Sunday, June 22, 2008
Good and Faithful Servant
Lisa and I had the privilege of attending a surprise 50th birthday party for our friend, Dan Blacketor today. It was wonderful to see so many people there whose lives have been touched by a true man of God. If you haven't met Dan, he runs point on most of our local missions work at GCC. The key doorway for this is our Monroe Circle Community Center on near downtown South Bend. We celebrated at the Oliver Bed & Breakfast near downtown as well.
The legacy that this guy continues to leave is, in a word, AMAZING! God is working through Dan to bring glory to the King of kings. When we celebrate a guy like Dan, it reminds me of Paul's instructions to the Phillipians:
"But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs...Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him." Phil. 2:25, 29.
This is a right thing to do. I'm not sure that we do it enough.
On a completely random note: THE WEINER MOBILE SHOWED UP! The drivers were staying at the Oliver Inn and were nice enough to give people at the party tours of the mobile AND PASS OUT WEINER WHISTLES!!!! How cool was that?!!!