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Monthly Archives June 2014


May 27th was my last day at work.  May 31st we left for BIMI Candidate school where we attended missionary classes almost all day long.  It was exhausting mentally and physically but we were greatly blessed by God.  We met 3 men with a combined 150 years of missionary experience with BIMI.  Every person there was more than willing to share their knowledge and advice.  We made many friends and even a few contacts.  It was a blessed time.

We left Chattanooga Saturday morning, picked up Alana in Memphis that afternoon and ended the day in Missouri where we presented Sunday.  We were due to present during the evening service but because we were in the area and didn’t have a meeting for the morning, the pastor allowed me to preach in children’s church.  Almost all the children helped me teach about David and Goliath and the lessons you find there.

We drove back to Memphis, swapped out clothes and headed to a small town in the middle of Mississippi for a mission conference.  The pastor called it a Mission’s Revival and it was most definitely that.  Great preaching and different missionary presentations touched our hearts.

We left the mission’s revival on Wednesday and headed for Georgia on Friday.  We were given the opportunity to present in the church of our pastor from Germany on Father’s day as well as spend a week with him.  It was quite a blessing.  We didn’t have a meeting for that Wednesday night so we dropped into another church in that area and the pastor asked me to preach.  It was a great time.  From there we visited a church on Thursday night near Atlanta that was home to some friends of our from Kansas.  Arriving home on Friday we were able to relax a bit before going on organized soulwinning with our home church where I am scheduled to present this Sunday night.

God has kept us busy but it’s been a good busy with many old friends, plenty of new ones and an abundance of blessings.

Full Time Deputation

We’ve been in full time deputation now for two weeks and the Lord has kept us so busy that I haven’t had much time to stop and think about it.  Each day I wake up and am amazed that God has not only called us into this work but counted me worthy for it.

My last day at work was kind of surreal for me.  It was my last day on the job.  When I left, I would be living by faith and waiting on God for all my needs.  Yet no one else seemed to notice.  Only three of the four people I worked with that day said goodbye and it was just barely for two of them.  A handshake and “Good luck” as they left.  It was so completely abnormal to me because it was so completely normal to them.

But God has kept us busy since then.  May 27th was my last day and we left for Missionary Candidate School at BIMI on May 31st.  We spent a week getting up at 5:30 am and going to bed each night after 11 pm.  During the day in classes, fellowship and church services, we had our heads packed full of useful information, advice and wisdom from those who had gone before us and who were still serving now.  It was kind of overwhelming at times but God was truly with us and showed Himself often.

We left Saturday morning and drove the 8 hours home, picked up Alana and left an hour later to drive 4 hours into Missouri for a meeting that Sunday.  It was originally supposed to be a Sunday night meeting but the pastor put us up Saturday night and allowed me to preach in Children’s Church on Sunday morning.  The people of that church were very welcoming and showed us Christ’s love in them.  It was an added blessing to meet the parents of a teach that Alana had when she was younger and to thank them for what they put into their daughter who in turn passed onto our daughter.

Monday through Wednesday we are in a mission conference at a small church in Lambert, MS.  It’s only about 75 minutes from where we live so we drive back and forth each day which allows us to sleep in our own beds each night.  We’ve been in some very nice places but nothing really beats home.  The pastor has said it’s not a mission’s conference so much as a mission’s revival and the Holy Spirit surely has moved each night.

We leave Friday to present at a church in Georgia.  The pastor there is our pastor from Germany.  He is the man who planted the seed for the burden we now carry.  It’s a little bit overwhelming to think about.  He planted, others watered and God gave the increase.  Where would we be if he hadn’t been faithful to go?

Please pray for meetings and support.  God is opening many doors and our cup is filled to overflowing but I never want to get to that point where we have not because we asked not.  God Bless.