From the Hawaiian seas to the mountains of the California High Sierras. Following our trip to Maui for the School of Ministry, we stopped at Living Word Church and the Christian Retreat Lodge (a great place for a personal or a leadership retreat) in Mi Wuk Village, California. Pastors Pat and Celine McDonald lead this strong ministry committed to discipling believers and raising up church planters. In the Wednesday evening service, Frances challenged the full house not to limit the way God works in the new season ahead, as His ways are not ours. A great time of ministry followed.
Pat served as my historian and tour guide to the Yosemite National Park—a wonder of the world, “ the grandest of all of the special temples of Nature….” From the High Sierras, Granite Cliffs, Giant Sequoias and the Lush Valley—all created by God, you stand in awe and wonder. We serve an amazing God! Sadly, the drought and insects have killed millions of these majestic trees in the region. Pray for rain.