Monday, January 25, 2010

Hit a Lick for Jesus

A dear friend and spiritual mentor went to be with the Lord very early Saturday morning.  Rev. Chuck Conner was the founder and director of Christian Missions Unlimited (CMU), and through which nearly 300 churches have been constructed over the last 30 plus years.  Countless lives have been changed and affected by this ministry.  If Chuck was here now, he would say that all the glory belongs to God.  It was not by man, but by the strength and power of God that any and all things were accomplished by CMU teams.

I can attest to that because I have had the privilege of being part of 14 teams since 1993.  On every trip, God's power was evident.  Where we would have failed by relying on our own strength in EVERY situation, God was there to pick us up and make sure the building was finished and the dedication service was completed.  I witnessed over 2000 people give their hearts to Jesus.  It was not by our might nor our preaching but by God using willing vessels to serve Him and His word that cut through demonic activity to change the lives of a lost and dying world.

Chuck's funeral is Thursday, January 28, 2010.  It will be a celebration of a life given to the Lord as a servant, to do His will.  That servant is now with his Savior, his Redeemer, his Friend.  Chuck wanted to build churches so the Gospel will be preached and lives will be changed until Jesus comes.  He wanted to "hit a lick" for Jesus.

Mark Webb and Rev. Chuck Conner

1 comment:

Rolland said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I know Chuck meant a lot to you and I know he made an amazing impact for the Kingdom of God in Brazil. It is great to think that he has truly begun to live now that he is the in the presence of the One he served for so long. I will be lifting you and his family up in prayer.