Where did the time go? Is it really the last day of 2012? They are right . . . the older you become, the faster the years end!
Thinking back over 2012, one of the most fulfilling things the Lord had me participate in was a new effort our staff at Compass named “Just One More.”
Its name was adopted from the final scene of the powerful movie, Schindler’s List. The main character, Oscar Schindler ransoms 1,100 Jews who were to be exterminated in the Nazi death camps. As the end of WWII is announced, he is overcome with grief that he could have sold his gold lapel pin for enough to ransom one more person destined for a death camp . . . just one more.
So, each of our team prayed for The Lord to bring to mind at least one person they could mentor for the year. A person who was clearly called to serve in this area of teaching people to handle money God’s way, and would make a commitment to mentor at least one a year for the rest of their lives.
Our Lord was very good to me by bringing two outstanding men, Doug Allen and Ken Battles, as my “Just One Mores.” Doug is a 36 year old Physical Therapist and Ken is an extraordinarily capable tech guy who heads up Compass at a vibrant African-American church in the Orlando area.
Simply put, we had a blast! My focus was on helping them understand WHY he do things the way we do at Compass. Why we designed the small group studies. Why coming to know Jesus better is the key to any growth in ministry. Why we conduct and design the ministry the way we do–all based on God’s word. The Lord knit our hearts together, as we lived life together.
Doug and Ken now have their own “Just One Mores” for 2013, as do I.
If you have an interest in learning more about this mentoring, just leave me a note under the “Contact” tab on the home page.
May 2013 be a memorable year as you spend time in God’s word and growing in your love for Christ.
Warmly in Jesus,