So close, so very close. That is where my wife and I are on our fundraising journey with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. So very close to reaching our monthly support goal.
As most of you know we joined staff with FCA in the summer of 2016 and life has pretty much been a whirlwind since then. We have definitely had some emotional ups and downs over the past two and half years with cancer, autism, celiac disease, car issues, and fundraising issues all hitting us over the course of that time. In each of these situations though we have seen God work. We have been amazed by his faithfulness as we have seen cancer taken away, therapies for autism, and great adjustment to the new lifestyle of being gluten free for Celiac disease.
Financially things have been tight due to our support level needing to be higher than it was for our previous ministry, more cost of living expenses with the move and kids getting older, medical issues, loss of some major support team members, and much more. Throughout this time though, even though our support has not been at 100% we have seen over and over God work and provide for our family through the generosity of friends, family, and even faithful followers who we don’t even know. We have truly been blessed and provided for.
As we approach the end of 2018 we are close than ever to reaching our monthly support goal of being fully funded. We currently sit at only $290 a month from being at our support goal. We are praying that in the next two months, God will provide the monthly or annual support partners needed to be fully funded. Being fully funded means a weight would be taken off of us and we would be free to just go and serve. Please join us in prayer that we would reach this goal by 2019. Also, please pray about if you know anyone we can talk to about partnering with us that you could connect us to. Lastly, pray about whether or not God would be leading you to join with us. There is a link on the this blog where you can join our support team or feel free to contact me personally for more information.
Thank you for your prayers!
Today is a a glorious day. The first time this year it truly feels like fall. Yes, it’s cold, gray, rainy and wet. However, this is the first time this year I can go to my closet and pull out a glorious item of clothing known as the hoody.
I truly do love being able to wear my hoody. It means that the perfect time of year is here. Not so hot that I am sweating like a mad man, but at the same time, not so cold that I’m freezing and have to put on another couple of layers and a jacket. No, a hoody means I can be active, a little cool, but snug and warm as well.
For some reason the hoody makes everything better from wanting to be outside playing in the leaves with my kids, to even the desire to be out watching football. Yes, I do love my hoodies.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year, the start of the new school year. While I must admit when I was a student this was not the case, now that I am working with FCA I absolutely love it.
On the middle and high school campuses, it’s exciting to touch base with all our coaches and sponsors, most of whom I haven’t seen in a couple of months. Being able to share with them some ideas we have for their huddles and hearing their excitement and ideas is a huge blessing. While most of these schools have been in session for about a month now, the FCA huddles are really just now gearing up and so the excitement they have is great.
Also, being able to get back on campus at EKU has been another exciting season of ministry. Getting to hear what God has been doing in the lives of our student-athletes over the summer and building new relationships with new students is awesome. Also, getting to plug back into ministering to the coaches on campus is a blessing too.
In all these areas of ministry we are excited to see how God is going to work during the 2018/2019 school year. It is definitely good to be back on campus!