Monday, February 13, 2006

The last few days have been amazing. What an encouragement it was to spend time with AweStar staff in Tulsa. They really blessed us. We wish we'd had time to spend with students and friends we know there as well.

The students of Mingo Valley Christian School are seeking hard after the Lord. They were very attentive to BJ's story, and at the end of the service, responded to the Lord's movement in their hearts by coming forward to take their stand as men and women of God, and taking BJ's place in serving. Glory to God for His faithfulness. And He's receiving much glory as students are seeking to put Him first in their lives. Please join me in praying for them.

Our time with AweStar staff was a time of tremendous peace in Christ. We believe the Lord is pointing us in a new direction of ministry, and will share more with you soon.


Over the weekend, BJ's friend Kelsey (tap-danced at his funeral celebration) competed in a Christian Dance competition. She donned her pink "PrayforBJ.com" t-shirt, and danced to "Praise You in the Storm" (Casting Crowns) complete with her own voice-overs, sharing BJ's testimony. She received much encouragement from judges for her inspirational means of bringing glory to our Savior. Thank you Kelsey for serving the Lord and putting Him first in your life, and pointing others to Christ.

We continue to hear wonderful testimonies of changed hearts and lives. That is what it's all about. Changing, or releasing our old selves that He might have Lordship and authority in all we do. Point someone to Christ today, by the giftedness He has placed within you!

Thank you for praying.

brent (dad)

10 Comments:

At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Higgens!
This is Tracy from Emmanuel Community Church. Just wanted you all to know we are still praying for you. I also have not had a chance to thank you for coming and speaking to our kids. You guys were awesome. You touched many hearts, including me and my husbands. He decided to go to the mission trip with us, even though it is more time off work. God will work it out!! Trust, Faith, and Courage... it seems we all learn a little bit more each day in our own troubles and blessings. Thanks again!!

Tracy Best

 
At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful that you had an amazing weekend! I'm anxious to hear where the Lord is taking you and your family.

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Paul said...

I'm very very happy to hear you are back safely. I prayed and thanked God for you and your family, and those who rise up as weapons for His kingdom.

Please, pray for me as well. As I've been trying to give my life over to Christ, I experienced a setback last night and have been struggling a lot lately, especially in my prayer life. Please... pray for me and that through Christ I would overcome this, to Him and for Him.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Brittany Di Salvo said...

I'm amazed again at how God works in you as much as He does. Thank you for being willing, it inspires me to be the same. Praying for you as our Father keeps blessing you, and us, with what He does and who He Is. And Paul, I'm praying for you too.
Love you
Hebrews 12:2

 
At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Cedarburg Tina said...

Dear Brent and Deanna,

I was thinking of you both and praying that you would be able to discern God's direction for your life. Glad to hear you had such a great weekend. I share the story of BJ with others often as we talk about ways in which we have seen God work in others' lives.

blessings for you all today!
Tina

 
At 10:39 AM, Blogger Tara Case said...

Hey Mom and Dad-
I was just thinking about you this morning and wanted to tell you guys I am praying for you. Dont know whats going on. I was going through my email and found some of the earlier emails about BJ and just started thinking about it....not really sure what to think. So much thought and depth and desire yet where to put it. Towards the throne but--Anyways, He is faithful and I am going after him! love you!
-Tara

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger the leaf family said...

God is amazing....
Praying for you today..
With all our love and prayers from KC Tracy

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger *kim said...

I am excited to hear more about your trip! Glad it was such an encouraging time. Love *kim

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous heather schaper said...

I miss you Mom and Dad!!! I love you guys!

~Mach

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wanted you to know your family was on my mind tonight a lot and i spent a good amount of time lifting you and your ministry up. i am glad to hear that you seem to have direction and some answers for the future. god bless you. we're all still praying. what a blessing it is to be a part of bj's revolution.

 

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