So I’ll be man enough to admit it…on occasion, I watch Oprah. Please note, the majority of the time it’s with my wife, but yeah I watch it. But it doesn’t make me cry, it makes me mad. Not mad at Oprah, but mad that I’m not doing this stuff, and instead, I’m at home watching TV about somebody else doing “the stuff”. Let me explain what I mean. Tonight for instance, we watched an episode about people fulfilling their dreams and callings (something I’m hugely passionate about). There was a lady collecting pajamas for orphans and a guy collecting children’s books for 3rd world countries. The guy had collected millions of books, and just in the one episode of Oprah the studio audience brought in 32,000 sets of kids pjs! Crazy, in one show. Now I think that’s awesome, but moreover I want to see the church responding in this way. For me, it’s church planting. I believe my calling is to help plant a grace filled church in every country in the world. That’s like 194 countries…just to buy the plane ticket alone (for a single trip at $800 each) that’s $155,200. That’s a ton of money. And that’s not counting the translation of resources and bibles, the church buildings constructed, lodging, food for the poor, water, the list goes on and on. But this needs to happen. There are so many in the world that have never heard that God isn’t mad, and that He deeply loves them. People everywhere (even in the US) are trapped in fear, condemnation, and guilt. They need the Gospel to set them free. I know how to plant a church, I know how to organize a trip to another country, and I even know how to navigate the globe (at least a good portion of it). What I don’t know yet, is how to mobilize people like Oprah and get them to respond to a need with such overwhelming response. I mean 1 lady alone brought in 10,000 sets of pajamas…and she didn’t buy any of them, she went around and asked for donations from businesses. So help me out…I’m asking for input, ideas, help…how can we at Oasis communicate the need for church planting in such a way, and give people tangible ways in which to help, to cause such overwhelming help? Seriously…leave me some thoughts on this one. Let’s get some conversation going…!