Summary: An encouragement to keep serving the Lord and reaching people where they are at
A Few Things to Remember
Can’t believe here we are Dec. 16, 2001, celebrating the Christmas season. Feel like in a dream.
I think PBC has a great chance to do well here in Vancouver. Kinda like this story:
"How many customers did you serve today?" the manager asked.
"How much was the sale?"
Flabbergasted the manager asked him to explain. The boy said, "First I sold the man a fishhook. Then I sold him a rod and a reel. Then I asked him where he was planning to fish, and he replied down the coast. So I suggested he’d need a boat - he bought that six-metre motor boat. When he said his car might not be able to pull it, I took him to the auto department and sold him a big vehicle."
The amazed boss asked, "You sold all that to a guy who came in for a fishhook?"
"No," the salesman replied. "He actually came in for a bottle of aspirin for his wife’s migraine. I told him, ’Your weekend’s shot. you should probably go fishing.’"
Look outside, almost every weekend in Vancouver is practically shot. Nothing but rain, my memory is poor but I think u can count on your fingers in on one hand in past 3 months if there was actually a weekend that was sunny. So if u can get people to own up that their weekend is shot, as you talk to your neighbors and friends and invest in a really exciting and enticing worship service where folks encounter God like the contemporary service which we just got off the ground, staffed by on-fire welcoming friendly people, with a great servant attitude which I spoke of this morning, . why? they may just go to church. May be, just maybe they will show up. So I say keep the momentum going…
I think also Vancouver is ripe for the picking. People seem to believe in anything these days…
EG Original Letter circling the Internet:
The date of the attack: 9/11 - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.
September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11
Twin Towers - standing side by side, looks like the number 11.
The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11.
There are more. . . . . . .
State of New York - The 11th State added to the Union
New York City - 11 Letters
Afghanistan - 11 Letters
The Pentagon - 11 Letters
Ramzi Yousef - 11 Letters (convicted or orchestrating the attack at the WTC in 1993)
Flight 11 - 92 on board - 9 + 2 = 11
Flight 77 - 65 on board - 6 + 5 = 11
Response from David Pawson:
WOW, I’m a goner! There are 11 letters in the name "David Pawson!" I’m going into hiding NOW. See you in a few weeks.
Wait a sec...I just realized "YOU CAN’T HIDE" also has 11 letters! What am I gonna do? Help me!!! The terrorists are after me! ME! I can’t believe it!
Oh darn, there must be someplace on planet Earth where I could hide! But no!!!! "PLANET EARTH" has 11 letters, too!
I know, the Red Cross can help. No they can’t... 11 letters in "THE RED CROSS," I can’t trust them.
I would rely on self defense, but "SELF DEFENSE" has 11 letters in it, too! Can someone help? Anyone? If so, send me email. No, don’t! "SEND ME EMAIL" has 11 letters!
Will this never end? I’m going insane! "GOING INSANE"??? Eleven letters!!
Nooooooooooo!!!!!! I guess I’ll die alone, even though "I’LL DIE ALONE" also has 11 letters!
Oh boy, I just realized that America is doomed! Our Independence Day is July 4th . . . 7/4 . . . 7 + 4 = 11!
P.S. "Foolishness" also has 11 letters.
Another thing I want to leave u with, is that some folks are just slow in coming to Christ. It may take a lot of convincing and praying on your part.
Stories from Travel Agents:
-- I got a call from a woman who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information when she interrupted me with "I’m not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts." Without trying to make HER look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa." Her response; . . . click.
A nice lady just called. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:20am and got into Chicago at 8:33am. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but she could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went very fast, and she bought that!