This last few months have been a time of revelation and focusing on our Lord. I’ve had to, more than ever, humble myself and listen to our Father’s wisdom and purpose for this time of my life.
As some of you know I had to cancel my missions trip to South Africa due to unforeseen situations. It’s a time when I’ve needed to depend on our prayer team. Judi has had some health issues that I felt I needed to not leave the country until she is 100%. She is doing better, and we praise God for that, but I feel it’s the right thing to do. I have never cancelled any of my mission trips or speaking engagements until now. I must say I am very sad I will miss connecting with my South African family.
God has opened up some doors that we believe are His purpose for this season. Our Tucson Men’s Support Group has started with 6 participants and 4 leaders. It is going well and our Father has shown His presence. We are trying a new format of 12 weeks instead of 16 weeks running Saturdays for 3 hours. We will give you an update in our next Newsletter of how it worked.
I have been asked to help with the University of Arizona (UofA) Chi Alpha on campus ministry for 2019-2020. I will be speaking periodically. Most importantly I will be leading the men’s small group meeting every week. It’s a new experience outside Restoring Wholeness, yet the same principles apply…discipleship. So far we are having a great time in the Lord discussing scripture and our Father’s values for life. I am getting first hand experience with campus ministry and the need for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on university students. In this day and time it has become extremely difficult on campuses across this nation.
Scott Martin, Chi Alpha National Director, shared at our last meeting. It was absolutely inspirational. He was the founding leader of Chi Alpha at UofA many years ago. What a privilege to hear his wisdom. Sarah Komarabathuni and her husband Rakesh are intrum for this year and are doing a fantastic job.
I would appreciate your prayers for both our RW Support Group and separately, the Chi Alpha Men’s Small Group as well as all of Chi Alpha.