This past weekend was an absolute blast!
From setup, to serving all two full days to setting down - I can truly say that I enjoyed every bit of it.
Friday to Saturday Life Church hosted a mens conference called XCEL. And no, it doesn't have anything with spreadsheet to do. 1800 men came to our church, hungry for more of God, miracles and learning how to take the next step in their situation. Last year, I was serving somewhere I didn't get to see the fruit of what we did, but this year, I was right amongst all the volunteers, right amongst the men. After the last session on Saturday night I was at a stand called "Xcel 18" where you could sign up for next year. There were loads of guys who were so thankful for what our church put on, for what we had done for them. There was especially one guy, who came up to sign up for next year and he asked me how I was doing and how the conference had been through my perspective. Then he looked at me and said "Thank you for serving. Thank you for putting your weekend down to serve us". And sometimes, that's all you need to do conferences like these. Because even though it's been a lot to prepare, even though it's been a lot to do, it's been so worth it.
Seeing the salvations come through, seeing people get healed, finding freedom and just starting with a great new faith in Jesus, makes everything worth it. I'd do anything to make that happen.
So next year, if you are a guy, why don't you book in? It's an amazing opportunity to meet God again. To be shaken by his amazing love, to gather with 1000's of other men and just proclaim God's goodness!