Our Return Home Hilltop It's always fitting and bittersweet to end our trips on a Sunday. We begin our day with worship at Hilltop. It's nice to be part of a church here. Matt's preaching is solid and challenging, but you also see how a community church reaches out to its neighbors. They presented gifts and recognition to the 3 High School graduates they had, they promoted a car and motorcycle show they plan in the next few weeks, so you saw how they cared both inward and outward.
Lorin and Laura Lorin met up with Laura, as she's been emailing since we met her three trips ago when we first started staying at Hilltop. They caught up, and Laura gave Lorin a custom shirt she had made with "Team Lorin" printed on the back. Lorin also received some artwork from one of the children at Hilltop
The Greenwoods Joyce and Robert joined us for worship. This was all part of our growing cultural experience. Robert was there to present Art with his bolo tie, in response to Art'…
Devotionals: Sorry guys, they're so good, can't share 'em!
Morning: Bu Bu shared from his heart about trying to raise and encourage his kids in things, including basketball, but realized he really should be encouraging them in the growth the Lord has for them. Was very personal and very touching. So much so, I felt we had to preserve his privacy. It encouraged us more to look for God's movement in people even more than what we want/see for them.
Evening: Chris C Chris shared about his family, and what it's like to have kids.. and how sometimes there can be communication disconnects on both sides, the parents and the kids... was honest and personal. And then he applied that to his personal relationship with God.. that often he's too busy asking/talking and not listening enough. His examples were personal.. and yes, so good.. but too much for public sharing..
He ended with us spending a couple of minutes in silence, trying to "hear&qu…