A few years ago, having been in full-time ministry for about 15 years, I was uncertain and frustrated about my ministry future. My sister, knowing this, was praying for God to give me direction. While she was praying in this vein one day, she saw a watch. She asked God what the watch meant concerning me. She heard Him say, “It’s time”. She asked, “time for what?” He replied, “Dan knows.” She wrote this down and mailed it to me. My first response was, ’I know a lot of things, what was God referring to when He said, “Dan knows”?
I took my bible and went to the Mississippi river, about an hour away, and spent the day in prayer. At the end of that day I knew that God was saying it was time for me to plant a church. At that time there were two possible places, Beatrice NE., and Rochester MN. I had been in on the early stages of a church plant in Rochester but through a series of very clear confirmations we knew that we were to go to Nebraska. We put our house up for sale and made the move to SE Nebraska. After seven months it was decided that another pastor with worship leading skills would take over.
We came back to Rochester to our house which providentially didn’t sell, and my wife, Debbie, went back to work at the place she had worked before we left. I sensed that, because God had recently kept bringing us back after short stints in other communities, I was to focus on ministry in Rochester. A few months later I knew that ministry was to plant this church.
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