Hey Friends,

If you follow me on Twitter you know I’m in Sydney for the #hillsongconf.  It has been glorious.  The worship and the sermons have been more than challenging.  I am fired up to get back to “our House” @faithpromise.  We miss our family and are even more fired up for the second half of 2012.

I had an unusual experience this morning in the session.  (Remember we are 14 hours ahead of Knoxville.)  This morning we sang the Star Spangled Banner.  30,000 Aussies singing our song was pretty cool, but after that Pastor Brian Houston prayed for America.  I was already moved by the song, but the intercession pushed me and Michele over the edge.

We are told the world hates America.  It is not true here.  The entire assembly of believers prayed for us.  Wow!!! Around the world believers intercede for our nation.  Are they more passionate for revival for us than we are?  Watching the Body of Christ as one, the Lord was pleased.

We in America have so much to celebrate and to be thankful for.  Truly God has blessed, and we pray, “God Bless America!”

Happy 4th of July!  Enjoy all we have.

See ya when Michele and I get back.

Love ya,

Pastor Chris