Friday, June 3, 2011

Philip And Holly Wagner At Mercy In Sacramento – Check Out These Pictures!!!

I am just about to board a plane to head home after three nights in California and wanted to drop you a quick note and share these pictures with you of Pastors Philip and Holly Wagner of Oasis Church in Los Angeles.

Mercy California Program Director, Cheryl Bangs, Pastors Philip and Holly, and Me
What a great time we had on Wednesday with the girls and staff inside the Sacramento home. It all started with us picking Philip and Holly up at the airport, followed by a quick stop at Starbucks (a prerequisite before speaking :) ), and then on to the home where we spent the entire day.

Pastors Philip and Holly, Me, and the Mercy Residents
We had a great time of praise and worship with special guests from the Sunset Christian Center worship team, followed by Holly teaching a tremendous message on the power of staying at your post -- not leaving when things get hard and how that applies to every area of our lives.

After that we took a lunch break and had an awesome time together in the Mercy dining room which seats approximately 75 people. We were also joined by our very own Kathy Farrington, who is the co-pastor of Sunset Christian Center, and her husband, Greg. We just about packed the dining room out and so enjoyed the meal that the girls and staff prepared for us. It was a great time of fellowship with not only our guest speakers, but we were also joined by six very special friends from Reno, Nevada. My dear friend, Jane Albright who is the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Nevada, made it a point to come spend the day with us and bring some new friends.

In the afternoon we heard a powerful message from Philip about relationships. The wisdom he imparted was invaluable as he spoke from the point of view of not just a pastor, but also as a father of a son and daughter who are now young adults.

We had such an amazing day, and I just wanted to share about it with you!