Monday, January 15, 2018

LIFT America Gathering

On Sunday evening, January 14, 2018, 144 educators gathered from around Central Florida to praise, worship, fellowship and enjoy a tremendous meal prepared by Carrabbas. Mike Hicks, the director of LIFT America for Christian Educators, dreamt of having a gathering of Christian Educators a few year ago while serving as a Biology teacher in California. His first gathering had 50 tables of 8 - 400 educators! He was able to replicate the gathering a few more times when God called him to do this across the nation. Our LIFT dinner in Central FL was the 9th nationally with 9 more schedule for this year alone. What a blessing to gather with our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

The LIFT America video introduction

The goal of the evening is for educators to gather with other Christians from their schools in table of 8. Rich discussions over dinner and reflection time help us to realize that we can replicate small gatherings on our own campuses to pray for the needs of our schools. With more than 20 schools represented, we believe that more and more prayers will be lifted up at the campus level each day. 

The theme for the evening was "Who's My ONE  based on Matthew 18:10-14 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish."

LIFT America Central Florida video

Be encouraged! You can reach one with love each day. We are called to be Jesus in the public schools, displaying His love to those we touch. You may not be able to reach them all, but you can love ONE each day. Ask Him daily who that is to be!

Photo Album of the Central Florida LIFT America dinner

As always, I am prayerfully yours,

Note: To more fully understand 16-9, please read the first blog entry by clicking here.

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May God bless you with success His way this 2017-2018 school year.

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