Something really special happened at our men’s breakfast Saturday morning. We had asked Police Chief Dana to come and fill us in our what’s going on in our valley from his unique perspective. (We do this from time to time to have a better view of how to pray for our valley.) Today was going to be no different...until...
Friday morning, I got a link to a news report sharing that Chief Richard Dana was on medical leave as of Thursday. The new acting chief is Dave Brown. Not knowing who would show up, I came to the breakfast with some real interest in what might happen.
God’s hand was on the entire group of guys that showed up. Dave Brown was very open about his faith and his desire to really care for the people under his watch. He patiently and specifically answered tons of questions. Throughout his presentation and our Q & A time he mentioned how much he needed our prayers about a half dozen times.
When Chief Brown wrapped up the Q & A, I asked the guys to gather around him. We came together as a group and laid hands on the Chief and prayed for him. This was very powerful and meaningful for all of us. I know it meant a lot to Dave Brown, because he said so.
As the entire morning unfolded, it became evident to me that God’s hand was on the entire thing. Less than 48 hours after being thrust into this very critical position, Chief Brown was surrounded by the men of Community and covered in our prayers.
Thank you God for taking over our breakfast!