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Today Was a Great Day


Every once in awhile, you have an absolutely outstanding day, and God’s faithfulness is overwhelming.  Today was one of them.  Here’s the rundown:

  1. Donuts with my wife and son
  2. Sermon prep
  3. Meeting discussing future vision of some specific ministry and my role in it
  4. Developing a staff training for social media engagement with a few folks
  5. Staff prayer time where we prayed for our children and that our faith would be like theirs
  6. Strategy Team meeting with men I would take a bullet for
  7. Interview with a potential resident in our newly-minted residency program
  8. Finish sermon prep
  9. Preach the gospel to a room full of college students excited about a movement at The University of Texas
  10. Go home to spend time with wife, son, and in-laws who just arrived
  11. Pack my bags for the hospital in anticipation of the birth of my second son

All I can say is that God is absolutely gracious, sufficient for my endurance, and fully able to accomplish more that I can imagine.  King Jesus is good to me!

By Todd Engstrom

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth.

God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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