Monday, December 28, 2009

Video of our Thanksgiving project...

Here's something a little new for everyone to check out...a video! I just learned how to put a video together on the computer, and this is the finished product. It shows how a few from our weekly Bible Study who didn't go home for Thanksgiving or have family in the area to celebrate with came together to feed 32 different homeless people right in our little suburb of Studio City. A big thanks to Scott and Tara Blacquiere for heading up the project!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ministering in Orlando, FL...

Tomorrow morning I leave for Orlando to speak at a Bible Study luncheon run by my friend Jeff. I've spoken there a number of times and always look forward to it. This evening has been a little unusual as I am writing this from a friend's house because Holly and I can't get to our apartment! The street has been totally blocked off because some man on our block has a gun and is threatening to kill himself. It's all over the news and it's only 2 buildings from ours...welcome to Los Angeles!
Please pray that the Holy Spirit empowers me and speaks through me to the hearts of these people...thanks!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Traveling to Tucson, AZ...

Please pray for me as today I leave for Tucson, AZ to visit a couple from the bodybuilding industry. Please pray for safety and wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement....thanks!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving project...

Even though Holly and I were not able to travel to Indiana to see family this Thanksgiving, we had a wonderful time here in LA helping with a project headed up by a couple from our Bible Study group. Both Scott and Tara have a heart for the homeless and have participated for a number of years in homeless ministry. So for those of us from the Bible study who didn't have family to celebrate with, we came alongside and helped in whatever way we could. It was such an awesome experience as we were able to bring a great Thanksgiving meal to 32 people in our little suburb of Studio City! In addition to giving them food, we also asked if we could pray for them. Many said yes and were greatly blessed by it. One person came up to us who was homeless, but looked very clean and mentally sound. But he had a drug habit that was ruining his life and his family's life. When we asked him if we could pray about anything in particular, he opened up and revealed everything to us. I knew that Jesus wanted to set him free, so I prayed for him and then had him pray out loud, asking Jesus to forgive him, cleanse him, free him, and take his life to use for His glory. It was a powerful time and all of us were pretty emotional experiencing the power of God in that way.