So, it has been a while since I have posted anything. I forget I have this “blog spot” and well, life just meanders along.
In the intervening months since my last entry, I have ventured in “care services” by a) for a couple of months being a host home, and then b) providing respite care services to others who are providing host homes. Being a care provider for those physically challenged and those with developmental disabilities is both challenging and probably, one of the most rewarding “jobs” I have ever done.
Meanwhile, in addition I have been spending time building a couple of small retail (home based) businesses in the health and wellness space.
The Well (the ministry) lost it’s battle with the City of Longmont to gain permits for public meetings at our space on Main Street in Longmont, Colorado. We appealed this decision and lost again, and we were given a cease and desist order – because we moved in back in March, on a “promise” of permits, and have continued having our weekly fellowships but have not been able to fund-raise or hold other seminar or educational type meetings. At this time, still searching for suitable space even though we have to be out in 3 weeks.
This is just a quick update – to make sure I have not forgotten how to type and perhaps I can be more disciplined and write more frequently in the future.
Saturday December 1st, 2012 – Pet Expo Day with BRAVO for Longmont Humane Society, Larimer County Humane and The Well. It was an awesome day – we could have used more members of the public but we had some and 17 booths.
God always uses these events in “strange” (to our minds) and mysterious ways. Many great connections were made with and among the vendors. God sees the long term picture and while we were expecting lots of people on a single day, He engineers relations for the long term.
Thank you Papa for your plan – and not mine!
HOPE springs anew! Today is a good day. It seems that after Kenya, I had some kind of slump. We have so much here in the USA – and western countries for that matter, and in Kenya there is so little. It has taken me a few months to “adjust” and get some focus. A weird time indeed.
Well, here I am sitting in Dallas / Fort Worth airport and … well …. ho .. hum ….. not a lot happening yet! So, my update for today is this. As I was meditating on the Lord on this flight, I was reminded that tomorrow August 3rd, not only is my anniversary, but it would have been my Mum’s birthday – and guess where I will be? ENGLAND! The Lord said that He is timeless, as I have the mind of Christ, then that too is timeless and I could therefore celebrate my Mum’s birthday in the airport. Somehow, she would know and celebrate also. Am I thinking too hard? Or, was this new revelation?
So, it is the day before I leave on my missions trip. I am both excited and overwhelmed by all that has been arranged. Over 250 pastors registered for the conference, meetings with other churches, orphanages and even local government officials. I pray that I will bring glory to my Father in Heaven who has sent me on this trip. I give Him the glory for all the arrangements that have been made, and for calling the pastors together for this conference. I am also amazed at the wonderful volunteers who will make sure The Well in Colorado remains “doing its thing”. It is an honor and a blessing for me to have them in my life. Thank you to all. Thank you especially to my wonderful wife, without her support I would be a mess!
This is a 1-slide presentation to help connect with events in Kenya. This is a test for one of the Lessons I will be giving at the Kingdom Rising conference. Click on the link below and then click the PLAY button (one slide only).
Way of the Disciple
So, here I am .. again – and I need to blog to keep everybody up to date with my trip to Kenya which is in 30 days. This is just a practice run – to get into the habit of blogging, BUT given the recent spate of disastrous Colorado wildfires (among others), I read with interest my initial post on this blog, from January 2011. Perhaps he was telling me about what was to come … and now has come! As of August 2012 you should be getting almost daily updates from me as I minister in Western Kenya. As of today, we have around 300 registrations for the Kingdom Rising conference which I will lead August 7-12th and then follow that up with a week of traveling around visiting The well(s) of Kenya – as of this writing we have 24 locations – quite likely only visiting 7-8 of them. ALL GLORY TO PAPA!