The morning began with a great news feature on the front page of our local newspaper (see an early blog post from today) that brought lots of buzz our way about our GIVE BACK challenge. Early this afternoon the church phone rang and we were asked to do an interview with the NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia. I just saw the story on the early new of FOX21/27. It was good. The story will play again tonight at 11 pm on WSLS.
Let me say out loud and proud ... God is good --- all the time! The reason we are doing this is because of who we are by the grace of God. He called us to demonstrate the love of God to our community, and this story is one more piece of evidence that we are seeking to make Jesus famous.
I am amazed at what God is doing. My prayer is we will fulfill in a big way what John 10:10 has taught us: "The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus comes to give abundant life." Literally, Satan takes away, and God intends to give. He gives us real hope. We as God's kids offer tangible ways of seeing and finding that hope.
Please join me in asking God to use this media exposure and to use our Give Back challenge to 'make the name of Jesus famous'.
Our philosophy in a nut shell (quoting me from the newspaper): "We're trying to get the attention of our community and then, while we have their attention, tell them about Jesus."