India '08: Day Two
With a full day of ministry behind us, Pastor Charles has just retired to his room and I am left to post on my Blog. It is 9:40 pm here in India. We just ended a great service of worship, teaching and ministry.
Pastor Charles concluded the study of the book of Ephesians this morning. I had the opportunity to speak on leaving a legacy to the students and pastors in the afternoon. I closed my sharing by quoting the words from my song "Legacy": My hands,my feet, an offering/Your will I chose to do/When time has passed the world will see/my legacy is You. I pray that the students and pastors will pour themselves out into others who will in turn pour themselves out into even more people.
This evening Pastor Charles began taught on Jesus, Our Tremendous Lover, giving an overview of the Song of Solomon. He passionately proclaimed that we are to delight in the love of Jesus, but also reminded us that Jesus delights in us! What a great truth.
At the conclusion of the teaching, Pastor Charles and I moved among the students and pastors and anointed them with oil, praying that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit and impassioned by the love of Jesus. It was a powerful time of prayer and crying out to the Lord, where the presence of God was strong. Afterwards, many came and publicly testified of what the Lord had done in their lives as we prayed for them, and even the presence of God they experienced as Pastor Charles had taught earlier. It was an powerful evening!
Tomorrow we have the graduation exercise in the morning and then begin the open-air crusade in the evening. Pastor Charles is doing well, preaching and teaching with boldness and authority, and his voice is holding up well. I am doing all I can to support him and Pastor Daniel during this excellent conference.