Monday, June 11, 2012

Send Me!

5th Annual Legacy Leadership Conference 

Over 600 registered attenders

Our t-shirt designed by our Go Team's, Ashton, (her parents own "Carolina Girl" tee-shirts and more)  contains the following verse:

Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go for us?"And I said, "Lord, I'll go! Send me."  Isaiah 6:8

Little did we know that verse would be the theme of the Legacy Leadership Conference!

Thank you Jonathan and Serena for supplying the mics to proclaim the word!!!

When we think of World Missions often this verse comes to mind though our response if more likely... no not me or yes, Lord I'll go if you can't find anyone else.   But what would happen if we changed our paradigm to waving our hand expectantly like a first grader... oh, oh, oh,.... choose me... choose me..... SEND ME!!!

It really is a privilege if we get to Go for the Lord... it's not a penalty as we like to think.  
Face it -- if you grew up in the church you may have thought, oh God... 
don't send me... please don't send me ... to Africa... to China.

It's time to change our ideas!

One Day!   In One Day everything can change!  

The words, "One Day", appear many times in scripture.  Approximately 200 times  both words appear in one verse!  The description is often about Jesus and we often read over those words... but they hold so much power!   Let me tell you what happened at the 2012 Leadership Conference.   

The 5th Annual Legacy Leadership Conference was beyond description... a  tremendous success!

The theme of the two day Legacy Legacy Leadership Conference this year was "Change." 

Then God took over!

My ideas were too small!

My thoughts were too simplistic!   

God had much more... much, much more in store!

"And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us"  Then I said, "Here am I!  Send me.   And He said, "Go and say....."

As I began to preach these words rang in my mind.   The passages for the Legacy Leadership Conference were from the book of Acts.  We began teaching on "Waiting on God" then moved to "Surrender".  Both are obvious preconditions to the pouring out of the Holy Spirit.   But then things began to change.

I don't believe I have ever experienced anything quite like it.

God's power, His spirit was so evident as we shared the word of God.

 God dropped into my heart to challenge the pastors to "GO"....  that they must leave villages and families and go to the lost people groups of Africa.  They already give up so much it was hard to imagine that this was what I was to preach.  But the burden was so heavy on my heart I could do nothing else.

  New ministries must start and new churches must be planted.  The challenge was from that "holy ground" upon which we held the conference, that they would reach Africa for Christ. 

The response of the 600+ pastors and leaders was nothing short of miraculous.  Young and old answered the call.  Over 150 responded that they were willing to follow God anywhere and were going to start new ministries.  

I was humbled beyond belief.  

Then the total unexpected happened.

Pastor Wilson, the host pastor said that this conference had spoken prophetically 
in to his heart and he was resigning his church.... and starting a new ministry. 
 I was in shock... the leaders applauded... he was leading the way!

Blog readers, we simply can not keep doing church the same way!   Instead of "oh no...not me".. the response should be like a first grader in school who know the answer to a question.   

The child waves his hand back and forth.... "choose me... choose me"!!!!

Next time the Lord asks the question, "Who will go?" 

Begin waving your hand... "Oh, oh... send me... send me"!

The Legacy Leadership Conference was used by God to stir up a sending movement.

Pray for those who have decided to GO they will need your intercession!

Thank you to those who gave and prayed.

Your giving and prayers birthed much fruit.

 Only history will record how great is the harvest.

God Bless you,  dw


  1. The picture of Dwight with the mic pack made me smile. : )
    We are praying daily for the GO team. It's so amazing to see what God is doing through all of the people on the team!