Wednesday, September 13, 2006

This is what it feels like right now. We are tired, beaten, broken, exhausted, BUT we have hope and can fold our hands in prayer because we know the One who will sustain us and who has called us. He gives us everything we need for life and godliness. He is our refuge; He is our strength. He is our help in times of trouble. We aren't, but He is. We cannot, but He can.

So as we continue packing (it's now 10:42 p.m.) to prepare for our 7:00 a.m. flight tomorrow morning (which will involve 15 hours in planes and airports to get to Kona), and as we try to get our minds wrapped around what we need for a three month jaunt, we ask that you, as you feel the same way, fold your hands in prayer. We aren't the only ones here, reading this, who feel broken and beaten, run over by the proverbial Mack truck. And, being able to acknowledge that we are weak and turn to the One who can pick us back up and give us hope and renew our strength, will enable us to soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint. Praise our heavenly Father together with us! And, as you experience His healing power, please pray that we will continue to fold our hands in prayer and praise to Him throughout our journey. We are completely unable to do this, but He graciously plans to use us to assist hundreds, perhaps thousands, in their desire to obey the Great Commission as we work together at the University of the Nations (, a YWAM ( campus.

We sure would love to have many join us! "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort." 2 Corinthians 1:3-7.

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