Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fundraising boot camp

What is that, you say?

Pretty much what it sounds like. Brando and I have never had any formal and serious fundraising "training". It's not so much a matter of getting all the tricks to get the funds in, but of doing some more faithful study of the scriptures about the nature of raising financial support for the mission God has us in.

Getting some correction and guidance about seeking to more faithfully and effectively raise support for Equip is something we truly need.

Please pray we would be teachable, humble your also critical and thoughtful about what we are about to spend 18 hours learning. Pray we would apply what we need to apply for both o our lives.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Conference Closing

Seriously, New Years Conference was an amazing and very helpful time in my and the students lives!

It is gloriously true that the daily labor and fight for faith is of the utmost importance and central in our lives. This has been impressed and significantly reminded to me during these past few days. The gospel call on our lives is to press into The Lord, to plead in desperation for the strength to comprehend what is the height, and length and depth and breadth of our Lord. I'm so thankful for this unique time to be reminded of this, and extremely grateful for the grace of God in my life.

But also...
I'm very thankful that God does indeed give us these unique and powerful moments on the "hilltop" to be challenged, encouraged, convicted and exhorted to press on to know Him. Conference and times like it have proven to be an incredibly blessed time for me and the students that God has chosen to draw on these times. It's not in every season of life that one is able to take five straight days to hear intense preaching, nearly constant fellowship and days full of the Word and prayer.
I'm so very glad that He has chosen to grant me with this privilege!
Would you pray with me that The Lord would continue to produce fruit in mine and the student's lives as a result of his conference? Pray that the things learned and the convictions that the Spirit has brought would remain and continue to grow in our hearts, daily producing the fruit of the Spirit.

Also please pray that God would bring about a great increase in evangelism and discipleship in mine and the student's lives. I feel this lack in my own life right now, and I am truly excited to see Him work and save he lost thru the power of the gospel proclamation!