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6 foot necktie Before we built the main sanctuary we had church in the South Hall and Gym combined. The gym was also used for a gym so we set out 2000 chairs every Saturday and picked them up every Sunday. One Sunday we were stacking chairs in the gym after the 11:15 service. We were finished and had rolled up the carpet runners and stacked them on a chair dolly to put in the closet. I got a little playful and started pushing it kinda fast across the gym floor, half pushing and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Throwing dynamite off the back I don't know how long you've been at Hope or if you've ever been here, but I've been here since 1989. There was always something going on. We were building a new building or feeding people or getting ready to have people spend the night here or Katrina happens and every day is a big day. When we were building the Sanctuary a typical day was: move 5 trailers,  move a monster smoker, 2 pickup trucks, 4 cars, 347 plants, 46 trees,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 23, 2022

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Hello, Hello? Ronald is that you? in July 2006 Bill Clinton called me …. "Hi, this is Bill Clinton" .. "Hey Bill"... "I'm calling to ask your help in the election" … "That's OK Bill, I already know who I'm going to vote for. How's that thing going with Bill Gates and Bono?" ….. he kept talking about the election, then he just hung up. I was going to call him back but there was no number on the caller ID. I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 16, 2022

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Who's Next? Years ago we had the Leadership Summit from Willow Creek Church. One year was especially good. Marcus Buckingham from England said we should build on things we're good at and not work too hard on trying to fix things that we're not. His example was if a kid brings home a report card with A's in English and Science and an F in Math, most people will start working harder on Math. He said you probably want to get the Math above an F, but what you... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 9, 2022