Our Most Vulnerable
Not everyone has the ability to really take the initiative to make the next steps in their spiritual journey. I’ve been working with a group who rescue young ladies from the sex trafficking industry. These women are down trodden, rejected and have very little self worth. Unchained Movement sponsored an awareness event entitled
“Exposed Tour”, a walk thru type horror house to show the reality of this travesty. Nashville is one of the largest trafficking hubs in our country. I helped with assembling props and sat in a “strip club” in one of the scenes.
Check out this (accurate) local news report about the event:
I Lost My Way
Tom called me late one night. He was in great pain from a medical condition. After some discussion the conversation turned to reading scripture. “I’ve gotten away from that lately”, he confessed. “When I was in prison I read the Bible all the time. It speaks to every need you have.” I encouraged Tom to take back up the habit of reading the Bible everyday.
Our Greatest Hope for 2016
Not always, but I usually do not receive a call from someone I’m mentoring unless there is a problem. How often do we wait to pray? Do we wait only when a problem surfaces? I think God would like for us to check in on a regular basis. “Pray without ceasing”, we are admonished by the apostle Paul. Bible study and prayer are two of the most critical avenues for believers to find, follow, and fear our Lord. Yet we neglect these disciplines. They will draw us closer to Him and make us wiser in the here and now.
Our Greatest Need
Pray for a lady I met at the Dental Unit one day. This single mom of 3 traveled from another town to be helped. She lives in the same city Priscilla and I live in. I invited her to church because she was looking for a place she could bring her family to worship.
At the same Dental event, I met another young lady who was raised by a father who “thought he was Jesus”. This lady found her way to salvation and faith by searching the Word in college and studying the story of Martin Luther. She feels like her father is a hopeless schizophrenic. I tried to encourage her with God’s Word that says, “With God, all things are possible”. She and her sister need prayer.
Be ready in season and out of season to give a reason for your faith. We will be ready if we stay in tune with prayer and remain diligent with Bible study.
Your prayers and support mean a lot to us.