Leaving for Siberia in about 12 hours. I am more confident now than I have been at any point after saying yes to this calling.
Rob Browne gave me boldness last night when he told me that he had complete trust in me to share with the mentors what God was leading me to say. That trust has given me wings. He hasn’t asked for an outline or an agenda. Total trust.
Rachel called me tonight to say, “bye.” That gave me an encouragement that is hard to describe. We Neill’s aren’t very over the top weepy, so just her calling let me know that she cares. Jake texted me and told me that he was proud to be my son. I love my kids.
Becky is a rock. What a blessing to be able to do what I do and never have to worry about her being able to handle things on her own. She never makes me feel guilty and supports me 100%. I love you.
Mike McCafferty, who blesses me every day, called me and gave me some great encouragement.
On Sunday, the elders and some of the congregation prayed over me. I can’t imagine going through life without my Southern Crescent Family. They give me strength to go through every day. These aren’t church people they are God People and I am so amazed at how much they care for me and my family.
So, I’ll tell you, the intimidation is gone. The concern is gone. Time to get it on! Wow, that kind of sounded like Jesse Jackson right there.
Anyway, thanks to all who are praying for me. Pray that God provides every word for me to speak and that I won’t get in the way of what he wants me to say and do.
I’ll blog again tomorrow from the airplane. I won’t be back in touch until Thursday night Eastern Time. I’m sure I’ll have some things to share.
By the way, if I am captured and they parade me on the TV. You’ll know I am being forced to say things against my will if I am twitching my right eye. But know this, if I am captured I am telling everything I know. I’ll make stuff up. I’ll reveal the Coke formula, everything.
Just trying to cover all my bases.