23 June 2009

Atherstone World Tour Begins...

Tonight we board a plane...  3 flights, 3 continents and some 40 hours later we will land in Los Angeles... 

It's funny everyone keeps asking if we are excited about vacation... 

I wouldn't consider 30 meetings, 10 church services and 10 other speaking engagements in 40 days vacation... but sure... I am excited!

I'm excited because if all goes as planned... 

1) This trip enough funds will be raised to complete the accreditation process for GBI... to complete the task we need $100,000 for campus developments, $4,500 more in ongoing expense and a BOAT LOAD of cash for the GBI Scholarship Fund that will provide scholarships for pastors in our 200 Africa Renewal Ministries church plants around the country would also be nice... 

People mention recession and all I hear is... blah, blah, blah... it's God's money and if this is what He wants He will provide...

2) I get to share stories of students who are reaching the nations for Christ... you've heard about Roger, Lucy and Jane but there are already 30 graduates and around 40 more this year... God is moving and this students are eager to reach the nations...

3)My family gets to see hundreds of people that pray for us, support us and even read our blog... and it won't be through a delayed skpe connection... 

4) The boys get to once again travel the world and be spoiled by grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends... traveling the world is always an adventure with our boys and I'm sure with a few shots of expresso along the way Christine and I will be ready to go... or at least to survive...

So yeah... it won't be a restful vacation... but yes I am excited...

Here are a few of the events... coming to a village near you:

June 28 – Cornerstone Moorpark

June 30 – Cornerstone Moorpark - Fusion

July 1 – Cornerstone Simi – Africa Homefront Team

July 2 – Cornerstone Moorpark – MAP Team

July 5 – Cornerstone Moorpark

July 8 - Atascadero Bible Church 

July 12 – Paso Robles Bible Church

July 26 – Cornerstone Simi

July 28 – Mariners Church 

August 2 – Shoreline Community Church

 

2 comments:

Sallie said...

Can't wait to see you!

Mom

Anonymous said...

Hope we can see you at one of your stops...we will try to come on the 5th?

Caroline and Mike Kirchner