by Rob Campbell
I have had the privilege of serving the people who suffered catostrophic losses in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. As a matter of fact, helping a few families through the devastation of Katrina was one of the most rewarding experiences of my time in ministry.
Today, I picked up a Hurricane Ike evacuee. She happens to be my 19 year old daughter who is a student athlete at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Her university has no electricity and there’s no telling when “school as normal” will return.
All this to say– I have nothing to offer you concerning cell church/group this posting. My apologies!
However, might I offer you a ministry principle that was taught to me years ago? Here it is. There is no church/ministry in the universe worth losing your family over.
Ladies and Gents– take care of your family– first!
I wouldn’t trade the five hour “catch up time” (our drive time home) with my 19 year old for anything…including a “wow” or “insightful” blog post concerning cell church!
Please understand. I don’t have the “father” and “family” thing figured out. I have many flaws as a father and husband. Yet, my mentors are relentless in my life. “It’s your relationship with God– first. Next, it’s your family. A distance third is your church/ministry.”
Today’s journey to pick up my precious evacuee was a vivid reminder of what’s important.