I just heard from the missionary's wife in Africa, and...in addition to preaching the general sessions, they want me to speak to the leaders not just once, but...TWICE, two days in a row! Well, I do have 18 days but I'm not prepared yet ...so I'm going straight to the Word and prayer now for guidance to get ready for this additional session. I get ansty when I'm not well prepared quite a bit in advance, so...I'll keep you posted as to what I'm going to bring to the leaders in addition to "Survivor: Africa" that I told you about yesterday!
No one would ever guess what happened to me this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida...so I'm going to tell you. :) As I was preaching at the Fearless Tour at New Hope Assembly of God this weekend, I got choked up, literally. For probably 2-3 minutes I coughed profusely and greatly struggled. Then I drank some water and kept preaching. Everyone was gracious to give me a few moments to get my bearings. If you were there, you'll remember it! What no one realized at the time was that I swallowed a bug that flew right in while I was preaching! So disgusting! I said nothing because I was at a point in the sermon where I was really connecting and I knew if I said, "I swallowed a bug," everyone would either laugh profusely or be really concerned, or start feeling sorry for me. And at that point whey wouldn't be thinking about the message anymore, but the fact that I had just swallowed a bug. They would then imagine what it would be like, and feel grossed out which