We feel like we are smack dab in the middle of a revival. Men and women are coming to Christ, disciples are growing and laborers are working the harvest. The Lord is blessing us here at Fort Benning beyond our wildest expectations. The only thing we can humbly say is, ‘Thank you Lord for including us in Your work.’ We added a 5th Bible study in December and the leaders are not only serving as study facilitators, but investing their lives on a daily basis to help young soldiers become more like Jesus.
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)
Part of our outreach strategy is to ensure new single soldiers are invited to lunch after chapel. Through small groups, we begin developing friendships by trading testimonies and teaching basic truths from the Scriptures. This has become one of the most exciting parts of our ministry as we watch young men and women become skilled ‘fishers of men’. Also, we have seen several folks come to Christ in a natural, genuine environment.
“Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.” (Joshua 1:3)
This last President’s Day Weekend we had our 4th Annual All Army Navigator Conference in Albany, New York. Over 170 people from 19 Army Installations came to be encouraged and inspired to reach the next generation for Christ. The Army work has grown beyond present capacity to lead it and major shifts in leadership are necessary to facilitate the movement. Please pray with us that God will provide the laborers and full time staff required to keep up with the harvest.
Last June, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a disease that attacks the nervous system. I have experienced significant fatigue, weakness and tremors as primary symptoms. In the midst of many blessings, we see this new challenge as another opportunity to be pruned in the Savior’s Vineyard and to bear even more fruit. Deb and I have had to slow down over the past two months and realize that significant changes need to be made in our personal ministries. We are taking some time off to prayerfully consider what our contributions will look like in the future. Although this is a little scary, we look forward to seeing how God uses us in the next season of life. Please pray with us.
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