Monday, June 18, 2012

There and back again, again

        Sorry it has taken me so long to write about the month of May. As many of you know I went on a trip to Brussels, Belgium and London, England last month Jonathan and the family and we returned just in time to start the 2012 18" Journey. So needless to say, I have had my plate full in the most beautiful way.
       So, Belgium and England. Wow. What incredible nations. In Belgium we lead worship for a conference where the people spoke English, French, and Flemish. While we led worship the words on the overhead were in all three languages. It was quite an incredible thing to see. It is cool to think about people engaging the Lord through our songs in there own heart language. Beautiful. The many people that attended that conference were transformed before our eyes in three short days. They uncovered the Lord's delight in them. When we truly see that, everything changes.
        From there we got to take a train under the English Channel to London. That was an incredible thing to experience, as if traveling across the Belgium and English countryside isn't incredible enough. When we arrived in London we were greeted by the 2012 Olympic sign. Crazy. We got to spend a whole lot of time in London. Not enough to delve deep into the heart of the city but I learned enough to get from the Piccadilly Circus underground station to Big Ben and back. The event we played at in England actually wasn't in London, it was in the county Sussex, in a town called Steyning. That event was a big ol' seventy two hour non stop worship event with about nine hundred people in attendance. We were honored to connect with the incredible people in United Pursuit Band and Jason Upton and his band. We felt so at home spending that weekend with them all. England is so close to revival smacking them in the face I couldn't even believe it. I mean, I am pretty sure they are already in it. The Lords smile over the U.K. is mighty precious. He loves his English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh sons and daughters.
        And as for the school... I don't know how to adequately put words to it, but I will confidently and futilely attempt to. We have twenty-nine students from five different nations. They are all incredible and have sacrificed so much to be here. This is definitely the best 18" journey we have had yet. It is easy to say that every year, but lets be honest it's actually true every year. It is just one of those things. The Lord is so very faithful. We are currently about to begin our third week of the school and it is incredible how much of a family we have already become. Forty plus people's journeys and walks with the Father are being intertwined this summer. I love my life. I am so honored to be apart of something that is changing the world as we know it. I can't wait to wake up on august the first and look myself in the mirror and see how much more of myself  I have become. But, it's the day by day that will get me to that day. I will be thankful for and faithful to find the Lord in every moment of each day. The Lord is in no hurry. I am learning to submit myself to the Lords pace He is setting for my life. It is quite the process. I am in a beautiful place of growth and for that I am thankful. I pray that I will always be growing.
Belgium sky

Arrival to London

Big Ben