The next-to-last action of the NWI convocation was to invite the Kirk staff and volunteers forward for thanks and prayer. The attendees gave us a long standing ovation. I am so proud of the Kirk. You have shown hundreds of people from all over the nation just how warm, hospitable, and faithful you are.
I have attended many conferences and, although I’m deeply prejudiced about the Kirk, I believe it’s accurate to say that I’ve never seen any other church or staff do better. More than 250 of you volunteered. Some of you were there all hours of the day and night. Our staff was there with you. For weeks before, all of us have been working behind the scenes to make it all run as smoothly as it did.
It showed. This was a conference that was excellent in content and execution. It wouldn’t have been without you. Dozens of commissioners and observers stopped me to say that they feel the same way.
I was going to blog tonight on what I thought would happen next. The fact is, I’m just too tired to think as clearly as I’d like, so I’ll save that for next week. I will also begin to blog about our future—not so much where, for we’ve not decided that, but what. I believe that wonderful things lie ahead of us. I’ll be sharing those thoughts with you.
Keep praying--keep the faith.