Thursday, June 22, 2006

I had the opportunity to talk with Brent yesterday as the team sat in the Dallas airport waiting to fly to London where they were to have landed at 7:28 a.m. this morning. They must charter a bus from one airport to the other then fly out at 3:40 this afternoon, arriving in-country at 6:00 p.m. Let's continue to pray for their safety and well being.

Brent was reflecting on the team makeup and said that they were a very mature group who is doing a great job with the drama which they learned very quickly. They get along very well together and he is impressed with the various talents that each member of the team bring to it.
The group is very excited about their mission and their trip, he and Deanna are finding the team to be a tremendous encouragement.

We want to thank the Lord for Lowell's recovery - when I spoke with him last night he was home, feeling good but tired and was thankful that they found nothing wrong with his heart. It is always disconcerting when we experience things like this and don't know the cause.

Linda, we are remembering your requests as well and know that our Lord remains in control.

This morning on my way to camp from a meeting downtown I was passing through a depressed area of Indianapolis. Along the road, between the sidewalk and the street curb was an elderly gentleman hunched over in a wheelchair. He had only one leg and was pulling himself forward with that leg, reaching down in front of the chair picking up trash and weeding a small flower bed.

I couldn't tell how much of his posture was a result of his "disability" and how much of it was a result of his activity, but it struck me that this man, who obviously didn't have much in the eyes of the world, who was "imperfect" physically, was making an impact in his yard and therefore in his neighborhood in a way that was obvious humbling.

I challenge each of you, myself included, to be sure and tend our spiritual gardens today and make a difference, if only in our own yards.

Serving the Saviour,

brad

3 Comments:

At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying for the teams' safety as they arrive to their destinations. my prayer for them (for all the awestar teams) is for continued unity and passion for the Lord.

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger PeteAce said...

YES! The Brent and team arrived safely in Country this afternoon. They are on the train headed to the next destination. Pray that the Lord would continue to keep them protected, safe and clearly lead them to the Divine Appointments He has established.

I'm overwhelmed at the team that the Lord has personally put together for this trip. He has uniquely called each one of these people, from all over, to go to Africa. Wow, He has a plan for each one for such a time as this. I can't wait to hear what He is going to do through them. Brent must be so awed by God as they go forth.
Brad, good word. In Song of Solomon, the writer, Solomon, speaks about our gardens. While those gardens refer to our relationship with our spouse, Sol's word is no less timely to your challenge. "Be on guard for the foxes." It is easy to tend to our gardens or get caught up being busy in our gardens. But we must remain vigilant against the foxes (enemy) that would come in and steal, kill or destroy those God-given gardens.
Let's all remain vigilant in prayer, as Paul says, "pray without ceasing". There is an Epic battle taking place and we are all needed to fight on our knee's.
Strength & Honor,
Pete

 
At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Cedarburg Tina said...

Hi Blog Family,

Wanted to give an update on my friend's brother in law. He is showing some small signs of improvement. They still have his skull open to help his brain receive the oxygen it needs. He is still on a respirator, however, they did take him off for an hour today and he did breathe on his own. His wife, as I mentioned, who is 7 mos. pregnant, was having some stress type problems, but all seems to be okay with the baby, so that's good news.

They can really feel all of the prayers, so please keep them up.

Praises that they have arrived safely.

Thanks so much, Tina

 

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