April 24, 2011

He is Risen!

What an amazing day! Easter Sunday - the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was truly an amazing day.

I started out the morning with our amazing volunteers at Southbrook Monroe. We started at 8:00 am with FUSE - a 10 minute time of celebration and encouragement. It's so much fun to hang out with people who love our church, and who love making Sundays special. And they made Easter Sunday extra special. From the parking lot to the coffee and special baked goods, the entire experience was exceptional. I am so thankful to serve and worship with such great people.

We tried something different this year. We had two services. I was privileged to preach live at both. We had as many people in the 9am service as we typically have at the 11am service. The 11am service was packed today. So many guests, and so many people joining to celebrate our risen Lord. We had 5 people give their lives to Jesus today at Monroe. So awesome!

I tossed a little stuffed rabbit at Garren today, and he reacted, raising both arms and pulling them in to catch it! It was so crazy and unexpected.

I'm looking forward to another week of great progress from Garren. He is getting better at typing out messages, still slow, but getting better. Today he told us he wants to watch the Superbowl. We have it on DVD. We were going to watch it today, but we all fell asleep this afternoon, and then we forgot. We'll get that soon.

Have a great!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of Garren's progress. I'd like to come and visit him sometime soon. I think of you all often and remember you in my prayers. Love,
Aunt Juanita

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

Lifting his hand and wiping his mouth and then raising both arms! Answers to prayers! All of us Hinkles keep praying. My youngest asked me to get him onto the blogs so he can keep up. Thank you for taking us on this adventure with you. We cried with you through your pain, but rejoice at every twist and turn of progress! He has risen indeed!

Anonymous said...

He caught a rabbit!!! My mind is just excited with this news....from no movement, to actually catching something....WOW!!! Please dont feel that you MUST post something every day....you have a very full schedule, and we can pray for all of you even if you don't post...and we will...just don't want you to think, "oh, no, I forgot to put something on the blog"....when you feel like you want to post, or have the time, yes, we are so very interested, but don't put more pressure on yourselves....Pastor, Nancy, Kara, Kelsey, Garren...praying for you all, and are so thrilled with all this progress....my, our God is good!!! Love and prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter...two days late, but the celebration and the meaning continue every day. So glad to hear Garren's reacting and communicating. Many praises. Sounds like you guys are busy getting back in to the swing of things. So thankful you all got to spend Easter together. What a blessing. In for the long haul, will continue to pray, The Sisk Family

Patti Griffin, Teacher said...

I am so happy to hear he is typing! I am Garren's typing teacher at PDMS, Mrs. Griffin.
Please tell him I have been continuously praying for him, as my family have and our little one's in children's church at Sandy Ridge. Is Garren ready for new visitor's yet or still too soon?