Susan Rodgers

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lovin’ It

Have you ever found yourself doing what you never thought you’d do, and realize you’re passionate about it?

Ben and I have been pastoring Healing Place Church’s Swaziland campus for 18 months, now, and I’m more excited than ever to be doing this.

On Sunday mornings, I leave the house early for worship practice with snacks for our volunteers in tow. Since we’ve begun to have two services, we now get home well after 1:30 p.m.—-last Sunday it was after 2:30! Today at our house we hosted 30 or so people for a late lunch after church, holding our monthly HPC leaders meeting. Hours were invested yesterday in purchasing and preparing the food for today. Praise Jesus for our faithful hospitality team who helped!

Instead of feeling weary, I find myself exhilarated with all of it. I thrive on doing what the Lord has called us to do. I sincerely love our people. When we see evidence of spiritual growth in their lives, we are thrilled! And the Lord has blessed us with amazing, faithful volunteers who help make this happen.

Another really cool thing is how all three of my kids are lovin’ it, too. They helped with all the food preparations yesterday. Kayla is in the kid leadership program, so she is busily helping in various ways at children’s church. Levi is learning how to help run the sound board and is diligently learning guitar, eager for the day he can help lead worship. Trinity tags along with Kayla and loves on everyone she sees.

And to think, I never thought I’d be a pastor’s wife. God sure has a sense of humor. I’m well aware of the fact that without Him, we can’t do any of this. Without His strength, we’d fall on our faces, for sure. But He is doing it, and sometimes I just sit back, amazed at all that’s going on.




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