Looking toward Summer

From Thanksgiving to the new year, most of our energy was put into “staying above water.” It is now time for some serious planning to be done for 2015!
We are anticipating a busy spring and summer, preparing for the different meetings with which God has blessed us.

Last fall, Dan and I started three college level Bible classes at our church and we look forward to continuing them. We would appreciate your prayer support as our family prepares for summer ministry ahead!

Teen Banquet and a Storm Skedaddle

November has proved to be another busy month! The T-shirt weather is over. (A friend of mine refers to this as “modest weather”.) I am typically one who likes the summer weather best, but I am really enjoying the colder temperatures.

Chloe is beginning to venture into the realm of upright mobility. Every time she stands to her feet she expects praise and clapping… That little ego will certainly need some training in the future, but for now, she brings MANY smiles to those around her.

Sarah is beginning to respond with smiles of her own! She is really putting on the pounds and is quickly growing love-handles all over.

Liz has been busy with several sewing projects lately, and I have commenced the designing of a new website for my home church on my spare time.

We had a fabulous Appreciation Banquet with our teens a few weeks back! It is a time each year for our teenagers to show their appreciation to the older folks in our church. Much work went into the event and it turned out to be a great blessing. The time of testimonies was particularly special.

We have finished up November with a trip to Maine to spend time with family over Thanksgiving. Our travel plans turned out to be different than what we anticipated due to the latest winter storm. That evening, we hurried home from Bible classes, tossed our belongings into the car, and skedaddled northward with the storm not too far behind. We drove through the night and arrived about 11:30 the next morning. The sight of Chloe’s bug-eyed and bewildered face at various points along the trip was worth it all!

New Opportunities with SHCM

Recently, Servant’s Heart Camp presented me with the possibility of serving as staff evangelist. Liz and I were quite excited at the prospect! God’s timing was perfect and we have accepted this position with great anticipation. As a staff evangelist, I will have the chance to serve at the camp during staff training. Additionally, my family and I will be representing the camp in our travels and helping in any other way possible.

We believe that God will use this relationship in a great way – not only for the establishment of our own ministry, but also for benefit the camp. This has been Brother Fry’s desire since the start of this formulation and we see it as a wonderful blessing of God.

To see the original announcement on SHCM’s site – click here.

Good News! – Big Win for Traditional Marriage

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that the federal government does not have the authority to define marriage. The issue is a state-level decision.

Unless you have just mindlessly read the previous two sentences, you will realize the great ramifications of this ruling.

According to the Constitution, Article I, Section 8, the marriage issue is not an area into which the federal government has authority to venture. “We the people” have defined what the federal government has power to rule. Marriage is not one of them. Praise the Lord that this court decision abided by the law of the land!

Also of note, recent polls show a raise in support for traditional marriage.

Good News! – Both House and Senate are Predominantly Red

Most of the results of the latest election are in and it is clear that both the House of Representatives and the Senate are predominantly Republican controlled. Though politics is not the primary solution for the dying heart of America, I believe that these election results have the greatest potential of slowing the process.

What is the solution? Revival in the churches of America starting with revival in YOUR relationship with God! The practical solution for today is for you to get back to cultivating the basics of your relationship with your Creator.

“Revival is getting back to the basics.” – Evangelist Billy Ingram