This weekend, the pastoral leaders and staff of MSMBC are together in downtown Los Angeles for our annual retreat. This is when we do the heavy lifting for our plans for the upcoming year. This is about this sixth year in a row we have met together in this way. And this is about the fourth year we have met at this hotel.

We are finishing up dinner now. And we will take on work for a couple of more hours, before we quit for the night. We will start again early in the morning, and go through tomorrow afternoon.

Please pray for us as we pray and plan together. And pray for our time of fellowship together, that the Lord would draw us closer together as brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray for our time-management. We are a rowdy bunch, and can easily get distracted to chase down… whatever. And pray for my strength.