Blog Post February 2016
I first wanted to thank you all for your support and prayers. God has been good to our family in 2015. That surely does not imply that we haven’t had our trials these past few months; however it does imply that through everything God has been good.
After finishing off two revival meetings at the end of October my family and I headed to Alabama for the remainder of the Public School Ministry for 2015. We had the privilege to have the help of the Roberts family for our fall semester. We were able to conduct the Consider Character Program in was Cotaco Middle School. The principal Brad Stapler was a tremendous encouragement to me. Brad allowed us to conduct our program in his gym classes. We were able to teach seven gym classes per day for two days. This gave us the privilege to impact everyone in his school. The following week we were in Brewer High School in Somerville, AL. Principal Childers opened the door to speak with all of his 9th graders. We had opportunity to teach seven classes per day for four days. Among the other schools that we were able to get into Arab Elementary sticks out in my mind during the month. Arab again was an opportunity to conduct our program in gym classes for two days. Teaching seven classes per day. Our contact in the schools led to the opportunity to conduct a large dodgeball event at the end of November. We had a great time at the tournament. Having the privilege to preach to so many teens and adults is something that I pray I never take for granted. Decisions were made in Alabama and christians were encouraged.
The month of December brought more public school ministry as well as a new experience for teenage outreach. Pastor Ryan Henderson partnered with our ministry in our home state of Pennsylvania. The Lord open the door to get into his school and conduct a whole school convocation. We also followed up this time with a dodgeball tournament. We again had a stellar time. Pastor was encouraged and decisions were made for Christ.
All of the schools that I conducted the Consider Character program in asked us for return meetings. We are truly overwhelmed at God’s goodness.
The second large opportunity I had to impact teenagers took place from December 23rd – 27th. I was the keynote speaker at a conference in Missouri. I spoke eleven times in the four days that I was there. The interesting part of the conference is that it was for over 2000 Asian people. I was asked to minister to the American born Asian youth and young adults. There were around three hundred youth and young adults attending the conference. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with those dear people. Teens, adults, and young adults were broken by the preaching and gave testimonies of the decisions that were made during our time together.
So as you can see God has truly been good to our family. Please continue to pray for us.
To God Be The Glory
We are overwhelmed with the amount of ministry opportunities that the Lord is allowing us to be involved in this year and in 2016. My family and I have prayed to have our schedule as full as it is, but it does create some needs. We are praying about hiring another staff member to alleviate the daily workload.
• Our families’ health.
• The mailing of brochures throughout the year.
• For consistent contact with public schools for the intent of future ministry.
• Safety in our travels this year.
• Approach schools! Approach schools! Approach Schools!
• Travel to Florida, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
• Below is a list of states that we will be conducting our program in this next year as well as states that we are currently talking to concerning our program.
◦ Alaska, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Montana, Minnesota, Iowa, and Florida
This is something new for our ministry. We have found that dodgeball is a venue that we can use to reach a broader group of teenagers and young people in communities across America.
The Dodgeball tournament consists of the bullet points below:
• One Day Only
• Four on Four Double Elimination
• $200.00 Grand Prize
• Register Individually Or Your Whole Team On Our Website Online
We have been able to generate many quality contacts for the local churches that have partnered with in this outreach. Please let me know if you are interested in this exciting opportunity.