This past weekend I was privileged to host seven outstanding men and women in ministry at what we call Days with David. Since 2001 I’ve invited younger men and women with a vocational call to Christian service to join me for two days. During this time they’re free to ask me any question and I’ll answer to the extent of my knowledge and experience. Or if their question is beyond my current understanding I’ll simply acknowledge I don’t know the answer. Also, I download many of the important lessons the Lord has taught me in 49 years of gospel ministry (or is still teaching me). We cover many subjects related to starting well, serving well, and finishing well. I candidly share my list of regrets and no regrets. This mentoring ministry is one of the lesser known outreaches of Global Advance.
At the end of our time Sunday evening I leave tired mentally and physically. But I also leave very, very happy. What a privilege to sow into the next generation of gospel carriers. It’s refreshing to see and interact with such quality men and women God continues to call out for His service. Although severe times may well be just ahead, these young servants of Christ assure me that God isn’t finished with our country.
Added to the joy of this weekend, our son, Joel, and his family visited us from Tulsa. All five grandkids romped around Nanni and Papa’s house, much to our delight. So we start this week a little tired but very thankful. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17).