You can hear their singing down the hall on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. The doors to the chapel are propped a bit. That's where the sound escapes and rushes down the hallways. It’s a movement of the Spirit of God that is gracing Hillcrest three times per week before school begins.
There was more talking than game planning before the games on December 28 and 29 inside the Comet gym. Players from Hillcrest’s 2000 second place in state team gathered with the 2001 third place team. Conversations didn’t center on Basketball or the old days. Discussions centered with how kids are doing and what is new in the workplace. Younger alumni shared how college is going, what campus ministries they’re involved in, and some of the challenging things that are happening on their campus. But when the laces tightened the focus shifted to a game the 30+ alumni who gathered knew by heart, instructed by Coach Preston to approach the court with special attention.
“Tell them, ‘I have this annoying teacher who said I have to go out and ask people questions. Could I ask you a question?’” Wayne gave them instruction. He went on to say, “Just ask them what they think about when life begins.” He told them to keep the conversations light and fun, to work to gather perspectives for why people think the way they do. He encouraged them not to make judgements, but instead to truly understand what some ideas are for people to be pro-life or pro-choice. He then gave them the SLED acronym; size, level of development, environment, degree of dependency, as a simply way for them to explain why they logically support a pro-life position.
Two teen mothers gave their hearts to Christ after reading with us Ephesians 5. That's right, Ephesians 5. When has that happened in this history of the world? It was so powerful. I don't remember a time being part of an evangelism outreach where the Holy Spirit was so evident. Wow! It was such a great day.