Team Meeting #4
Post date: Mar 27, 2011 1:16:01 AM
Dear Kairos Brothers and Sisters,
Wow!!! Time is close at hand and our last meeting before the big weekend is this coming Friday April,1st. I would like to share something with you today that will hopefully be an encouragement to you before we head into the Kairos weekend.
We talk much about the Four L's in Kairos. They are the keys to our ministry of affirmation. To show the men who feel unloved and unwanted, that "You are worthwhile. I affirm your worthiness. I love you."
I would like for us to focus on this passage John 15:1-17, now and throughout the weekend. Let this be our prayer for one another. I love this passage where it talks about "I am the vine and you are the branches..."
As we prepare to go into the prison, we must focus on our connectedness to the love that Christ has brought to us and our dependence upon that Love. That is the vine, and we must remember our role as branches, as the arms and legs, the human forms, that put God's love in action, as we "Listen,listen,Love,love."
As we begin to reach out and actually come into contact with those whom God will send to be with us for the weekend, we must not depend on our own strength to effect a change in their lives. This is the work of the Holy Spirit!
Our job is really simple. Our job is to simply proclaim Christ's presence and influence in our own lives to the residents and to love the residents wherever they are.
"...for you can do nothing without me."
If we remain firmly rooted in the vine, we "will bear much fruit."
I love you all and I have been praying for each one of you. God has put together an incredible team and it is an honor to serve with each one of you.
Now for a little house keeping. This will be our last meeting and we will have many things to do.
I will need the remaining men giving talks to be ready to present them Friday evening.
Hopefully, you have finished your letter's by now or you are very close to being finished. Please don't wait until the last minute. You will need your rest. After Thursday we will know the men who will be on the weekend.Sometimes we need to correct the spelling of their names. So, we will be able to address the letter's Friday night after the team meeting.
Tommy Tucker will be set up in the back if you still need to pay for the weekend. God has really blessed us over the past few months. God is so good!!!
Our meal will be provided by Tracy and Lisa Byrd. They are cooking for us to help raise money for our Consecration Meal we will enjoy together Thursday evening. Remember your spouses are welcomed to join us for dinner. I will have a sign up sheet on Friday if you haven't already done so. So give generously.
I want to thank you for supporting our Kairos Outside Ministry. You were very generous and they really appreciated your giving hearts.
Childcare will be provided by reservation only. Please let me know by Tuesday evening if you will be needing childcare. I will need their names and ages ASAP.
I know each one of you are as exited as I am for Neal #26. Keep on praying!!!
I love you!!!