Drumpellier Pro-Am – (3/9/16)
Last year I did not play particularly well at this event but had some good chats with some of the other Pros which is always positive. I was not quite prepared for what was to happen today but I know that God’s plan for the ministry in Scotland has now moved up a gear and I am excited to see where he is going to take us.
On arrival to the club something felt a bit different and I couldn’t put my finger on it. As I entered the clubhouse I checked in with the PGA and was about to go for a practice putt when I was offered a breakfast voucher to which I initially declined. As I walked away I thought to myself I would just go back and have a quick roll and a tea before going out as I thought it was just about to rain, so I turned back and accepted the ticket. As I sat in the lounge I was approached by my team members who introduced themselves as David, Maurice and David. Right away they all asked me what club I represented so that gave me a great chance to sit at the table and have their full attention as I explained my role and my faith. To my surprise, Maurice mentioned that he was also a Christian and was quite active in his church. As we sat and chatted away I felt this was a real divine moment as Maurice seemed to know so many people who he felt could be good for progressing the Golf ministry. Heading to the 1st tee I felt uplifted by the start to the day and this carried on to the course. It has been a while since I felt so comfortable playing and I definitely sensed a real calm about the day combined with a bit of excitement as to what the future held for Logos Scotland. We continued chatting all the way round and the guys even mentioned that they might be able to make it to the Golf Day in October but apart from that we had forged a real friendship and I knew this meeting was no accident.
At dinner I got to sharing my vision of a Logos Golf Ministries Pro-Am next year and all the guys agreed they would be happy to support this by purchasing a team so the day could not have went any better, apart from the one blip of dropping a shot as usual at my dreaded 17th hole to finish 1 over. We exchanged email addresses before leaving and Maurice and I have since been in touch to arrange meeting up again.
I almost wasn’t going to enter for this Pro-Am but felt I should, and even when I spoke with the PGA asking if I could have a later tee-time, I got 9.20am?
Sometimes when it appears things are not going in the right direction we need to trust that God is in control and what he has waiting for us is far better than what we could organise through our own understanding. I know there are great things to come and I look forward to meeting the people he will place in my path.
Please pray for those mentioned in this report.
In His Service,
Logos Golf Ministries Ambassador on the Tartan Tour
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