I had a good time speaking with the members Harding’s student organization OutReach America tonight.
They say ‘hi.’
I talked with them a little bit about the all or nothing relationship God desires to have with us, and the call of Jesus to true discipleship.
OutReach America is a group that challenges students to structure their goals after college around spreading the kingdom through team based, Harding graduate led church planting efforts. Tonight was the first meeting for OA to kick off the new school year, and it was fun helping them get things started. Marvin Crowson, founder of OutReach America and Harding University’s domestic missionary in residence, has played a vital role in seeing the work in San Francisco get off the ground. I’m proud call to he and his wife Judith friends, and look forward to hearing of many other plants occuring as a result of their motivation,guidance, and continued work with OA.
I also recieved a couple of really thoughtful gifts tonight. Marvin presented me with the Maxwell Leadership Bible (since he heard my other Bible flew off the top of my car in St. Louis – grrr) and he had everyone at the OA meeting sign it.
In addition to that, Rob Halbe got me something totally unexpected. He knows of my love for old comic books (particularly G.I. Joe and the X-Men), and he knows my favorite character of all time is Wolverine. That’s why I was very happy to get this:
Yes, that would be issue #1! This is a collector’s item, and will no doubt shoot up in value after next summer’s new Wolverine movie (the first in a trilogy) gets kicked off in theaters. I can’t wait!
One last thing. Ever watched someone try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon? Well, I did tonight, and I got it on video. Watch this: