Today is my 60th birthday. Hard to believe that I have been on God’s good earth for such a span of time. And it has been a wonderful time so far. I am humbled by the numbers that have contacted me in the last couple of days to share ways in which my life and ministry has impacted them. I feel privileged to be a part of what God is doing to transform the world and am so appreciative of the many friends and family who have made that possible. Milestone birthdays like this are not just a time to celebrate but also a time to remember and give thanks to God.
On Saturday we are holding a big celebration. We are calling it A Feast of Friends because we want it to be a celebration of those many friends who have walked with me along the way. More than anything I am aware at this time that I do not walk my journey alone. There are so many who have supported, encouraged and strengthened me along the way. There are saints past and present who have been Godly examples for me, providing role models that have made it possible for me to follow God even when the going got tough. Friends have provided a shoulder for me to cry on when I was depressed, and a loving embrace when I was in need of comfort.
So may good memories and I thought that I would share a few of them with you here in this video. My apologies to friends in New Zealand where I lived for 5 years . In the years of travel my photos from that part of my life seem to have disappeared. But they are still stored in my heart.