Today was week 2 of “A Pastor’s Wish List.” This was the Sunday I have been waiting for: “Give Orphans a Home.”
The band did a great job leading us today in worship. I sat in with them in the last service, but since I was away this week, John took charge and did a fantastic job. Today, they led us with:
- Angels We Have Heard on High – North Side Worship
- Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – North Side Worship
- O Holy Night – North Side Worship
- All I Really Want – Steven Curtis Chapman
I was honored that Jeff would ask me to share our family’s testimony concerning adoption. When I first announced it, you guys were so incredibly encouraging to our family. Today served as an update and hopefully a catalyst for other families. I was a little overwhelmed at trying to condense 10 months of intense soul searching into 15 minutes this morning, but I trust the Holy Spirit that he will use what I gave to him. While you can listen to the whole presentation here, you can also check out these videos we used:
It is only 3:37pm as I am writing this and I am already overwhelmed by the comments at the church, on Facebook, etc. One of my favorite comments was from a college student who told me this:
“Travis, you have no idea what you are going to give to that little boy. I was adopted, and you can’t understand what it means to know that my parents loved me enough to give me a home. Words cannot express what you are going to provide for him. He will have seen God’s love in his home. Thank you for doing this and reminding me how blessed I am!”
I just pray my little one can tell that to someone else one day. And maybe yours too…
Jan. 12, 6:30 – Informational meeting on how you can help with the 143,000,000 orphans in the world. Now enough talk from me, what did God show you today?
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.