Thursday, November 15, 2007

November Newsletter

November Newsletter 2007

This newsletter finds us fully immersed in outreach with InBounds. I have recently returned from a mission trip to the Czech Republic. It was a great trip but the 13 days away from Lisa and the kids were rough. I’m glad to be home.

Now it is back to it here in the states with the past weekend spent conducting a clinic in Indiana. The whole family went on this one so the kids can got some grandma and grandpa time. Plus basketball season has officially begun. Therefore I have a few busy months of practices and games as I coach the varsity boys’ team at Statesville Christian School. (On top of all of this I am also serving as the interim Worship Pastor at our home church.)

The next few weeks are critical for our ministry as we try to raise the funds to cover needs for 2008. These needs include our outreach endeavors as well as salary. There is much to be done, yet the bank still expects our mortgage payments. As you read through some of the plans for 2008 please pray about how you could help financially. It is also a great time of year to approach businesses as they plan their end-of-the-year giving. (Donations can now be made online at

2008: We have been requested in many venues. At this point we are still determining what we can do and ultimately which are doors from God. I will be in Costa Rica in April conducting some basketball clinics in villages. I have also been requested to bring a team to Malaysia, and was asked to return to the Czech Republic.

We are presently booking speaking/singing engagements, as well as basketball camps/clinics. Please let us know if we can help fill a need in your area.

Specific Prayer Requests:
-Doors to be opened for us to proclaim a clear Gospel message
-Finances to come in to allow us to continue on this path that God has led us down – we need to raise $50,000
-Missions funding
-Maintenance for ministry van
-Production of literature
-Production of shirts, etc.
-Wisdom on which missions opportunities to pursue
-Medical insurance for Lisa and me

We need your help!

Indiana and new teammates

Hello everyone - just returned from conducting a clinic in Indiana - we had a great time as we worked with players for and then specifically with coaches - it was a great time of discussing how to use athletics to minister - and the icing on the cake was 3 young people making professions of faith in the "Substitute" Jesus Christ! - praise God for new teammates!

I have also begun the new hoops season - our team is off to a 2-0 start and excited to lace them up through the year - yet time gets crazy now with 3 of my own kids playing on teams also

Monday, November 5, 2007

Home from the Czech

I am home and still very tired. The trip went very well and the Lord blessed me with two simple words said to me by one of the young men at the camp I was conducting. I had just given the Gospel to them through the use of a translator. I explained Jesus as the "Substitue" in the game of life. I called on them place their faith in the finished work of the "Substitute." Then the young man walked up to me with these two precious words - "I believe!"