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HiS Print/Italy - Update 5

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Travel Day - Back Home
I just love the way God orchestrates things in our lives and brings about the right person or situation in your life at the appropriate time. Some times those may not feel right and in fact when the situations are bad, we would respond it is not right, but God is sovereign and His will be done. The factor in that equation as to whether it is right or good is us! You can call it positive thinking or coincidence or even luck, but I feel that all those are the wrong prospective and reasoning. It's Trust!!  With God there is no such thing as good luck or coincidences and His word promises me, He never gives us more than we can handle and never leaves us nor forsakes us. That being said, God is in control and things that happen to us are Devine appointments and with Him there are only Godcidences. It's being open to His leading and receptive to where that leads, no matter what. That's Trust! 
Well yet again, He did not disappoint and brought me to Row 41 on…

HiS PRINT/Italy - Day 4

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Day 4 of the Ready Set Go Conference. 

There was so much that went on today and really blessed me every single moment. I know I won't be able to write them all, not because I don't remember them but because you wouldn't have the time to read them all. I guess I'll start where the day finished and that was a worship service that included 230 something people reading scripture and praying out loud for one another! It was such an incredible blessing to witness over 50 languages spoken out to the same God and He heard every one of them. 
They asked for a representative from each country there and they wanted me to step up to represent the US since I was the only one here!  We were asked to say two prayers and then people from all around the chapel came and prayed over these requests. It ended up being 30 countries! 
After the service I met up with my young Bulgarian basketball player and he told me how much I had meant to him and that he wanted to remain in contact and asked …

HiS PRINT Italy - Day 3

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DAY 3
The conference is going great and a lot of contacts have been made especially with several countries in The Balkans. I have spent the majority of my time in the room with the nations from The Balkans and it has been a joy! We have started planning a strategy session to follow up with those from Croatia to come and have at HiS HOUSE and after that we will have another one with those from other countries in The Balkans. God is starting to unite believers across borders as well as across ministry lines and I am really excited to see how we can be involved and with the use of HiS HOUSE we want to provide a safe place to all meet! 

The sessions today were really a blessing to witness as the countries started to work out the things they have been learning and applying it by teaching it to each other. The Croatians were split into two teams of three and one presented  to the UK and the other was with Albania. I was asked to help with helping monitor the groups and providing feedback afte…

HiS PRINT Italy - Update 2

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I am writing from from The International Sports Coalition (Italy) "Ready, Set, Go Sports Conference" put on by the International Sports Coalition in Italy. Thanks to Roger Wernette, my boss with The Gathering, for allowing me to take advantage of this special offer to come and take part in this special conference. The International Sports Coalition offered this all expense paid trip for me to come and share about HiS PRINT and participate in this historic, first time event in Europe and I am blessed to be a part of it. I have had the opportunity to share about The Gathering of Men and what we do with several missionaries from England, Liverpool and The Netherlands. They love the idea of reaching men in the work place. Who knows Roger and I may be starting an International Gathering lunch series in the near future! Let's see how God works! 
850 years ago a movement began in this valley and in this town, Bobbio Pellice, Italy, the start of the reformation of the church befo…

HiS PRINT Update - Italy

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Folks,

It's been awhile since I have updated you and sorry for my delay. The latest shipment of 8,000 pounds is in route.... 20 pallets worth of baseball, football and hockey equipment along with several things for our crafts and community service projects. We also were able to add a pitching machine, tackling dummies and 2 basketball rims and backboards. Such a blessing to be blessed with so many generous donations that we are then able to take 6,000 miles away and disburse to coaches and players across Eastern Europe. 

I am presently traveling to Italy. I have been invited by Revival Sports to come and participate in an International Sports Conference in a city outside of Turin. There will be over 300 coaches representing 35 countries who will be coming to learn how to use sport to share Christ's love. I am really thrilled to come and participate in sharing how we run our HiS PRINT camps, as well as share with the coaches the equipment we have to give! I believe God is going t…