Sally and I took at trip to Oklahoma City Wednesday night and returned last night.
The main purpose of the trip was to attend a missions conference. I attended, but to be honest, I didn't attend any of the break-out sessions.
I stayed in the commons area and spoke with my friends. We caught up on the past three years and I truly loved it. Many of them said many kind words and encouraged Sally and I greatly.
It was a three day conference, but I could only go the one day. It looked to be a top-notch conference and I'm sure God will bless it and multiply the efforts.
While in OKC, Sally had an interview with Teacher Review Board so that she can get her teaching license. She nailed it. They verbally told her they would recommend her for licensing. PTL!
I suppose the thing that I came away from the conference is the knowledge/conviction that I am exactly where God wants me to be. Formerly, every missions conference I have attended, I felt as if I should be serving overseas. But, I came away with this without that feeling.
Oh yes, I still miss the excitement of being an ex-pat.
I love the travel.
I miss my friends.
I miss the excitement of cross-cultural ministry.
But, I know my place of service, at least for the moment, is right here in Wagoner, OK.
I have no plans to move, change ministries, or quit what I'm doing. I love pastoring more than I ever thought I could.
I thank God for the opportunity to serve Him, no matter where in the world I may be.