Pause and Reflect February / March 2017

IMG_5529Our world is a dark place dominated by the prince of this world, Satan. The best news is this. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world.” This is our mission and message to each and everyone we touch. “And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17

Mentor updates to pray for

Tim

I’ve lost contact with Tim, who is trying to adjust living outside of prison walls after serving 36 years. I still pray for him.

Tom

Tom has a good job. He wants to follow the Lord but is having a difficult time finding a church who accepts him and his prison past.

SB

SB called me one Saturday night. “I’m lost. I don’t know what to do?” Pray that Steven will take the sound advice I’ve been giving him. He keeps making the same mistakes getting the same results. SB is a hard worker and has no trouble getting a job, but loses it quickly due to situations he could clearly control. He needs to return to dependence on God and hang around people who will be an encouragement for him.

RP

RP turns 21 in March. He may lose his Social Security Disability check. Honestly, he is in one of those grey areas where, “Yes, he probably could work. But due to mental health challenges, he would have a difficult time sustaining work in the best of circumstances. We’ve known Ronnie since he came to the children’s home at the age of 5. He has no family nearby and has difficulty coping in life.

JB

A recent mentee was shot the day before our first session. He and his fiancée are expecting a child. He works for his dad and is seeking God.

JP

Finally, pray for JP. He is a young adult wanting to follow God, but has no father figure to guide him. He and his mother moved here from another country about 12 years ago. We have great discussions about relationships, careers, and what faith looks like in the work place.

Family Update

We are doing well. Priscilla and I visited my parents in South Carolina in January. We helped around the house and went with them on a retreat. In March we plan a trip to Michigan to visit Priscilla’s dad, our kids and of course, the grandkids.

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