We kicked off this weekend's first anniversary celebration at Chris' Lives Aglow Global Outreach Centre tonight with an evening of praise and worship. I was blessed to set foot in the Wonderland Chapel, as Chris calls his church in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This is a church that God used Climbing For Christ to rescue, which is what we are celebrating this weekend.
Worshipping at Lives Aglow Global Outreach Centre.
We told stories of our mission to Koma Hills and then spoke to the standing-room-only crowd of about 65, including a full worship band in a room measuring 30-by-25 feet. Brandy talked about the Great Commission and then I told them that the Holy Spirit would come to them and they would be Jesus' witnesses as it says in Acts 1:8. We will be sharing more about mission on Saturday as we again speak at Chris' leadership and missions conference.
The team pulled out of Gboko, Benue State at 5:30 a.m. today and made the eight-hour drive on the bad roads of Nigeria. We are back where we started eight days ago. But much has happened in that short time and God has opened our eyes and revealed many things about mission and the church in this corruption-plagued nation. We will continue to do what He has planned in the days ahead — and then beyond that.