Still Sick…But Excited and Grateful

Being sick stinks.  There’s no other way to slice it.  Thank you for your prayers. We got through the morning and even an afternoon debrief lunch where we made a long list of stuff we’ll work on to prepare for next weekend.  I’ll sleep early tonight and hopefully all will be good tomorrow!

I managed to make it through the morning feeling great in the services (thanks my being so encouraged to see so many people excited, and our prayers, and thanks to my portable pharmacy.)  They were great services, and by 10:00 a.m. I felt like a real pastor of a real church on two campuses.  I felt like we were part of a move of God (I think you could sense the Spirit).  It was awesome. 

I loved being in Orillia briefly at 6 a.m. to thank the incredible crew that got up earlier than I did to transport all the gear.  By the time I rolled into Barrie at 6:30 all the trailers were unloaded.  It was so cool to see so many working so hard.   We realize we have a lot to do this week to get ready for a "real service", but we’re all committed to getting the job done.   Plus, God was there anyway!

I’ll blog about the specifics on the Connexus blog but as I sit here watching the Grey Cup with my family, I’m just very thankful for it all.  I hope to get a clear mind back at some point in the next day, along with my stomach.

It’s amazing what can happen when God gives you strength, even when you feel like dirt.  Being part of an awesome community is a huge part of the blessing!  It was just so great to be part of these two dynamic campuses this morning!


  1. june stables on November 26, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Sorry to hear that you are still feeling ill Carey. I can personally relate that being sick really is bad and so can pray with great compassion for you, which we will continue to do. Sorry to have missed the second soft launch but looking forward to the official launch in Barrie on this coming Sunday. Thanks for the interesting comments on church growth as well.

  2. Stephanie on November 25, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    You were wonderful this morning Carey, sick and all!!! It was great to see your face, I know everyone in both campuses must have been inspired to see you pitching in. Continue to feel better 🙂

    Cannot wait for next week! I'll be praying for Barrie launch (how is it that time already?!?) and the second Orillia soft launch this week.

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