Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Right now I'm enjoying a wonderful breakfast at Perkins in Jackson, TN. Alaina is wrestling an intense summer course that has occupied most of our time. We have been moving from one study spot to another around Jackson. It's difficult as most places don't really cater to studious people during the summer, especially the college! All weekend the library was open for weird hours and sometimes had power and sometimes had internet. Go Figure.
Alaina's acquaintances have provided great lodging. I'm staying with a youth pastor and his family. Wonderful folk!
Alaina and i took care of their kids for an evening.
All this studying has made me pretty tired, but Alaina and i have had a great time so far.
I've been reminded this week that faith is being assured that God will be all He promises to be. At times I realize just how small my faith is when I seek to satisfy my desires with anything less than God. May God grant us more faith in Him, to believe that he will satisfy us with all His riches in glory. And that doesn't just mean money. It means all he is in every situation is enough for us. Thank God.
Check back soon for details of our weekend in Nashville and "Spider Man with a BEARD???
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
June 14, 2008
A little less than two months from now I hope to begin my trip to
Two weeks ago I attended training at International Teams in
After talking with Adam Devries in
On Sunday and Wednesday nights I am still helping out with a local youth group. The regular youth pastor has left the group to two of us who aspire to be youth leaders ourselves. My counterpart just completed his first year of school and really has a heart to work with student. He grew up in the same church so already has an established relationship with many of the kids which helps a lot. Before I leave I am trying to get in a student leadership training seminar. Student leaders who know something about leadership is desperately lacking in the youth group.
Please pray for:
-Raising the money needed to go to
-Finishing my studies well
-God preparing the students for next school year at the
-The students I work with now as they truly lack a passionate well guided walk with Him
-My shoulder began ailing me a month or more ago from an old flag football injury and because of it I can no longer lift weights (a hobby I had been pursuing over the past year). The doctor said it is fixable which is good, but I’ve decided to wait on that.
Thank you all for your care and support. I truly appreciate it. Recently I was reading a John Piper Book that said, “All God really wants from us is our thirst”. I believe this is very true as we cannot server Him as though he needed our service to accomplish anything. Rather He just wants our thirst for the living water He is. May you drink deep of Him.