Confessions of a Father’s Dadism’s
This past Father’s day I decided it would be interesting to poll my family and ask them to give me their favourite “dadism”. Each joined in, and now it’s confession time…
“I love that you cry during touching movies or shows, especially when the underdog does well or is helped.” “You use malaprops (saying the wrong word that sounds similar).” ” You always sign ALL of your text messages, Love Kent” “Dad, you are the King of Mixed Metaph(ers).””I love that you always say signs & WANders instead of signs & wonders.”
I’ m so blessed to have such an amazing family. I would like to honour them by bragging on them. Each one of them, Debbie, Joshua, Jacob, & Hannah contribute so much to the work of the ministry & advancing the Gospel here in Edinburgh, Scotland.
CHARITY DINNER for NAOMIS VILLAGE, MAAI MAHIU, KENYA
Before my total knee replacement surgery, God gave Jacob and myself a vision to put on a charity dinner at my local pub, Centre Court. The vision was to gather together different groups of people, friends from Centrepoint Church, Mosaic Edinburgh, Destiny Church, Ironmen & friends from the pub in which I had developed relationships. We wanted to bring together these two different communities (Believers & Not-yet believers) for this one evening. The common goal was to raise money and awareness for an orphanage in Kenya that is located on the Aids Highway. The majority of the children at the orphanage are HIV positive. It was started by some folks from Village Church, Dallas, Texas, & are associated with Lost Orphans International. You can check them out at http://www.naomisvillage.com.
The theme was Tex Mex, and the pub allowed Jacob and I to come in and use their kitchen for preparations and the cooking of a Tex Mex Trio, all homemade from scratch (cheese enchilada, crunchy turkey taco & smoked chicken fajita). For dessert, we served a Dr. Pepper brownie, with a Green & Blacks chocolate dark ale sauce & whipped cream.
We served 38 people and could not have done the evening without Debbie, Joshua, Hannah and Jacob. Everyone contributed from cooking, hosting, serving, & clean up. And Hannah, painted an amazing painting that was raffled off in the evenings raffle.
The evening was a huge success thanks to my amazing family and friends. The communities mingled with each other, and many of my friends from the pub asked more questions. We were able to show the love of Christ in a practical way. And, one of my highlights, in addition to doing this with the family was my friend Davey from the pub, volunteered to help Jacob and I in the kitchen both in the preparations and the cooking for the two afternoons and on the evening.
I want to give all glory, honour and praise to God. We will be looking for more missions of mercy as we continue to preach the gospel, reach the lost & advance the Kingdom of God in Edinburgh, Scotland.
John 13:34-36New Living Translation (NLT)34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”