Saturday, October 29, 2005
MIGHTY MEN OF VICTORY
Well we might not look like Mighty Men prepared for battle, but there is not one of us without some sort of a smile and an eagerness to engage the real enemy and win back strongholds for Christ. This is a wonderful group of Christian men seeking to live the gospel in their families, their churches and communities where they live. Eduardo (Rector of Good Shepherd - Brockton Mass) stands tall second from left in the front. He organized the Retreat, led the singing and most of the sessions. He also kept us on schedule. The guy just to the left of me but in the back, is Don Stone, Pastor of Leigh Valley Presbyterian Church in Allentown PA. who led the Friday Eveing Session discussing the inappropriateness of women in the Military. The discussion was followed by our watching the movie "We Were Soldiers" starring Mel Gibson.
The weekend was quite refreshing. It is so good to participate in these discussions as men do not care what church affiliation you have. They are interested in relating to you as a person and in supporting one another in our efforts to glorify the one true and living God. There were at least three pastors in the group. Typical of Eduardo, who has the good support of the pastors in Brockton, he is not afraid to dialog and befriend any who claim the name of Jesus and to walk together in genuine love and support. I praise God for such men and count it a priviledge to know them...