Sunday at 2:50 PM, I took off with Joe White and his assistant, Mark Landers in Kanakuk’s private jet to head to Longview, TX. Joe spoke at a Pure Excitement event (click here for more information about Pure Excitement.) Right after that event we went right back to the airport to head over to Waco, TX. On the way to the hotel, we stopped for dinner at Taco Cabana. That got me really excited for some good ‘ole Roberto’s when I get back to San Diego in less than two weeks! The next morning was a little crazy getting everything we needed for Joe’s chapel at Baylor. Chapel went very well and it was fun to see some good friends who are there right now that I’ll be able to hang out with next year.
After, we hit up lunch at Vitek’s and you don’t go to Vitek’s and not get a gut pack. In a gut pack there is Fritos, beans, cheese, beef, homemade sausage, and some bread. Now I made a little mistake by getting a large. I was able to finish only after about 45 minutes of sitting there with it in front of me. While we were sitting there, Joe received an email from a girl who attended Baylor’s chapel just an hour prior who had planned to commit suicide but God spoke to her through Joe and instead of taking her life, she gave it to God. Praise the Lord! The next few minutes were so powerful and I will never forget the emotion that was attached to it. We went straight to the airport after lunch and headed back to Branson. Needless to say, this week started off right. I did have to miss probably the best Mystery Monday which was zip lining but I think I still won.
This week our speaker was Tim Watson who is almost a certified counselor. Tim is one of the most personable guy I've met. He's the kind of guy who you just want to keep spending more time with because he's so nice and cool! But anyways, he's teaching us how to be counselors. Biblical counseling is based on these pillars: must be rooted in God, you must exalt Jesus Christ, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, and you must love as Christ loved us. This leads to what biblical counseling is all about, to serve the glory of God and for the good of mankind.
It has been a good week, crazy, but good. As excited I am to go on to be a Baylor Bear, I have been super blessed by my time here at Link Year. It has helped shaped the man I am today and I am so grateful for that. Excited for whats to come. If you have a little time, check out my friend Michelle's blog she just started. First post is pretty cool!
Until next time.