Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ready, Get Set, Go... 2009!
It has been awhile since I posted so this post will catch us up...
January comes, goes and gets me fired up for 2 reasons... deer season and another year to preach the gospel in the nations of the world. Deer season gives me a chance to breathe easy and catch up on the half read books but importantly to "sabbath" and prepare. So here I am in Singapore preparing to speak tomorrow the good news of Christ story. Oh I am so happy my Jesus is alive and saved my nasty soul and gave me a special grace to preach to the nations. Ephesians 3:8-10

So next week I will head into war torn Sri Lanka and specifically the east coast city of Trincomalle. We have been doing glory meetings in the major "gate cities" of the nation bombarding hell with powerful intercession and worship. These meetings will be called "Days of Glory" and we are anticipating a big time move from heaven.

The enemy is not too be taken lightly as I just received word that my dad has to have major surgery on his neck. He had been hurting all thru deer season with cold arms and legs but he still shot 4 deer and could not hardly lift his arm, ha his stand was his truck... anyway he has bad vertebrae impingement in his neck to the point he is critical and a bad move could paralyze him. Of course I get this news while I am here in Asia and the surgery will be performed while I am in the war zone of Sri Lanka. We all have a price to pay...

The last time this happened we were doing a huge youth festival in Sri Lanka and my dad was having his 2nd open heart surgery. We had invested heavily in these meetings and I was set to leave it all behind to be with him and a strange sense of peace only the Lord could give came upon me. We had over 300,000 people hear the gospel those days of Glory in the heart of the city of Colombo... the Lord is in control of all things and his heart is for the lost. So we already have word of huge crowds coming to our "Days of Glory" meetings...

Keep the lost at the center of your thoughts, priorities and prayers and He will fight your battles.

Pray for our family and especially my dad during these next 2 weeks.

By the way, the picture of this small buck was "shot" by me in south Texas on some great friends of mine ranch... he was 20 steps from our stand eating corn. He will be a nice deer in a few years... Big thanks to my great friend Pastor Johnny Brady and Tommy and Renee Balke.