June 17, 2010

Way to Go!

I am so proud of all the volunteers who have worked so hard to make VBS (Vacation Bible School) in Monroe a huge success! We had 100 kids last night. God is doing some great things. We are honored to have guests from the local community in attendance. And everyone is having so much fun! The adults are loving it just as much as the kids!

We've got two more nights to go - please pray with me that God will leave an eternal mark on people's lives as a result of this week.

June 15, 2010

Peru 2010

It's a moment I will never forget. Laying on the cold wet ground inside the makeshift dining tent. I was weaker than I think I've ever been in my life. I had just endured a long night of unbelievable illness. I will never forget laying there, bundled up, trying to keep warm. My team had gathered around. The men we were traveling with had come into the tent. I asked Bob, our team leader, to translate for me. "Do you see what's going on here?" I said. "These men, who are walking from town to town, are doing exactly what the apostle Paul did in the New Testament. These men have given their lives to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to towns and villages here in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This is all they live for. This is their burning passion. They are living out the New Testament command to go into all the world, make disciples, and baptize them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."

It's been almost a year since that moment. Now I have the opportunity to return to Peru and travel to more villages, to deliver Bibles to people who have never held or even seen a Bible. July 8-18, Lord willing, I will make this journey again. Our team will travel to Huaraz, Peru to partner with AWI (Good News Asociation), a Christian Quechuan organization that is actively reaching out and discipling the Quechua people, who live in remote villages throughout the beautiful Peruvian mountainside. They also have literacy and radio programs, which are broadcast entirely in the Quechua language and encourage the use of Scripture so that lives will be transformed through God's word in their own language. Our team will be hiking to several Quechua communities along with AWI to help distribute the recently translated Scriptures and minister through song, drama, puppets and games showing the love of Christ.

Please join me and my team in prayer as we prepare to take this trip. There are financial costs, as well as other logistical challenges to be overcome. I am looking forward to seeing how God is going to provide and prepare the way for us.

Thank you in advance for your prayer and financial support. I look forward to being a part of what God is going to do as a result of this trip.

June 03, 2010

Satellite - a night of worship

In case you haven't heard yet - it's official. We've finally taken the plunge! We hired a campus worship pastor for the Southbrook Monroe. Jairus Williams started this week, and will officially be leading worship this weekend for the first time.

Jairus is married to Stacey, and they have two boys, Landon and Lance. I am super excited for the opportunity to work alongside Jairus. He is a very talented musician, and as a huge heart for the things of God. Southbrook Monroe - you are about to be blessed!

But wait...there's more!

This Friday night (June 4th) at 6:30pm - Southbrook Weddington is hosting a special night of worship, and Jairus will be a part of that as well. So you don't want to miss this! Come join us in a great night of worship, and help me we welcome Jairus to the team. It's going to be an awesome evening of celebrating God for who He is!

I'll see you this weekend - I have to go tune my guitar in case Pastor Greg needs me to step in at the last minute!