We soon settled into a routine in Ft.Worth and things were going great. I got an opportunity to go to Brunswick, Maine to preach a revival in the Spring of 1971. God provided the funds to fly and God did a marvelous work during the week I was there. It is still in my memory bank as a spiritual milestone. In fact, a few months later the church lost their pastor and they asked me to come be the pastor but I had to turn them down because I was one semester from graduating. I was coaching at St. Mary's School and really loved it. Most of my students were Hispanic and I got a real cultural lesson. I had some wonderful students. I did not know at the time God was preparing us for Latin America. The Fall of 1971 began and time approached in which I was to graduate. I had filled out information in order for churches to look and see if they wanted a Seminary graduate but no takers. We were getting desperate. One day I was passing through the Rotunda of Scarborough Hall and there was a man there recruiting for people to go to Ohio and start churches. I talked with him. He gave me some material and I went home and told Sandra of that only possibility of ministry. It was frightening to us. But we prayed and said Lord if this is where you want us to go we will go. A prayer of surrender. The next two days we received two calls from churches inquiring about an interview. One was in a little town in Louisiana as pastor and the other was in Pasadena,TX as associate pastor. We interviewed with both and decided on the Pasadena position. We went from famine to feast overnight. Little did we know what lay ahead of us. God was graduating us from Seminary but was about to place us in the school of fire.
What we Learned on Sunday? Insights, ideas and Inspiration