I am writing this blog update from the plane as Jamie and I head back to Spain. We have just had an incredible week in Atlanta. I don’t know how it could have been better. We arrived a week ago eager to be a part of the missions conference at Johnson Ferry Baptist, which we had been invited to several months ago. It was our first time going to the conference though we had been to JFBC before on several occasions.
Tuesday allowed us to get our bearings and to run several errands in the area. Then on Wednesday we started to meet with other missionaries who had flown in to be a part of the conference. It was a joy to get to meet other brothers and sisters who are serving The Lord all over the world and who are being used greatly in those parts.
Not only that but we got to meet and network with several pastors who are very interested in coming to Madrid and leading groups over to be a part of what we are doing. This is EXCITING!
For me the great highlight was the missions dinner they held on Friday night. 900 people showed up for the barbecue that was catered in but that is not why they came. They came to see and hear from the missionaries as we were on stage but also to hear the guest speaker, Dr. Gordon Fort, senior VP of the International Mission Board. My goodness, what an incredible sermon he preached. I don’t think there was a single person who didn’t leave thrilled to and desiring to be a part of a mission trip. It was greatness.
On Sunday I got to preach in two Sunday school classes and it was awesome. We had a great time and a bonus was I got to see my sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah who don’t live in the area but they are certainly closer than Spain!
All in all Jamie and I left with full hearts back to Madrid and hoping that the time flies till our return here to JFBC. We are truly grateful to have had this opportunity.