Two trips coming up for me - Geneva Switzerland and Romania. The latter trip will have Heart of a Warrior introduced in Romania. This came about after participating in a Men's Advance at Green Lake Conference center in Wisconsin almost 2 years ago. Several groups were formed out of that church and continue to flourish. The church has a connection with a church in Romania. When the father of the wife of a pastor there talked about what had happended in Wisconsin there was an immediate interest in doing something similar there. I am excited about ministering to men in Romania and solicit your prayers.
I go into these opportunities listening to God's voice. Often, the circumstances of the moment suggest that the plan needs to change based on the demonstrated need. I have learned to adjust on the fly to keep up with what God seems to be doing at the moment. Several men will be coming with me, some of whcih have led men's group through Phase I: Heart of a Warrior in their church.
Prior to this trip howver, I will be in Geneva participating in a forum designed to promote social change and innovation within one's sphere of influence. Although this opportunity is secular in nature I will look for opportunities to share biblical concepts. There is a growing interest in character issues that lead us to make a difference in the world. Your prayers are welcomed. Pray that i have an opportunity to give a defense for the hope that is in me.
Also, men, don't forget to mark your calendars for our thrist HOAW Advance September 26-28, 2008 at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor Minnesota. Check out the flyer...click on the link below.
It is a PDF file so you will have to view it on Adobe Reader. It takes a few seconds to download--be patient. If you don't have the reader it can be downlowed for free at this site... just click on this link Adobe Reader.
I hope you all make it. Plan on it now. I will be speaking at the event. Johnny Turnipseed will be there as well. Amazing story--after leading an entire family in crime garnering the nickname Murderapolis he came to Christ. He has an amazing story to tell. A movie is being made of his life. Also John Gotti's (Mafia) former bodyguard will also be speaking. You don't want to miss this Advance.
I challenge you to pray for 5 guys that need to be at the Advance. Let me know if you want flyers for your church. We'll get them to you. I will be personally challenging the 19 men that are currently in my Heart of a Warrior group. This is an opportunity to accelerate your spiritual development. Don't miss it!!!!