[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote [/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]BTW, where in West Texas are you exactly? My whole family will be in West Texas at Midland the 1st weekend of April. I'll give you three guesses as to what we will be doing--and if you miss it on the 1st guess, shame on you!! :D Maybe you will be there and we can meet.[/quote]
Odessa....Lived there from the time I was 6 until we moved to Benbrook for 5 years. Just moved back about 5 months ago. At first I wondered why God sent us to S.W. Fort Worth, but we got involved at Altamesa in "Bible Hour" for the kids on Sunday nights and I helped design stage sets for the VBS musicals for 3 years. Then I understood why. My wife and I were introduced to so many NEW things (Bible Hour, Praise Teams, Musicals, UPLIFTING worship, CLAPPING in assemby *gasp*) all these things encouraged me and my wife.
Being back where I grew up and acting as Worship and Youth Director, we are trying to take some of these ideas used by a BIG church with a BIG church BUDGET, and apply them to small church volunteers and budget. It is a chore, but things are progressing. We should have a youth website up within a month, when I'm finished with it I will post the address, we are excited about the way things are going.
Odessa is just west of Midland. My office is at the air terminal between Midland and Odessa. Out our windows I can see where they are working on the new site for "Rock the Desert", which drew more than 100,000 people (last year) for Contemp. Christian Concert held outdoors over 2+ days.
In Midland...first weekend in April?..you say....I probably need only ONE guess. "Stream in the Desert 2004"....April 2-4. :clap: Yes, I'm planning to attend! and YES, I am excited of the possibility of meeting you then, let me know!
In pursuit of Him,