Friday, April 21, 2006

Planting and Watering

Just got in from Mission Resource Network's Benefit Dinner tonight and about to go on a walk with Kim, Emily and special guest/good friend, Alan Bastyr. But before I do I must share a few words about the recipients of the Crystal Globe award, Wendell and Betty Broom.

Wendell was a missions teacher back in the late 80's when I was young and green (as opposed to now - old and green) and his life was a class in missions of itself. The guy lived and breathed missions. In fact, if you go to the Halbert Institute for Missions part of the ACU site, you will find some incredible accolades about brother Broom. But neither Wendell or Betty believe their press and tonight was another testimony to their humble spirit and God focus.

When sharing a few thoughts about his winning of this wonderful award, Wendell had this to say:

(paraphrased) Betty and I live by two principles:

- Seek first the Kingdom of God and all the other things will be added to you.

- Never forget that Paul planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth!

And then he thanked God for allowing him and Betty the blessing of watching Him grow the church!


Congratulations Wendell and Betty! You deserve the front row seats to the "God Growth Show" that your lives have witnessed!

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