August provided an opportunity for Cindy and me to take our first vacation in over a year since arriving in Colorado last August and beginning my assignment at The Road @ Chapel Hillsfor my friend and pastor, Steve Holt. In addition, we have had a very successful and wonderful year for On Target Ministries,filled with a lot of hard work. So, all this to say taking a vacation break was a great blessing.
We traveled to California and stayed with our daughter Kim and her family for 10 days. Temecula was as beautiful and relaxing as ever. We were able to visit old friends and family. We also had opportunity to go to the beach and watch our grandkids surf and enjoy great food on the beach at Jakes.
Now that we are back Cindy and I are getting very excited about the coming months. On the church front we are headed into a wonderful new season as we launch our AIM(All In Men) weekly gatherings. We have about 50 men on our list and it is growing even through the summer months. AIMis The Road @ Chapel Hills’rendition of our On Target Institutemodel. Pastor Steve has asked me to bring leadership to this important effort and I am honored.
For On Target Ministries, the next few months will be pretty busy as well. This coming weekend I fly to Gainesville, Florida for a weekend with The Family Church. My good friend Jim Guth, formerly head of Florida Men Of Integrity, has asked me to come and speak at his men’s breakfast on Saturday, conduct a leadership conference, and also speak at his church for both Sunday morning services. As I write this, a major hurricane is headed toward Florida, however, the latest news is that it is expected to miss the Gainesville area. Please pray for that whole hemisphere as it is devastating.
From the 12ththrough the 15thI will be attending my first Whole Heart Advanceat the Ponderosa Campin Monument, Colorado. This is the major event put on by my pastor, Steve Holt, and should be a powerful experience. As Steve and I continue to discuss how our men’s ministries, Worshipper Warriorand On Target, may work more closely, we are realizing how similar our ministries really are! We are both endeavoring to help men overcome their past guilt and shame, move on to seeing themselves through Jesus’ eyes and ultimately discover God’s destiny for them.
My last event for September is the largest. I fly to Allentown, PA for Priority Onemen’s ministry. I leave on the 18thand return Sunday the 22nd. The event is taking place at the beautiful Young Life’sLake Championin New York. I will be speaking five times and they are expecting 400-500 men. Many of these men will no doubt surrender to Jesus during this time so please pray in advance for them. Also, please pray for safe travels for myself and 1-2 men from our church who may be traveling with me.
As I close, just a reminder that Cindy and I love you so much. We could not continue our ministry efforts without your prayers and generous financial support. Please consider a special gift this season as we are needing to complete our Men On Targetmanuals and also record additional videos.
May you experience Gods richest blessings,