Yesterday while talking with my brother, Mel, who leads BridgeBuilders in San Antonio he mentioned his great joy of having “church under the tree.” I’ve seen this church in the urban center of San Antonio. There are 5 or 6 men who gather daily, under a tree setting on crates and talking and letting the days go by without any apparent purpose. Recently while Mel was doing his weekly Bible Study with these men, one of them looked at him and said, “we are going to change our community.” Mel was shocked that these men, who have welcomed him, and West Point graduate and former Lt. Col. in the army, were discussing how they were going to take back their community. Sounds a little bit like Gideon’s army. What a joy it was to hear my brother express his thanks for these men that have asked him to teach them the Bible to speak these words of faith. There is little outward change in their lives or the community at this time, but thank God that with the faith of a mustard seed, we can say to this mountain move and it will move. God works in amazing ways and most often through the foolish to confound the wise. I am thankful that my older brother reminded me that with God all things are possible. We have seen the gospel of Jesus Christ transform all who have called upon His name, even the people the world says have no values, or wisdom or great faith. Prayerfully, we will all have our own opportunities to experience great faith as we walk among God’s people.