Pastor Lance Ralston Making A Difference in Thailand
ZOE recently had the privilege of hosting the pastor and founder of Calvary Chapel Oxnard. Pastor Lance Ralston has been such a blessing to the staff and missionaries. While he was here, ZOE took advantage of his expertise by way of a series of teachings on marriage, leadership, and the story of Joseph in Genesis. These have been extremely beneficial, as Pastor Lance was able to bring new insights and perspectives in regards to marriage and leadership. He certainly had an active and engaged group of listeners.
That isn’t all he got to do though. While he was in Thailand, he was able to enjoy feeding and riding elephants, eating spicy Thai cuisine, and authentic Northern Thai dance. While his favorite of these things was the elephant ride, the best part about Thailand, said the pastor, is clearly the people. “They are so gentle, eager, polite, and courteous. They have a special carefulness about them and are genuinely kind to those they come into contact with.”
As he prepared for his trip to ZOE, the pastor was worried that the children’s home wouldn’t be able to live up to the extraordinary reputation the organization has garnered over the years. “On the contrary,” Lance explained excitedly, “ZOE is imbued with the favor, presence, and manifest desire for God’s glory.”
Even though his visit was fruitful and anointed, he missed his wife Lynn, and was eager to see her again. Please join us in praying for Calvary Chapel Oxnard, Pastor Lance and for great blessings to his family and ministry.