Thursday, April 14, 2011

F.R.O.G (Forever Relying On God) Club

Three years ago, God wanted me to reach children in the Augusta KS Elementary schools.  The idea was that I start at one school and add another each year until I was in all the schools.  So I started a Forever Relying On God (F.R.O.G Club) at Robinson Elementary in 2009 and averaged about 11 kids each week.  The next year I added Garfield Elementary and my numbers grew to 18 at Robinson and 23 at Garfield.  So in 2011, I asked God which school I add this year and he laid upon my heart to add the remaining two schools.  I asked are you sure, because I haven't had luck with volunteers.  All I know is that I wanted to following God's direction and I added Lincoln and Ewalt Elementary schools this year.  The F.R.O.G. Club Bible verse is Luke 16:10, it states "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."  I am trying to teach the children about responsibility for things that happen in their lives.  Well God answered prayers, like he always does and have given me 14 volunteers and 177 children that have registered to attend the F.R.O.G Club each week.  This was a dream I had three years ago and God has Bless this ministry.  Remember, we many never know why God wants us to start something, but being obedient is all he asks.  Keep the faith and God Bless! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

57 Cent Church

This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of reward. May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God.  Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing and dance. It is there for each and every one of you. A friend who I recently Baptized shared  this with me and I wanted to share it with all of you.  No matter how hard or difficult your life may seem, never loss Faith in God, because "Nothing is Impossible with God" Luke 1:37

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Relaxed and Refreshed

Well returned from a Children's Pastors Conference last week and it was a nightmare getting there.   Airport closing, plane cancellations, rescheduling flight and finally we made it.  The first night our speaker was Alex Kendrick, you know him and his brother Stephen made Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Flywheel.  Well we were blessed to preview their new movie coming out September 30, 2011. I am encouraging all families to check this film out, it's called COURAGEOUS.  We promised not to discuss th movie, so your'll have to check it out, I give it 5 stars.  Went to a class held by Aaron Chambers a senior pastor for a church in Colorado and he has a book called Eat with Sinners.  This breakout session was great because at his church they do a lot of community outreach and hold all there programs in the community.  I'll let you know how the book turns out when I finish reading it.  Well my beautiful wife joined me at this conference  and we spent some time reconnecting with each other.  Also, we visited Downtown Disney and Epcot, if you have never been make plans to go and take your family, children and friends with you.  Now I have all these wondering ideas and things I've learned while at the conference, but now I will start praying about how God can use them to assist me in my ministry. So I leave you with this thought today:  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your FAITH is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:2-3 (New Living Translation)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A New Year; A New beginning

Well, it's been a year since I have written anything on my Blog, so I just wanted to give you a quick update. I started my 3rd year at First Baptist Church of Augusta and my job title has changed numerous times.  I am now the Children & Family Pastor and love my job.   So since I last wrote on my Blog, I have been Licensed to Preach, became an Ordained Minister, had two grandsons added to our family, have a granddaughter on the way, my father got remairred, done my first funeral, preached numerous times and will do my first wedding in May 2011.  So what's in store for 2011, I'm gonna let God direct that part.  Prayer for all of you is to forget the past, don't look into the future and live for the moment.  God Bless all of you!