Every year, come Valentines Day, the creative ingenuity of the Headquarters Staff swings into motion as they tirelessly organize an extravagant banquet for the IBLP Directors. The efforts put into the banquet this year were as meticulously detailed as ever! Without the help of many willing workers, each displaying the heart of a servant, the banquet would never have been possible!
I had the privilege of being in charge of the portrait studio. It was a daunting task: shoot 23 studio quality images, edit them, print them, frame them, and have them ready to display in less than 5 hours! Having never directed this before, I learned very quickly that properly delegating tasks is an important aspect of being a servant. Sacrificing the enjoyment of doing it myself, I had to teach others how to do what needed to be done and let them do it, or else, the finished product would never have been possible!
Zach worked the entire time behind the scenes. When asked why everyone was able to work together so well, he answered “Everyone was willing to do whatever job they were assigned to; and they did it with their whole heart.” His words back up his own actions, “When there was a break in washing dishes, I would carry the plates or do other odd jobs; there was always something to do.” A servants hands never lack for work, and without them, the desired outcome would never have been possible!
Jordan was a joyful server. He was one of many servers bringing out the food and taking back the dirty dishes. Why were the servers so good at meeting the needs of the guests? “Because they were cheerful and punctual” he explains. “And those who knew very little about their job listened to those who knew much. This is why everyone worked together so well.” Without joyfulness, punctuality and a listening spirit, flawless serving would never have been possible!
Congratulations HQ Staff for successfully hosting yet another incredible Valentines Banquet! “Servants, be obedient, . . . not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord . . .” (Ephesians 6:5-8)