Today is John Pearson’s birthday. I do not wish every Vision member such a public Happy Birthday but Vision actually began in a conversation between John and me back in 2005. We were on the phone talking about the land that BCWE was going to buy for the Our Generation Training Center. He was concerned about getting exactly the right piece of land and the one God would have him to purchase for us to use to train young men and women to be missionaries. As he spoke of his concern I told him not to worry about it. I said just consider me the pastor and leave the final decision to me. He said that sounded good. Many other things had been happening that were leading me to make a decision that it was God’s will for me to move back to Georgia but that was the deal clincher. I got off the phone and couldnâ€™t get it out of my head that we were making a big step. We wanted to train young men and women to be missionaries. We wanted to build a training center in the US. John was going to try to make the purchase. I was going to act as the pastor with the final decision. There you have it. God dealt so strongly with me that I left a ministry that I loved with all of my heart. I came back to start a church and training center and the rest is history. Happy Birthday John! You are a blessing to me. Thank you for being such a good friend. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for the financial sacrifices that you have made for many years. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for making Vision not only a possibility but a reality. God has used you around the world in ways that only eternity will tell. I thank God for you and for the friendship that He has let me have with you. Thank you for being a Christian that just happens to be a businessman rather than a businessman that happens to be a Christian. Happy Birthday!
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