I usually try to post something on Sunday and something else in the middle of the week, but this week I've been so busy and distracted to think of anything else to write about except to ask you for prayer.
Tomorrow at about 5:45 in the morning, I will be flying out of Ontario, California to St. Paul, Minnesota for a week and a half. I will be spending my time out there applying for a worship leader position at Beacon of Hope Church. It's a church plant that began about 4 years ago. I'm excited about this opportunity, both to see more of the United States that I have not yet visited and to see the work the Lord is doing in St. Paul.
About a month ago I talked with Pastor Stephen Lonetti of Beacon about this potential opportunity, and he suggested that I come out and visit the church so that I could get a feel for the church (as well as the church getting a feel for how I lead). We set up that I would be visiting September 12-23. Up until this week it was on my mind that I would soon be traveling out to Minnesota, but I think the anxious energy has really started to mount this past week. I'm really ready to get this whole thing started.
So my request is that you pray for my trip. Only the Lord knows at this point whether this will be a good fit or not, and both I and the church need prayer for the Lord to reveal that to us. Also, please be praying that I have safe travel out there and back to California afterwards. Most important, I would ask you to pray that this time spent in Minnesota would be glorifying to God. That is my desire above all, whether I am offered the position or not. God may have something else better for me that I can't see now, and maybe this trip will bring that to light.
Thank you for letting me share a little bit of what's going on in my life. I'm sure I'll post more here about what is going on while I'm there.
A simple servant of the Master.