Last week went by way too fast. Last Wednesday, I gave the devotional message at a manufacturing plant that I used to work for - Coronado Stone in Fontana. It is always a treat to see old friends and share a brief message of hope and salvation.
On Friday, we took a trip down to the Los Angeles area to look at the new Kia cars. They are having a tremendous sale on Spectras. The "cash for clunkers" program offers $4500 in incentive and the Kia incentive on the Spectra is $3500, for a total of $8000 off the list price. We are considering a purchase, but the "cash for clunkers" program is full of red tape and restrictions. We'll see.
Yesterday was Sunday, and we had a country western gospel band in concert. Wayne Landes and his band Southland led us in worship. Wayne has been a friend since my Cal Baptist days in the late 1970s. Southland played at the Orange County fair last week. They have played for the California Southern Baptist Convention pastors' conference in years past, and a couple of years ago we attended a concert where Southland opened for Roy Clark here in the Inland Empire.
At the close of the service, I invited anyone and everyone who was willing to follow in commitment for the RIOT (Revival In Our Time) movement to come forward and put their signed sheets on the altar. Nearly half the congregation came forward to do so!
Then, yesterday afternoon we had a great time of fellowship. Two of the young ladies in our church (they are sisters) were chosen to sing the National Anthem at the baseball game between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the San Jose Giants, teams in the minor league system. We purchased a block of 69 tickets in advance, and we had a great time of relaxation and recreation at the ball park nearby. What a fun time! It is such a blessing to go with a group that has such an amazing love and friendship one with another.
I am blessed beyond measure to be pastor of The Vision Plus Church!