It was March 3rd, 1996. I was as excited and nervous as I had been in a very long time. Friends, family, and several people I didn’t even know showed up at North Seattle Covenant Church for my first-ever presentation of the Gospel of John. Twelve presentations, two books, one DVD, six CDs and one Christmas show later…
Today I am typing this while sitting in the Minneapolis Airport on a layover after speaking to about 40 children’s pastors in Kansas City this morning. I stayed with a buddy last night in K.C. and he asked me if I ever thought it would get to this. I said, “I thought doing presentations of John would be a side thing I did while I kept being a youth pastor!”
I can truly say that I love what I do. I can’t think of anything else I would rather do. Fifteen years later, and I pray God lets me keep going for another 15…or more!
Whether you’ve been walking this journey with me since 1996 – or since 10 o’clock this morning – thank you. I am grateful for your encouragement, support, prayers, emails, and Facebook comments.
What do you say we keep going?