Saturday, March 28, 2009

Missing the conference

Today is the mission's Central Canada conference and I am sitting at home, unable to attend.  Even if I weren't concerned about catching something because of my immuno deficiency and lack of stamina, I wouldn't be able to go simply because I feel so poor this morning. I could barely make it up a flight of stairs or walk more than a few steps without panting like I had run a marathon. I decided to stay in my office because at least there is a washroom nearby that I don't need to navigate stairs to get to.

I recorded a short message for this conference and next week's in Edmonton (which I won't be able to make either).  It's disappointing, of course.  I always enjoyed these events, even if they were tiring.  I also wanted to hear Mr. Kim from North Korea share as well.  But I don't think that I will be able to hear him tomorrow either when he speaks at our church during the morning services (City Centre Baptist). However, as I mentioned in a text message to one of my colleagues today who is at a homeschool conference for the mission, this does give me time to pray for everyone.  And so, I find myself breathing a prayer from time to time for the speakers, asking God to use them in a great way today.  And that's a significant thing in and of itself, isn't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You were really missed at the conference but I was glad that you prepared a short message for us. The attendance was good with quite a number of young people and children. The way Trevor Dick's music blended in was so good. Greg did a great job as did Mr. Kim and Mr. Foley. We were challenged and encouraged.
In your comments I really appreciated your focus on prayer. How we need the Lord.
I keep praying for you and your family.