It’s been crazy ever since I’ve gotten back from Mexico. It’s a time to heavily listen to the Spirit, and a time during which many things seek to distract me from doing that. I have to pray and listen and remember that God has all of these things in His hands or it almost seems overwhelming. There is quite a bit to do with the semester VERY quickly approaching… There are quite a few Churches to meet with yet, and the 26th-28th are filled with big Unite events that need to have their details lined out. The 26th we are hosting ‘Get Plugged In’, an event on campus for students looking to connect to Christ’s body here in Hays. We will have invited all Churches in town and all college ministries very shortly. The 27th and 28th are our cross cultural and interpersonal communications training sessions with Doug Schaible of New Tribes Missionary agency. Hopefully several area ministries will be attending to train with us. Additionally the small groups will start over the next several weeks as more and more students and community members gain interest and join along with the game nights for college students and the game nights geared towards international students. There are also a number of small events in August and September like the FHSU picnic in the quad that we’ll attend. There are a number of other things that will be going on, and I do still meet one on one with a number of college students to talk about life and God and pray. I’m also trying to take care of several personal financial things that require a bunch of work right now but will free me up long term for better service. Add to it the final study design/compilation and a lot of relationships with local individuals and entities to maintain and it looks like a pretty full month… Until I pray and listen to God… when He reminds me who I serve and that all I need to do is ask Him to help me live each day in the Spirit to the best of my abilities… to listen and do what He wills me to do in my day and do my best with it… then it all comes back into focus and I can get back to serving Him. Satan definitely wants me to waste valuable time with worry and other things that aren’t really problems.
If you would like to pray for me, pray that I stay focused on the Spirit IN the Spirit and that I live each day listening to Him. His voice is easily able to keep me on track serving. Also please pray that I see the spiritual war all around me for what it is and that I keep my perspectives in life about what God is doing and His goals as opposed to looking at life from the perspective of one in the world trying to influence the world for God. It is very important that I focus on only the things the Spirit leads me in.
Beyond that, please continue to pray for God’s providence—He’s blessing me with the ability to get by month to month so far, and I have faith that He will continue to if I seek first His kingdom. Thank you SO much for your prayers and financial support!!!