So much has happened since my trip to attend the Amplify Asia Conference in Hong Kong and then to the United States to attend the Exodus International conference. It would take me a week to write about it everything. But I know no one has the time to read all that! You MUST know about this though.
At the Exodus conference, in Orange County, CA, I met two lovely people Linda and Rob Robertson. The theme of the Exodus conference was “True Stories” and I could tell from the first conference meeting that there was a new authenticity coming forth from those who shared. Linda’s brother Don, an openly gay police sergeant, who works for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, kept saying “you must see Rob and Linda presentation tomorrow morning” (said several times for emphasis).
Of course I wanted to be there (even though I didn’t know the full extent of the story) but I HAD to write a newsletter and blog about the ground breaking announcement(media release) the night before, when the president, Alan Chambers (video) said that Exodus International days were over. It took the entire morning to write so I arrived back at the conference at lunch time just as the meeting was finishing.
Linda’s brother Don, kept saying “you should have been here”…”you should have been here”
I felt guilty but I knew I had to let supporters and friends of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International know ASAP about that Exodus was closing its doors.It wasn’t till conference ended that I finally got to see Rob and Linda’s presentation “Just Because He Breathes” about their son Ryan.
This 35 minutes could change things forever.
Find out more about Rob, Linda and Ryan’s story here Just Because He breathes
© Anthony Venn-Brown