Yes, the 21st Southern California Harvest is coming! And we have some special surprises that I will tell you about soon.
Musically, we will be joined by the David Crowder Band, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, and the Katinas. On our Saturday youth night, Sanctus Real, Phil Wickham, and The O.C. Supertones will appear.
We will also have some other musical guests, as well.
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Our youngest son Jonathan got married on Saturday!
It was a beautiful wedding where family and friends joined together to witness the joining of Jonathan Allen Laurie with Brittni Alexandra Hill.
That’s right, we have a Brittany Laurie and a Brittni Laurie now!
You can post your congratulations here, if you’d like.
That’s right. Jonathan Allen Laurie was born 24 years ago. My wife Cathe and I are so proud of him and we thank God for the kind, gentle, and loving young man he has grown up to be.
As you know, since his brother’s early departure to heaven, Jonathan has gone through one of the hardest crises a person can face on this earth. He was very close to Christopher, and I know his brother is proud of him today, because my oldest son is very much alive–not on earth, but in heaven.
Jonathan has dramatically deepened his commitment to Christ and is serving the Lord. He has always been soft-spoken, for the most part, but he has bravely taken his story and shared it, challenging thousands of people to trust God, no matter what comes your way in life.
So today, we celebrate his birth, his life, and his future.
You can leave a birthday greeting for him, if you would like, right here.
On Sunday, I had the opportunity to preach to some bikers.
Many of them were not your “weekend warrior” wannabes like me, but real, genuine hardcore outlaw bikers. According to a police officer I spoke with, there were at least two “outlaw” gangs present.
Having said that, let me also say that they were one of the most attentive and respectful audiences I have ever spoken to!
Not only did I share the Christmas story, but also a gospel message. They stood quietly and took it in, and at the end, when I led those who wanted to accept Christ in a prayer, many of them responded.
We gave away some 250 New Believer’s Bibles that we had brought with us.
The joy on children’s faces
This was all a part of the Fred Jordan Mission’s annual toy drive, which is attended by thousands of generous bikers across the Southland. You could see the delight on the children’s faces as they were given toys and other gifts to brighten their Christmas.
This is the second year that I have gone, and I loved every minute of it! It rained pretty hard in the morning, but by the time our ride began, the roads were dry and clear.
So thanks for your prayers. And especially remember to pray for some of those bikers who hopefully made that commitment to Christ.