I was in New York a couple of weeks ago. Believe it or not, it was my first time to visit. Don and Pat were honored for their contributions to our church body. I don't remember when I've been more impacted by visiting a city. I absolutely loved it. The crowdedness, the diversity, the dirtiness, the busyness etc.
I know how Jesus felt when he looked upon the crowds with compassion because they were like sheep without a shepherd. All the pressure that comes from living in New York must weigh heavily on peoples' lives. All I can do, for now, is pray that God would send more workers into the New York harvest field. Maybe in the future He will allow me to do more. For one, Francisco, one of our Hispanic workers is moving back to New York. I pray that we will be able to continue to work together even though he's there. At least that would relieve my appetite for the Big Apple for awhile.
I just have to remember, "Houston, It's Worth It." And besides, this is definitely where God has called me. Houston is where my mission field is, for now, until we realize our plans for total world domination. Thanks to Niel and Carol for letting me sleep on the couch in your basement. It was 100% better than a hotel room.