You will not want to miss Sunday at GHBC. Dr. Gary Frazier will preach a message entitled “The Isis Crisis and You.” He has preached this sermon in other places like Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. It is very eye-opening and powerful. Gary is a good friend of mine whose company, Discovery Tours, leads trips to the Holy Land. Our Israel trip is scheduled for June 27–July 6, 2016. Immediately after the morning worship service, Gary will speak in the Great Hall to all who are interested in going with us to the Holy Land. I have gone one time before with Discovery and they do a phenomenal job. It really is a trip of a lifetime. I know of people from different parts of the country who will be going with us, and I hope we have a large group from our church that will go!
I met for three hours with a great group of pastors and businessmen from Austin on Wednesday. What a blessing it was to hear the exciting things God is doing in our city with Love Where You Live—The Art of Neighboring and also in the area of race relations. God is truly blessing and working mightily in our city. I am honored to be a part of this and to lead what I believe is the best church in the city. (Of course, I am a bit biased.)
Please pray for me as I join about 20 other pastors from across the country and travel to Peru on Saturday with Compassion International. I am looking forward to witnessing firsthand how Compassion operates and also to fellowshipping with some great pastor friends of mine.
We are continuing in the process of working with a company that is very interested in the ground lease of our corner lot and the possibility of purchasing it in 2020. I spoke with a local pastor who told me that his church did the same thing and it was a blessing to their church. The small piece of property they sold to a business was worth more money than they paid for all the acreage for the church. There is a very good possibility that something similar could happen to our church. God is good and He opens up opportunities for His people.
This Sunday is our Change-Your-World emphasis. The monies collected go directly to our GHBC benevolence ministry. Please bring your loose change and bills and put them in the orange receptacles at the entrances to our worship center.
Have a blessed weekend.