Well, God may have “blessed Texas with His own hands” as the song goes, but I sure am glad to be back home in Michigan. For those of you who didn’t know, I was in Frisco, Texas these past few days at a conference for my new church job in Kalamazoo. I was blessed that the leadership team decided to send me down at the last moment. I learned a lot that I believe will really help me to do the job of assimilation with excellence.
As having to go out of town goes, it was a pretty nice setup. The conference was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center of Frisco. We stayed in the hotel as well, and if you have never stayed in an Embassy Suites then you need to try it at least once before you die! It was also good to get to know some of my fellow laborers in the ministry on a more casual level. I walked away from the weekend with a renewed understanding of how much the Lord has blessed Amy and I by putting these kinds of people into our lives. I can already see how the Lord is going to use events like this to mold and grow us into the people he wants us to be.
Well, I sure did miss my family and my friends. I am glad to be home, and Pat, we’ll definitely catch up this week.