Revival

Live with Eternity's Values in View

This statement stood over the pulpit of one of the historic revivalist churches in America.  

Sometimes our greatest passions are right under our nose (or in town) and we don't even know it.  I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association last year.  Little did I know, their offices were still in town during my freshman and sophomore years of Bible college (where I was studying to be an evangelist!).  One of the greatest evangelistic organizations to tread upon the earth, right under my nose (literally blocks away), and I didn't even realize it until they were gone - moved to North Carolina nearer the homes of Billy and Franklin Graham.  Thank goodness God redeemed the time!

I had a similar encounter earlier this week.  My boss, our radio network's Executive Director David McIver and I drove down to Bloomington, MN to visit the campus of Bethany Church, Bethany School of Missions and Bethany Publishing House.  I knew that my favorite author, the late Leonard Ravenhill used to be published through Bethany Publishers, but I was in for a bigger surprise ...