Saturday, January 14, 2006

Wow, it's on pt. 2

And then there is the summer. So far to date, we have had 11 requests! Wow, I never have had that many requests, too bad they are all for the same weeks that are already booked. I am teaching at Camp Timber-Lee in June, then July is really cool. It starts with Summer Celebration July 10-14, then I fly home for my sister-n-law's wedding and the guys (the Project311 worship team) drive to Mexico to the Adventures in Mission base in Matamoros, after the wedding I will fly to Mexico to be with them for a week there, then we will drive back up to Ohio for Camp Velocity (this is our third year with them) for a week of summer camp with hundreds of students.

So, lots of ministry and I believe we are really making a difference. But, it can't happen without giving from people to help fund us. I am dealing with stress a whole lot better than I used to. I used to get these headaches that would ground me for days, now I sleep awfully rough, grind my teeth and gain weight! Crap, I hate that one. I wish stress made me loose weight, I really do. This time last year I was 20 pounds lighter, but I have started the start of the end.

So, lot's of stress. One of my favorite verse's is Matthew 11:28 where Jesus says "Come to me when you are weary and burdened and I will give you rest". I love how the Message puts it...."Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me, watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace." We are trying to do this every day, just hand it all over to him. So, it’s a journey, we are relying on God and trusting Him to provide for us while we encourage students to Love God passionately and to Love others selflessly.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Dude...I'm posting on your stuff like a madman. Just read through here tonight and wanted to let you know that I enjoyed it. I know sometimes I post on my blog and think "Who the heck will read this?" now at least you know I've read yours!

I'll keep you in my prayers. The money thing is so overwhelming. We're 53 days out from our event (but who's counting?) and I am terrified that it won't break even. I trust that God has called us to this, and am certain that it will be incredible no matter the financial bottom line, but I am still terrified of the effect that financial failure could have on my family. All that to say, I truly feel your heart on that, and mean it when I say that I will be praying for awesome things for you and 311.

There are a couple of ideas I had that would work well for 311 and Stuck...let's talk sometime soon!