A most inspirational lunch!
A few days ago I saw on FaceBook that a friend from Vancouver, with whom I performed in Toronto and is now serving in Melbourne (did you follow that?) was stuck in LA. Little did I know she was en route to NYC to present at a commission on women for the UN. Her name is Danielle Strickland (left of me), and her newest book is Just Imagine the World for God, soon to be distributed in the UK as Just Imagine: The Social Justice Agenda. She and her friend Nikki Capp (left of Danielle) represented The Salvation Army as they addressed the UN on Biblical Justice. Pray the seeds go deep!
Her husband Steven Court, co-author of Be a Hero, joined at the camp in Toronto all three summers that I performed there, and they were a lightening rod for the Holy Spirit. It was awesome! The youth of that camp were barely touching the ground as they worshiped the Lord with all of their might! They just pushed the chairs out of the way and had at it! At one point they were singing and praying so loudly that they (this was an answer to a specific prayer) drew some youth from the next town over. They thought it was a party, and it WAS!
Also via FaceBook, I saw that Danielle was getting together for lunch with Billy and Analeise Francis, who are corps officers (pastors) of the Times Square Corp, where I did a run of A Clear Leading in '06. I met Billy years ago at an Army event, and we discovered that we both went to Hunter College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. They're doing great work on the Square, and are hoping to get theatre going there again before too long. Lift them up as they're reaching many people throughout the week in a variety of creative ways.