Rescue Mission graduations rotate from church to church in Santa Barbara. Saturday was our turn. It was a 5:00 pm graduation. One of our members is on the Rescue Mission board and many members over the years support it. So I showed up at 4:30 pm to a panic. They needed sound and light and I realized the person scheduled did not show up for the soundboard. Soon the sanctuary would be filled with about 300 family and friends of graduates. They needed microphones for singers and speakers and a dvd played for processional music.
That's when I called Bob. "What are you doing right now?" I asked. "Nothing. What do you need?" he replied. I told him the situation and he said he'd be there in 5 minutes. From 4:45 pm till 6:30 pm Bob sat at the controls, playing the music, adjusting volume levels, switching batteries, and adjusting the lights.
The graduation was an emotional experience of six women and nine men giving witness to God's transforming work of releasing them from addiction into freedom in Christ. But without sound, it would have been so difficult to hear. And Bob made it happen! Thanks for his servant heart!