Many people can relate to the problems of a less-than-perfect childhood. In some way, many of us were dropped and broken by our parents those responsible for our care. Divorce, financial pressures, addictive behaviors, and the effects of sin caused them to lose their grip and send their children falling.
Pastor Don Metcalf knows what it is to be dropped and broken. Before the age of 15, he had already lived in over 80 homes. A broken family, the lack of education, the death of his brother, partial blindness, and the pain of a genetic eye defect all added to his brokenness. But Don s Heavenly Father was there to pick up the pieces, restore his hope, and fulfill his dreams.
Pastor Don uses the biblical story of Mephibosheth to offer hope and inspire faith in his readers. Mephibosheth was dropped and broken. He was maimed and made lame, not because of his own sins or mistakes, but because he was a casualty of a war with which he had nothing to do. The grace and kindness of King David sought Mephibosheth out for blessing and restoration. And the Son of David, Jesus Christ, does the same thing for the dropped and broken today!
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Pastor Don Metcalf is senior pastor of Desert Reign Assembly of God in Cerritos, California. The church is a vibrant, inter-cultural congregation of several hundred members. They host a number of community oriented outreaches and ministries including Southland Christian Academy (school and pre-school).
Pastor Don was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the age of 17, he made a comittment to follow Christ. He is a graduate of International Bible College (IBC) in San Antonio, Texas. Pastor Don and his wife Deborah met at IBC. After school he spent 4 years as a youth pastor and 6 years working for Faith Farm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In the early 1980s, Don, Deborah, and their 2 daughters moved to Southern California to pastor a church that they would pioneer. God has honored their dream and blessed their work.Review:
Here's hope for the father-son wound! Men, find identity and meaning even in father-son conflict! -- Jerry Seiden, Pastor, Spirit of Hope Christian Fellowship, October 1, 2002
This is a powerful word of hope for all the "irregulars" in society. Here's good news for Humpty-Dumpty! -- Dave Del Conte, Daily Bread Ministry, October 1, 2002
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