“Every single cell in my body is happy…I thank You, Lord I feel so good, every single cell in my body is well, I thank You Lord….”
One of the favorite songs we lead in kids programs here in India…a song that reminds us of how grateful we are for His new life. Thankful for moments that slip away into eternity with our little warriors. How we have cherished laughing, playing and teaching all of them.
Saved Through Sport
Pray for brother Josh, one of our newest members of our [sports leadership] team. God brought Him and his precious family on board in 2010.
He comes from one of the poorest slums in our city, where drugs, prostitution and HIV run rapid. Josh is a gifted soccer player and through his passions for sports was drawn to our sports camps giving him hope to leave the slums and have a better future. Paul’s brother, Xavier discipled him for six years as his vision became clear to pursue a life of ministry. He now disciples a group of 50 from the slum he grew up in. It is an incredible joy to witness the fruit of this sports outreach firsthand. May God have all the glory!
Pastor Training and Discipleship
Paul and his brother’s haven’t been able to keep up with the demands for this great teaching that spear heads the egocentric pastoring styles, releasing the people to become self-sufficient, looking to the genius of the Holy Spirit within vs. being dependent on pastors. Seeking to model Christ’s style. Paul’s burden to equip pastors and leaders with greater training and resources continues to open more doors in the city as well as interior villages beyond our city. The SALT translated into Tamil by his team has been a great success. Please pray for resources for the next series with VCL.
Where Are We?
With thankful hearts we have landed back in the U.S. Thank you for remembering Paul’s precious family in your prayer as they remain on the front-lines running a life giving church as well as maintaining the sports, jail and other ministries to the least of these for the glory of Christ.
What’s next? We look forward to a full Spring of visiting family and friends in NE, IA, TX and beyond before we dive head first into training and internship with Harvest International this summer in Phoenix and then Chicago. Thank you for praying as we continue to learn in our fast pace to make our First Love number one as well as have fun as a family…..a family with a calling….still able to laugh, love and enjoy each other. 🙂
As we give thanks unto the Lamb for all He has taken us through, we realize without your help, your loving prayer and encouragement, our borders could not possibly expand as they have. In desiring to give these 19 beauties the very best in life, God reminds us in so many ways –He is the biggest dreamer of all-He Who loved them before He laid the foundations of the earth. Though the devil has schemed many plans against them, God’s plans to prosper them and give them a hope and a future will prevail in the way which HE chooses.
The Lord has answered your prayer for more Godly house mothers for our girls and we are so thankful to God for Tamil young women who are passionate for Christ and for our children. It was a great source of tension weeding through the many often money-minded people to find the gems for our girls. Pray for our 2 newest members on our team as they are immersed in the daily routines of our 19 precious ones. May they see their sacrifices as time well spent unto the Lamb. May Paul and I be equipped to bless them physically and spiritually in their service.