Saturday night was the big night. I told everyone I know via Facebook and twitter and in person. Our church had announced it and reminded people over and over for weeks. Shaun Groves flew all the way from Nashville to Houston to sing at our church.
Not that many people showed up. I honestly expected this because our church has a history of this. It’s frustrating. I’m completely grateful they supported the event financially and through marketing but when the rubber met the road they didn’t support it with their presence. I’m so glad for those that did come.
The few people that DID come sponsored twenty-six kids through Compassion International. Some people sponsored kids for the first time. Many people added to the handful of sponsored kid photos already hanging on their fridge. We added a little boy, Macase, thirteen years old, from Haiti. Yes, of course, Haiti. It just made sense.
It’s easy for me to get down on my super wealthy community for not doing more. But this weekend the lives of twenty-six kids were changed completely. These kids will have a new relationship with someone far away from them who really cares about them. They will be fed and educated. They will hear the gospel and feel loved by Christians.
Because the Spirit moved at The Fellowship. Because Shaun and Micah were willing to leave their families for the weekend and come to Katy for a little Tex-Mex and singing.
For that, I can’t thank Jesus enough.