Last night we arrived back at home in Montana, after two weeks out on the road, with our hearts full of faith and excitement over what we have seen God do. It was also an emotional day for us as it marked six-months since Lenya went home. We were internally celebrating and simultaneously reliving painful memories. That’s just life in this tent–it’s valleys low and mountains high, sorrowful yet always rejoicing, perplexed but not in despair…Therefore we do not lose heart.
The west coast tour ended w/ a bang. God blessed the final of three California dates greatly. It was special being in San Jose as that was where my wife made her commitment to purity in 5th grade–and it was at the same church we held the event in! The Boise event was straight up out of control. So many showed up that they couldn’t all fit in the building or overflow! Then at the invitation the space up front filled quickly as did several aisles, from the stage all the way to the back of the room. When the dust settled, at these final two events we saw 330 respond to the gospel and 1,953 committed their sex-lives to God! That’s in addition to those who watched on line and were impacted.
We ended the tour the same way we always celebrate as a family when someone gives their heart to Jesus at an event. We danced. We threw on one of Lenya’s favorite songs and had a family dance party, rejoicing with those in the presence of the angels in response to all that God had done. I am so thankful for our team’s hard work and dedication in the past two weeks. Not just those who went, but also those who remained behind. Pulling off a national 6 city tour while simultaneously having church in 5 different cities in Montana is no small feat. This is called running with horses.