Southern Baptist Church in Safford on Saturday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m.

A 60 passenger bus was recently donated to the ministry of R & R Ranch. We are in the process of determining whether it can be used in the Mexico ministry or if it should be sold and the money put into the general fund.

Wednesday of this week I'll be going with Pastor David Rey to pick up a classic Datsun 240Z that was donated to the Mexico work. If it's as good as they say, it will be worth in the neighborhood of $10,000. Praise the Lord.