Dear Windermere Friends,
In his book, Back from the Dead, the Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton tells the story about his father who after working an exhausting job every week would spend all day Saturday and Sunday driving Bill to his multiple games in the beat up family car. Realizing one day how his father looked tired, Bill tells his Dad, “Dad thank you so much for driving me to all these games. I can never tell you how much I love you and how much I appreciate what you are doing for me. One Dad, I am going to pay you back for doing this for me, for all your sacrifice. Dad, I am going to be in the NBA. And Dad when you are in the NBA and you are the best player, which I intend to be they call you the MVP. And guess what Dad, when you are the MVP in the NBA, they give you a car. And Dad when I get that car for being the MVP, I am going to give it to you.”His father looked quizzically at Bill and said,“That is nice Billy. Now tell me what is this NBA you are talking about?”
Bill Walton’s dad knew nothing about the potential of his son. He didn’t even know what the NBA was. But he demonstrated what it means to be called a Dad. A calling beats potential every time.
As we begin to prepare the campus for a great summer, I am reflecting on the word potential. Sometime I hear things like this – “Windermere has great potential,” or Windermere needs to live up to it’s potential.” The more important question in my mind is this – what is God calling Windermere to do? The word calling is such a better word when compared to potential.
Here are a few ways calling is better than potential –
A call to ministry is what sustains you. I want Windermere to unashamedly embrace it’s call to see lives changed! Calling beats potential every time.
Student Wake Camp
July 11-15, 2016
Windermere Baptist Conference Center
Students in Grades 7-12 along with their sponsors
Cost – $209 OUR DEADLINE is
Sign up today and get 2 free registrations
It is always a pretty day at the lake.
John W. Bailey
Office 573-346-5200 Ext. 2611