Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm thrilled to be here doing what I'm doing

I must admit that the last year has been a real eye opener and a real season of testing for my family and I. The Well is and has been our dream for the last two and a half years, and now that it is here it's turning out to be the hardest thing I've ever done. The most amazing thing is, I wouldn't trade where I am and what I'm doing now for anything else.

God has been so gracious to us as he has added some incredible people as part of our church family. I am constantly amazed that people consider me their pastor and are willing to entrust their lives to my counsel and insight. I have spent much of my time over the last few months praying, fasting and studying. I feel like a butterfly that is just about to emerge from the pupa stage or is it larva (it's been a while since I took biology in school), and I am ready to spread my wings in all their glorious color and fly.

The biggest thing I've learned over the year that our church has been in existence is that there are subtle cultural nuances about being a pastor in the USA that differ vastly from being a pastor in Nigeria or for that matter anywhere else. Part of the learning curve for me is staying true to the vision God gave me while adapting to these cultural nuances. I love what I do! I love the people I have been called to serve!! I love what God is doing in and through The Well!!!