A Little Boasting

12 Sep

I woke up with this burning desire to tell someone how much I enjoy my team. So if you’d allow me, I’d like to take this time to do a little boasting before we head off to Duluth this morning.

Coming into this year, I was certain the thing I was going to struggle with most was feeling like I wasn’t part of the team, because I’m mainly behind the soundboard instead of behind a microphone. Not that I need to be on stage, but I want to be part of the joy that comes from pouring out your heart through music, beside 7 other people, knowing that it’s a pleasing offering to the Lord.

But of course, as with most things, what I expected isn’t even close to what actually is. My desire to be part of the music (which I am able to do, just in different capacities than I’m used to) is so pale, and almost non-existent, compared to my excitement over what I’m actually doing.  All I can think  every time I stand behind the board is, “ I can’t believe this is my team!”. I’m humbled to think that I even know them; that I get to be part of their life for a whole year, doing this thing that we all love.  In the past month, I have been nothing but impressed with them and honored to stand beside them in ministry.

I wish you could stand where I stand and see what I see, because it’s beautiful. This team blows my mind. I’m having trouble finding the words to express my joy right now. But I wish you could feel what I feel when I look up and see one of our guitarists in the back corner of the stage, singing at the top of his lungs, “Oh praise the One who paid my debt, who raised this life up from the dead”. Or when I see the shyest person on our team go and strike up a conversation with 3 teenagers after a concert. Or when a teammate leads us in a time of devotion that is exactly what we all need to hear.  I wish you could join us when we drop the prayer bomb, (our newly penned term for everyone praying at once over one person) or even to just share a meal with us, because those are always full of entertainment. I wish you could feel the love these team members have for each other, and their genuine heart to know God more.

Bottom line, I’m overwhelmed with joy over this team and what the Lord has in store for us this year, and every day I’m humbled to be part of it.

Join with us as we continue to pray:
· For our contacts: that we would be a blessing to them and their ministry as they are to us.

· For CTI 14:21: That they would be safe in their travels, and see the Lord moving in and around them more every day.

· For our partners in Taiwan and Hong Kong: That the Lord would draw people to himself through the work they are doing, and that we (CTI) would be a vessel to under gird that in the coming month.

· For the Lord to be exalted and praised in all that we do or say.


Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Updates on The Gretch


3 responses to “A Little Boasting

  1. Tj

    September 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Praise the Lord.

  2. Dave

    September 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Gretch, I agree with you 100% Each week I am amazed at the talent that surrounds me, and how the Lord uses that talent for His glory. The first time I saw this was in Weott where this blond chick was doing what man considered to be impossible. She helped me see that I am not called to be a leader, but an equipper and since then it has been an honor to help encourage and grow Christ’s next generation of worship leaders. You will recieve so much blessing this year watching your team grow and minister to others. Get ready, ’cause this ride is going to be awesome!

  3. Hannah

    September 16, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Gretchen I wish I could look at my life the way you look at yours. You are an amazing person and more people need to see life like you do. Love ya bunches!


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