Tomorrow the whole family is packing up and heading upstate until next Thursday for an Intervarsity camp. IV is a parachurch ministry organization that is doing an amazing job in the city @ evangelism. I’ll be leading a small group on the book of Mark chapters 1-8. I’m really looking forward to connecting with lots of students from universities all over NYC. Pray that God would give us great favour with the students and that we’d make lots of fruitful connections for The Gallery Church!
Susan is heading to a minister’s wives’ retreat this afternoon in Brooklyn. The retreat is being hosted by the association @ The David Dean house. Anytime something like this comes up, the answer is always YES! My wife needs and deserves a weekend away to refuel and be refreshed. Whether your wife is raising three kids under three or not, she probably needs some rest and relaxation too! So later this afternoon, I will brace myself as I’ll have all three of our kids overnight for the first time. I’d appreciate your prayers.
Whether you are a pastor or not, what kinds of things do you do for your wife to treat her?
There are over 50,000 New Yorkers that have HIV that do not know it. Pause and think about that just for a minute. As HIV progresses it can turn into full blown AIDS.
This summer The Gallery Church along with 300 or so of our friends from around the country will be hosting a “City Loving” initiative here in New York called City Uprising. At City Uprising we’ll be loving on our city in a variety of ways from evangelism, catalytic church planting efforts, school restoration projects and HIV awareness and testing. Probably most unique and certainly that which gets the most press is our work with the HIV community. Most of our work deals with awareness and promotion of the testings sites. Their is not a lack of medical clinics, but people do not know how important it is to get tested and many do not know that they can get tested for free. City Uprising is a sincere attempt of loving our neighbors as ourselves. I want to ask you to help us.
It is not too late to come to City Uprising. Consider coming to New York City this June 28 - July 1
Consider praying on a radically regular basis that God would allow our ministry to the HIV community to extend far past City Uprising. Ask God to grant us great favour with people during City Uprising.
If this year cannot work for you, consider mobilizing a group of people to come to City Uprising 2010. Dates to be announced soon!
My hard drive crashed. I have a new one. Blogging resumes…