Let the Celebration Begin!

The silent corridors of the Hawaii Convention Center waiting for the HIM Conference to begin on Thursday

Good Day, God!

Tomorrow — Thursday — is the BIG DAY! I’ve been part of a Prayer Team praying all year for the Speakers, the Staff and the Attendees at the annual Honolulu 2012 Conference. And praying for all the families involved, too, God.

Tonight I just got back from a meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center of all the volunteers that it takes to put on a conference for over 3,000 people from over 300 churches. It felt really good, God, to be all together with the other volunteers. I’ve been privileged to be a part of this prayer team for many years, and there is a definite “family reunion” feel to our times together.

Time spent together — consistent time — builds relationships. It is as if our bodies “recognize” one another at some invisible level. Or at least, that is how it seems to me. I remember going to one conference where we all sat in the same seats for a whole week. I had a friend on my left — and a person I didn’t know on my right. By the end of the week — without much in the way of chatting — the person on my right had become a friend. Not just a friend but a valued friend. How does that happen, God?

Hmm. Maybe more to the point, God, would be the question: How might we make use of continued regular proximity to break down prejudicial walls?

Meanwhile, the Pre-conference begins tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and then the Conference that evening. There will be WAY TOO MANY wonderful speakers to listen to — choices will have to be made — choices made easier by inexpensive mp3 files of the talks.

Thank You! And please God, bless us ALL — Everyone!

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