When Jesus looked at the multitude, he saw people as being harassed. I used to believe this was just about personal evangelism—that we needed more workers in the harvest field who would help people pray to receive Christ. But now I see that Jesus was asking for more workers who would stand in the gap to guard and advocate for people who were being harassed. For Jesus, love took the form of helping to protect vulnerable people.
I needed to locate people who understood this strange tight rope walk, people who shared my faith. People who loved Jesus. People who wouldn’t judge or demean my precious daughter… and who wouldn’t judge me or label me a hater because of my personal spiritual struggle.
The 2015 Portland Conference included one of my most memorable conference moments.
More than 70 parents from across the United States, and as far away as the United Kingdom made history last week by attending our first-ever Parents’ Retreat.