Well we promised to write every month and I was documenting things that happened with the intention of sending one out last month but then we ended up with no power, or running water, or many conveniences we take for granted actually and that became a little challenging to get an update typed out. So this will be again late but we do what we can.
It’s a phrase heard often at this time of year. Usually it evokes thoughts of the newest toys or gadgets that have been advertised in preparation for the holiday. Sometimes it brings thoughts of fun times laughing and making memories with friends and family. This year for Jessica and I it brought different thoughts.
Last week our F5 team pulled off the largest event we’ve ever attempted, marrying the rock climbing gym and bakery, into an active, fun filled social event for a homeschool group. Confidence has soared and momentum is beginning to build. By faith we believe 2020 will be the year the F5 Center of Influence takes off! Continue reading God’s plan is always best.
There is a song by artist Laura Story called ‘Blessings’ that talks about the challenges we face in life and while often we view them as hurdles and hinderances to our spiritual growth, in reality they are often the medium God uses to facilitate growth. Well, last month we shared a few testimonies of what God has been doing here. It was a real encouragement as we struggled with the idea that we had been here 5 years already and hadn’t had any ‘real’ results. Well, this month we had a few more powerful blessings that came in the package of trial. Continue reading Blessings Through Raindrops
Yes, the building project seems to have taken over our lives from your perspective but, God has blessed us with other ministry opportunities along the way. New friends have quickly become family. Jessica will share with you about it. Continue reading Enough about the Building Already!
It’s 5:40 am. I’m sitting in the truck getting ready to head to the building to put the last coat of paint on the stairs before the workers return from their week off. All of a sudden my phone vibrates. “Fire at the building” is all it says. I throw the truck in reverse and turn around. I race to the building the whole time crying and praying that everyone is ok. Continue reading “Fire at the building!”
With less than 2 months until the projected completion of the center things are getting busy, and exciting, and stressful, and exciting. Continue reading Eyes on the Prize
With Jessica and the boys return home, my parents first visit, the construction crew moving in and starting work and a nanny coming to help us, 2017 has started out with a lot to be thankful for. We hope you have found the Lord’s blessings in your life as well. Continue reading New year New Blessings
Merry Christmas and a soon to be happy New Year. As I sit home alone on Christmas eve I have a lot of time to reflect on this past year. From near divorce, to abandoning the work here to a 7 week separation from family we have had a year fraught with challenge, adversity, but most importantly, victory and growth. Continue reading Learning at His feet
Well as I’m sure you’ve noticed it has been 2 months since we last shared a newsletter with you which has never happened before. The reason is because we have been under such incredible spiritual attack ever since we began pursuing this building that it has Continue reading Persecuted but not Forsaken