Nice and early Friday morning, I headed over to the parking lot of the church where the guys lead worship, so we could meet up, and make our way to Lancaster, South Carolina to lead worship for about 140 students for their Disciple Now weekend. The youth pastor of this church brought his students to Fuge at Carson Newman the last 2 summers, so it was good to be able to go to a church knowing some people.
I drove my car, because I needed to make the 6 hour drive back earlier than the guys, to be back in time for a meeting Sunday night. So I got to ride with Becca, Alex, and Steve. We had an intense political conversation, and then jammed to pop music. The drive went by pretty quickly, and we got there and set up the sound system and the guys stuff in record time.
A great part of the weekend was that this church (2nd Baptist Lancaster) is the home church of one of my favorite friends, Will, who worked camp with us this past summer. Brent, the youth pastor, also brought in Robert, one of our camp pastors to preach for the weekend. It was a fun camp reunion!
The students were great and really responsive in worship, and even though we didn't teach home groups or anything, based on what we saw in large group times, and in a couple conversations I had, the Lord was definitely moving. It was awesome, and a huge blessing to be a part of the weekend. It's so wonderful to be able to do ministry with some of my best friends...
Here are some pictures from the weekend:
Robert backstage getting ready to preach
What are we looking at??
Oh that's right! The guys released their live CD from Fuge this weekend!!!!
Drew, Steve, Will, me, Rebecca, Alex, Seth, and Johann
Check out all those chucks!
We looked like some nerdy glee club in our matching shoes.
Another hugely wonderful thing about this trip was having the newlywed, Mrs. Rebecca Ford along on the trip. She stayed with me at our wonderful host home, while the boys lived it up in a hotel, and then rode back to Chattanooga with me earlier on Sunday morning, so I wouldn't have to make the drive by myself. It was great getting to spend time with her... During camp, when she'd come to visit her boo, so much of our friendship was centered around the fact that we had Alex in common. Now, these last few months, it's been a huge blessing to get to build a friendship. She is hilarious.
It was a great weekend in South Carolina.
Got home Sunday, had a great kickoff for small groups, then made it to dinner with the band, and home in time to watch it start snowing like crazy.
8 inches to be exact.
"The most snow Chattanooga has seen since the Blizzard of '93!"
Today I got to sleeeep and catch up on some stuff, and um, pray that tomorrow might be another day off. :)