Yesterday I played basketball with our guys and some college students who are back for summer vacation. The guys we played against played for the Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) high school team (SPH is the international school that our kids will be going to at the end of July), therefore they were pretty good.
I don’t think I have played basketball for months so this morning when I woke up, my whole body was sore. I guess as I get older, my body cannot do the things that it was able to do when I was in college – but my mind still thinks it can.
It was great just building relationships with people. It reminded me a lot of the earlier years of HMCC when I would go to the gym and play ball. We would also play on the outside courts into the wee-hours of the nights, then afterwards go to Denny’s or 7-Eleven and have a cold slurpee. Just thinking about it makes me get a brain freeze!
After two games, we just sat around and talked a little bit about everything and anything. It was awesome. I realized that this is how ministry is done, as we build relationships with people. We are praying as we share our lives that we can ultimately share Christ.
Tonight, the guys and I are going to head out to a Men’s Business Fellowship gathering in Jakarta. It is a gathering of men who represent the business sector of Indonesia. Many of them are expats and Indonesians who have studied aboard. I am looking forward to building relationships with this people group who represent an important part of reaching Indonesia. It is humbling to know that God is allowing me to redeem some of my passion and background for business to build up His Kingdom.
This weekend, our team will be spending some time in Jakarta with some of the people who are interested in being part of our church plant, as well as people that we have already built relationships with, in the last 5 days.
The momentum is building and we are looking forward to see all that God is going to do.