This past weekend was unbelievable. Pastor Chris and Sarah and Believers Victory Center honored my book release more than I ever dreamed was possible! In that moment, Emily and I felt like a king and a queen! The services were PACKED OUT, people responded to the messages like I was throwing GOLD into the air! The hunger in that city is unparalleled! The book signing station stayed crowded for HOURS! Some people actually TEARED UP when I handed them the signed book with a hug. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
There is so much I would like to write this morning. Yet, I am somewhat speechless. It felt like that entire city was standing and clapping when we drove into town… not exalting us, but welcoming the message we came to give them: Make Me A Legend!
Here is what I wrote on Pastor Chris’ facebook wall… Monday morning.
Make Me A Legend was not a foreign concept for BVC… it truly was the message that already lived in you all… a message that RESONATED in your hungry hearts… and made you all say YES inside! BVC is a LEGEND TRIBE! Seriously, my MISSION from yesterday forward is to do whatever I can to help raise a LEGEND TRIBE in every city and country of this nation… and throughout the whole earth. You guys made us feel like champions for a moment… we will cherish yesterday forever!
Thank you Pastor Chris and Sara, for going so far out of your way, for advertising like Billy Graham was coming to town… and for investing so much of your time, talent, and money! You handed us access to your ENTIRE community! It was way too much and never to be forgotten. If the laws of sowing and reaping are still functioning in this universe, you are predictably heading into the greatest season of your ENTIRE lives!
Thank you to the citizens of Moorefield and the surrounding region, for being a city on a hill for Christ! Thank you Pastor Don and Susan Evan’s (of Wardensville AG church) for coming to show your support. Thank you also, to the people of Moorefield Church of God… you have always been so kind to us throughout the years. I sincerely believe that Moorefield, West Virginia will be known around the world one day for the revival that’s coming to you all!
Back at home, things were also on an epic level! It was very difficult for me to be away from Destiny Family Center… the apple of my eye. Yet, there is no greater way to measure the success of a ministry than to see how well it functions in the absence of its Pastor. Thank you to the lead team and ministry volunteers, Aaron Huffer and the DFC worship team, Ryan Huffer and Wayne Howard for handling announcements and flow of service, Joel Gunn for his unforgettable testimony, Ricky Lee Wade for a transformational message… and Ryan and Danae Huffer for the monumental first annual Mud Mania Youth event! I can’t wait to exchange stories with you guys on this coming Sunday. We are changing the world TOGETHER!
If you’ve followed my life over the past few years, you know the hell we (my family and our church) went through to make it here alive! The darkness surged, the push for our retreat was more fierce than anyone can describe. Honestly, God carried us just like it’s described in the poem: Footprints In The Sand!
Here we are, on the threshold to our wildest dreams! And I’m so happy we lived long enough to tell you… big dreams do come true!
In the following video, Taylor Swift sings to all the people who took that journey with her… she sings about the MOMENT when a dream comes true… and how it feels to watch the tears turn to smiles and laughter! This song describes how me and my friends are feeling these days. There were some days over the past ten years when we didn’t want to live. We’ve cried a million tears to this point, but not in vain!
The winds are shifting in a new direction! This is just the beginning. Long live all the mountains we moved, I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you!
I hope that your weekend was also beautiful! Please take some time and write to me if you can. Leave a comment about Moorefield, Stuarts Draft, or anywhere else in the world. Tell me what’s good!
I just prayed for you. With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make A Difference!