Dear Enews Friends,
This is a very special day for thousands of Creekers who are completing a 5 day food and water challenge. It will be a huge relief to be able to have a normal dinner tonight, won't it? For me the toughest part was only drinking tap water. I am neither a caffeine addict nor a wine aficionado but the boredom of tap water started to get to me. And then I realized that my drinking water was crystal clear, absolutely safe and unlimited. It poured instantaneously out of any faucet in my house. If it had been polluted, or if I had to walk 2 miles to get it…well, I can barely imagine.
Others of you mentioned that the beans and rice diet just about put you over the edge. Imagine eating that restrictively for a lifetime.
I am so proud of all of you who let God work in your life in a new way this week. And when I heard that over 17,500 of you are doing the 2 hour food packing effort for the children in Zimbabwe . . ., well you know what 2 words are coming next. Only God.
This weekend will be unforgettable at all of our campuses. Not only do we have a musical surprise for you, but the leaders of Willow huddled this week to make an incredible resource available to those of you who come this weekend. That is the only hint I am allowed to give. I have the privilege of preaching through one of Jesus' parables at all of our services, and I will be interviewing the President of World Vision, Richard Stearns. You will be challenged and inspired.
Thanks again, Willow, for not just playing church. Thanks for seeking first the Kingdom of God, and for stretching to serve the poor. I am humbled to be numbered among you.