“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.”
-Hebrews 12:1-3 (NKJV)
The Lord is faithful! This season the Lord has been reminding me of His faithfulness. No matter where I find myself, no matter how burdened, weary, happy, or content I might feel, He is faithful. The work that He has called us to as His people is one He wishes to bring to completion. He just asks for our willingness and surrender. Will we take Him at His Word?
Thank you for your prayers and support! Thank you for reading these updates; it means a lot! The greatest need in any ministry is prayer, and God answers! Evangelism has been going well. I lead the evangelism team every Saturday afternoon to share the Gospel in our community. This past week during our outing, a brother and I got to talk with a young man who, in the midst of uninterested peers, felt conviction and was dealing with true searching for a life of purpose and meaning in the midst of this worlds temptations. Pray for Alan, that the Lord would work in his heart and mind, that he would make the greatest decision that will carry the most importance of any in his life—that he would surrender to Jesus and be saved! Youth group is growing and doing well as is our young adults ministry. The Lord has been giving continued opportunities for teaching and discipleship which has been a blessing.
How To Get Involved
In June I will be heading down to Mexico on a young adults missions trip that I have the opportunity to serve with. We will be coming alongside a local church body to aid in outreach and some work projects as well. Please pray that:
-The Lord would go before us and prepare the hearts of those to whom we’ll speak.
-The Lord would fill us with His Spirit to go and share the Gospel.
-There would be team unity.
-There would be provision financially for care packages for families as well as for team members to go.
-We would remain healthy leading up to and through the trip.
-We would have discernment and wisdom from the Lord in conversations and circumstances.
-We would have grace crossing the border. That the enemy would be stopped from hindering or distracting.
-The Lord would reveal and help us to walk in our gifts and callings.
-The Lord would stir in the hearts of us and others for missions, church planting, and reaching the lost.
Things regarding weekly ministry that I could use prayer for:
-Weekly discipling of the kids on the youth worship team and teaching them in music and what it means to worship, along with some upcoming workshops to train them in that as well.
-Weekly evangelism, that the Lord would give us discernment, wisdom, the words to speak, and the willing hearts of people to come out with us for and during that time as well.
-Working and interning, that I would balance my schedule and time properly and be faithful in what the Lord has given to me.
-Strength and energy to walk in those things.
-Growth where I need it, and that I would cling to and seek the Lord above all else.
-I have started applying to seminaries, and am waiting to hear back from the one I would like to attend. Please pray for strength, provision, and perseverance as I continue on in my education for His glory!
For those of you who might feel called to partner with us financially during our time in Mexico here is a giving link. Some people are in need of financial help to attend. There are also expenses for the outreaches to provide care packages for those in need. Thank you for your prayer and support!
I love and thank you all,
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”
-1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (NKJV)