New Friends

Naomi and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend with our friends, Pastor Amos and Sue Dodge. They are the founding pastors of Capital Church in Vienna, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. This is a wonderful, vibrant church. Warm, receptive to ministry, great worship, generous to world missions. What a privilege it was to minister the Word there yesterday. Amos and Sue Dodge are great, new friends. I’ve known Pastor Amos for a number of years but only this year have I been able to spend time with him. He is a truly great preacher. He traveled with me to Kenya earlier this year; Kenyan pastors loved him and responded joyfully to his teaching. Sue has one of the greatest voices in Gospel music today. She is a three time Dove Award winner and has been named Female Vocalist of the Year.

Today Jonathan and I hosted evangelist Daniel King for lunch. This outstanding preacher, not yet 40, conducts great evangelistic meetings in many gospel-needy areas of the world. rge crowds of tens of thousands often attend his meetings. Vast numbers have made public professions of faith in Christ in response to Daniel’s clear gospel preaching.


What great colleagues we have in the gospel. Our lives are strengthened and enriched by such friends.