Thursday, January 22, 2009

Modern Day Mother Theresa

Last Thursday, Jordan and I, ventured to Charlotte, NC to visit with Mrs. Dixie Forbes, aka Miss Dixie. In 2008, Miss Dixie came out to Scotland on a mission trip and since then we have been connected. I was amazed at the stories she told me as I got to know her. Miss Dixie is a pastor of homeless church in Gastonia, NC. The stories of charity, grace, and pure love was astonishing.

Every Sunday Miss Dixie and her husband Jasper, pick up the homeless, cook for them, and provide a church service for them. They care for them and love them as they would do for anyone else. Miss Dixie's love for the poor is remarkable. In fact, love oozes from her. When ever I'm around her, I can't help but want to hug her and love everyone around me. What she has, is infectious and it is a marvelous thing.

Miss Dixie and her husband is truly a Modern Day Mother Theresa. I love them dearly and inspire me daily.

Albemarle, North Carolina

Lack of sleep, snow in Raleigh, NC, canceled flight, airport massage, rebooked flight, and rebooked-rebooked flight all make for an adventrous trip to Albemarle, NC. For those you that don't know where that is... well I really don't know either but I'm here.

Last year, my friend Jordan - the youth pastor of Harvest Church, began asking me to come and speak to her youth group. Initially, I refused but after a few months of her asking I said yes. I booked the flight and began preparing for my time out here.

I've been here just three days but it has been a great time. Last night, I spoke briefly with her youth about character and integrity and then tranisition into some time of prayer and encouragement. Over the next hour, I was able to edify each of the 11 youth that showed and minister to them. It was truly a divine moment that only God could have orchastrated.

Its going to be interesting on what God is going to orchastrate this next few days...

Sunday, January 11, 2009