"'O LORD, God of my master,' he prayed. 'Give me success and show kindness to my master, Abraham. Help me to accomplish the purpose of my journey.'" Genesis 24:12

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our September 2011 Prayer Letter: A BOOGIE BOARD AND JESUS

It was a beautiful day at the beach as we watched our children playing in the ocean with their boogie boards. We kept our eyes on our children the best we could in the midst of all the beach goers that day.
We were warned of the rip tide and that all swimmers should watch how far out they went. It happened; as we were scanning the ocean to see where each child was, one was missing. As I continued to look, I spotted our oldest child and he looked as small as a pencil head from my vantage point on the beach. I
went straight to the lifeguards. They called everyone out of the ocean and it took four of them to bring our son back to safety. As I look back on that day, I realize the boogie board kept him afloat and was his safety net in that big ocean.
Robyn and I have been called and given the responsibility to share Jesus with those who are on the rough ocean of life in the military. As the boogie board kept our son afloat, so it is with Jesus who keeps us afloat in this great big ocean we call “life.” And we have accepted the mission God has given us through Cadence International which reaches out to the military community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to partner with us and help us reach out to the military community, you can do so by going to www.cadence.org/donate or send your donation to:
Cadence International, PO Box 1268, Englewood, CO, 80150 with our account number “10776,” in the check memo.

We had our first of many ex-pected yard sales a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe how much “stuff” you can collect over 27 years of marriage. We don’t con-sider ourselves “hoarders,” but as we looked around at our possessions we could see how much “clutter” there was to rummage through. We burned a great deal
of our “stuff,” we filled trash cans full of “stuff,” and we sold some of our “stuff.”
How many times do we allow our lives to be cluttered with unnecessary “stuff” which keeps us from fully serving God as we should?
Burn it, trash it or just get rid of it and be fully committed to God.

1. Continued Spiritual Growth as preparation continues as we await our field assignment.
2. Pray for God’s direction as we purge our possessions and decide what we really need.
3. Pray as we continue to develop partners in ministry who will both pray for our ministry and uphold our ministry financially.