Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Bibles & Cell Phones:
Makes you stop and think where our priorities are ??I wonder what would happen if we treated our Biblelike we treat our cell phones?What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?What if we flipped through it several times a day?What if we used it to receive messages from the text?What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?What if we gave it to kids as gifts?What if we used it as we traveled?What if we used it in case of an emergency?What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?This is something to make you go...hmmm...where is my Bible?Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, wedon't ever have to worry about our Bible beingdisconnected because Jesus already paid the bill in full!
Friday, July 21, 2006
Andy - 18 years old!
Sandy and I just wanted to rejoice over our kids a minute...
Andy turned 18 yesterday and we piggy backed a successful academic year ( all A's) with his b'day to bless him with his hearts desire...?... XBox 360. Made me think of Jesus's words... if we know how to give gifts to our children, how much more does the Father want to give the Holy Spirit to us? Sorry I just can not get away from spiritual moments from the HG...
Sandy and I prayed last night with great thankfulness thinking about when we turned 18... some of you may remember the BC days (Before Christ). Andy had a few friends over and the fam just hung out (Dustin & Felicia Baker came too... Sandy and I raised Felicia when she was a teenager and we love her and Dustin like our own). We laughed @ Laura Schilling (nut) and rejoiced in how good the Lord is to us by being so merciful with our kids.
Mary was gone for her 15th bday and is not too happy as we have not gotten her present yet... she had great grades too! She will get the BEST present as she is the baby... she will get blessed for sure. I know, I know... Pray for us with all our kids!
Ask and I will give the nations to you... Psalms 2:8
It has been awhile since I blog trail and wanted to give a quick report...
We were in Sri Lanka and India for 2.5 weeks.
The meetings we had were Holy Ghost ordained as many signs, wonders, miracles, healings, and the BEST was the salvations in one of the darkest areas of southern Sri Lanka. I am telling you the Lord moved... we did 3 conferences in 4 days with a team from Pastor Rick Bezet's Church in Conway, AR. The team was well prepared and performaned flawlessly ministering to hundreds of men, women and children.
After the meetings in Sri we jumped a quick 40 minute flight to the southern tip of India to minister @ Pastor George Koche's Faith Theological Seminary. We ministered to Bible School students and the local church just outside or Trivandrum (mapquest will take you there...). The team went up to preach a pastor's conference and do benevolent ministry with children in remote areas of southern India. Then they went back to Sri Lanka to visit the hill country ministry of Pastor Yoganathan. Pasgtor Yoga is a hindu convert that we have worked with in the past to plant churches in the tea plantation areas of Sri Lanka.
Well we also met with the Blue Lagoon owner and her son to put some details down on final purchase of this property for our hub base in Sri. We are so fired up! Now we get to believe God for the people/laborers to get the heart for the nations to work the harvest field.
Is the Lord calling you to the nations?
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Hot Sri Lanka...
I am in the airport in Minneapolis waiting to board the long flight to Tokyo (12 hrs.) then get on the next flight into Singapore (6.5 hrs.), spend the night (jetlagged like a big dog) and catch the afternoon flight into hot Sri Lanka. We are set for 3 conferences in Sri Lanka with New Life Church from Conway, AK. Please pray for us as we will be in the deep south of Sri Lanka ministering in the Tsunami affected areas. The civil war is raising it's blood thirsty ugly head also in Sri as I am writing. Paul knew he had to go into difficult situations not for his own good but it was needful to minister to the believers to encourage them to stand as lights in dark places. Light is so much brighter in dark places. We ask your prayers as we minister in Sri Lanka one of the darkest places for the gospel on earth.
After the work in Sri we will catch a 30 minute flight to Trivandrum, Kerela South India to minister @ Pastor Alexi George's church. We will also get to minister to Bible School students @ Bro. George Koche's Faith Theological Institue. So we are set for some good old fashioned work for the gospels sake. We really need your prayers! Pray for our strength and God's power to be released.
Sandy is doing well and progressing after her surgery. I think she was bout ready for me to hit the road as I have been her nurse for the past week and she has been suffering watching me paint the cielings in the house. Pray she does not over do herself while I am away... she is Italian bless her heart.
Ok time to get on board! Got to go...