The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Two Stories

I got two stories. One you might not care about. If so....then forget you! Just kidding. The other one should definitely interest girly Jordan, if she has not heard already.

First, the one relating to Jordan with the long hair. Jaime Lathan is a history teacher at NCSSM who also happens to be a member at King's Park (my church). He helps with Imago Dei (the christian club at NCSSM), among other things at the church. The biggest thing he does is working at the Youth Life Center--a place created by King's Park in the neighborhood which is considered the 'projects' of Durham. This neighborhood is something like 75-95% single parent homes and the average ANNUAL income is around $5000 (makes that rockfish salary sound a whole lot nicer huh?). Anywho, the Life Center works with the youth in the neighborhood by tutoring them but also sharing Jesus with them. One cool thing is that its been so successful that the city has asked KPIC to make more of them in the future and they dont even care if they talk about Jesus. Well the part that has to do with Mr. Lathan is that he was nominated for and won the Presidential Service Award for his work with the Youth Life Center!!! President Bush was in town Thursday and presented him with the award while he was here. I loooove me some Jay-Lay and its definitely cool to have somebody you know to win something like that. And i thought you'd want to know, Jordan, since you had him at science and math and he would always ask me how you were doing freshman and sophomore year when i saw him at KPIC.

ALSO, our children's pastor, Eric Syfrett (who is the most incredible children's pastor i've been around....he's an amazing guy), got on Wheel of Fortune and won $60000!!! One of the cool things is that once he got past the qualifying round they told him he wasnt guaranteed a spot on the show or for it to be taped. But when he finally got the call to fly out to record, it conflicted with his daughter's first birthday party. So he actually turned it down to be with his daughter (and didnt even seem to hardly hesitate to do so)!!! Thats a REAL daddy.... He still got another call and got on the show and dominated to win 60 grand. That's the favor of God right there!

Hope you're all well,