Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Post conference snapshot

I'm finding that I blog in bursts.  I get on a roll, and then I'm off the roll.  I don't know if it's a cinnamon roll or a sushi roll.  My waistline would prefer the sushi roll... but I digress...

I wanted to just mention about the wonderful guys in my small group at the training in Calgary. I was hoping to give a brief, vague, snapshot of them, without naming them, just to give you an idea of what it was like.  I had 4 guys in my group, and I'll call them Larry, Moe, Curly, and Shep.

Larry worked at a Catholic retreat centre and was a divorced father of two grown girls.  There had been much abuse in his childhood and God brought much healing to these wounds and memories.

Moe was a pastor of a struggling church and had come to learn how to help others.  He was wonderfully surprised to see that God had another agenda as He brought a much deeper healing to areas that Moe felt had already been "dealt with."

Curly works with a ministry in India that reaches out to male and female prostitutes.  Similarly to Moe, God was able to touch some of the pain in his life that he had stuffed down.  God also did a tremendous amount of equipping in this young man who has been called to work in a very dangerous area in a city of hardship.  I am excited to see what God is going to be doing through him.

Shep was from the UK, where he had been ministering for years.  He had recently moved to Canada and was wondering what God had in store for him here.  God brought some other layers of healing to him, and hopefully, some direction.

It was an honour and a privilege to work with these Godly men, to pray with them, and witness God doing deep works in them.

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