Evan and Callie.
Sunday evening, I spent some time with the ones in the church who have felt called to ministry. There are many in our church who have come forward to follow God's leading to serve in different capacities of ministry. Once a month, I meet with them to continue the process of training and encouragement as they grow in their call.
Late Sunday night, Sondra and I went to 24 Hour Fitness to work out. A young man walked by, looked at me and said, "Pastor Galen?" I looked up and saw a young man named Gideon, whom I had known for a couple of years, trying to help him overcome some addiction problems as he attended our church. He was all smiles, introduced me to his brother who had just taken him to church nearby. He has since moved to the upper desert area and is doing well. Our prayers and love and time spent with others pay off, and sometimes we are blessed to see it happen!
This morning I did a Devotion Time at the Coronado Stone Manufacturing plant again. I spoke on the "storms of life" that we may encounter. The bottom line is this: It's not about the storms of life and our challenges, it's about Jesus who stands with us through the storms and brings peace.
This week has been a busier week at the US Census Bureau office. I am enjoying learning the different pieces of the puzzle as we take the census in America this year. It is mind-boggling how many intricate details have to be logistically in place for it to happen. I am but a small cog in this amazing machine!