If you have been a long time follower of this blog you probably already know that the past year-and-a-half has been an adventure of a lifetime for the Evans family. Thankfully, the excitement has been steadily decreasing over the past year much like a straight line graph..not to be confused with wind.
Or perhaps a better analogy might be a calm day fishing at the pond chewing on a cat-o-nine-tails with a cool summer breeze blowing on my face versus facing an F5 tornado head on.
Also, you may recall that last year about this time I received a call from a study program in Boston, Ma, and Gordon Conwell Seminary. The program is called the Spurgeon Sabbatical and includes 10 days of intense study, fellowship, worship, playing, laughing, and eating, with 12-13 other men all to the glory of God!
Last year as you may or may not remember I received a last minute call just days before the Spurgeon Sabbatical was to begin. A space had opened up for me at the last minute (I had been first on the waiting list). Last year at this time I was still doing physical, occupational, and speech therapy. This year I am primed to go and am excited to be much nearer to the top of my game than I was a year ago!
If you would like to see what I posted last year regarding this smiling Providence of God you can click here
From the website I have cut and pasted in the purpose of the Spurgeon Sabbatical:
“The purpose of the Spurgeon Sabbatical for Pastors is to offer renewal for those who are called to carry the ‘weight of souls.’ The conviction that drives the Spurgeon Sabbatical is that the best way to gain new perspectives and power for the pastoral ministry is through serious study of the Scriptures within a community context of worship, prayer, discussion and fellowship.”
I leave on Monday June 21st and return home on July 1st.
Thanks Karla for letting me go once again! And of all places to Boston, the one place in the continental U.S. to which you have always dreamed of going. Oh yea, and thanks again for letting me go to Romania last month for 10 days as well!
Filled with anticipation once again,