Yesterday, I had the privilege of spending a good chunk of the day with David Mainse, the founder of 100 Huntley Street. He is on a tour across Canada thanking his supporters. We had the honour of hosting his visit to Port Hardy at our church.
I have to confess that I didn’t know a lot about David before meeting him yesterday. I knew about his TV show but that was about it. I am so glad that I got an opportunity to get to know him better.
David is a man who is passionate about sharing his deep faith in Jesus Christ with others and his desire is to see God relate in a very real way to each individual’s life. This is what his ministry is all about. He has dedicated the last 50+ years of his life to sharing the Good News of salvation.
What impressed me most about David is his willingness to change and innovate. He has not been content to just keep doing the same things in the same way. Throughout his 50 years of ministry on television he always been on the lookout for new means and new ways to use media and technology to spread the Good News of salvation.
I was greatly inspired yesterday as 75-year-old David Mainse gave me and a group of pastors a passionate talk about using the Internet and other forms of technology to further the Kingdom of God. Most 75 year old’s don’t even own a computer!
David has been very willing to change with our changing world. His message has never changed but his methods and means have.
It is so easy to resist change.
It is easy to fear change.
I hope when I am 75 I will have the same willingness and desire to adopt change and to innovate as David Mainse.
Who has inspired you recently?