Saturday, May 03, 2008

Going To The Hall

I spent this past week in the Albany, New York area speaking at a conference sponsored by the New York State Police. I am an avid baseball fan and this trip gave me the opportunity to attend the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. What a great trip it was. I invited my father to come with me and we had three great days of fellowship. The car above is probably the only police car in the Village of Cooperstown. I was there an entire day and it never moved.

I have been fortunate to meet many officers from across the United States and I am never dissapointed. I have written several articles in the past on the issue of police training so when I get invited to speak based on those articles it gives me the opportunity to discuss Jesus in a setting designed solely for police training.

Do I get nervous? Unfortunately, yes. Have I been able to overcome that? By the power of the Holy Spirit, yes. The one-hour speech on police pursuits to a few hundred New Yorkers was no different but God is awesome and at the end of the speech, an officer came up to me and thanked me for what I had said. It was a fellow officer in Christ and his encouragement made the entire trip worth while.

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