I met Damon through one of our church members. He and I have a kindred spirit, and he was very thankful that I was able to attend his father's funeral. Damon, please know that I love you and I will continue to lift you up before our Lord. May He comfort you during this difficult time.
I then visited with a dear preacher friend of mine named Dennis Bratton. Dennis is the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church of Jacksonville, and he gave me a tour through his facilities. One of the strongest elements of this church is their love for missions and outreach. Normally on a Sunday, this church runs over 4,100 in attendance, and there is a constant longing for worldwide evangelism. I do NOT know many preachers who have done as good a job as Dennis.
Tomorrow morning, I will board a non-stop flight for LAX, and Lord willing, I'll see each of you this weekend in church.
This trip was very difficult to squeeze into my schedule, but I believe it was important for many reasons... The most important was to encourage my friend Damon. Please keep him in your prayers....