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Fall 2019 Blog 15

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Fall 2019 Blog 15: ThanksGiving
WOW! What God is up to I can only imagine! And sometimes my imagination can’t even begin to touch the surface of God’s, but it sure is fun to try!

I am still trying to grasp all that happened during this past Fall’s MLO to Croatia. While we were there God expanded HiS PRINT’s ministry of reach by 1/3 through the opportunity we had to meet new contacts. Plus, since we’ve left Stefan and Arie continue to meet more contacts and equipment requests are coming regularly. Those requests keep coming and God keeps collecting ! Now with 5 holding areas across Houston, it is getting more and more apparent we need a permanent place to call home - both for warehousing the thousands and thousands of pounds of equipment, but also a place where we can do local ministry to those here in Houston. We are continuing to pray and lift up land that has been gifted to HiS PRINT and how God will bring that new home to fruition in His timing and plan! Thanks Giving Before I sha…

Fall 2019 Blog 14

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Fall 2019 Blog 14:   Evolution of a Miracle
If you remember from Blog 8, we have been praying for a young man, Ivan (18), a HiS PRINT Camper for many years, who was hit by a city bus in Zagreb and was in a coma since October 26th. That was two days before we arrived in Croatia for the Fall MLO and when I heard from Ivan’s coach that he was in the hospital. I asked if it would be possible for us to come and visit Ivan. The family was so moved that we would be willing to take the time to come from Sisak to Zagreb that they invited us into their home for a meal and to pray with them. Then the oldest son Alen took us to the hospital and pleaded with the administrators to let me in, “Their American Uncle from Texas”, but they wouldn’t allow it. So, I told our team to spread out in the hallway and around the ICU and to pray for Ivan and all those caring for him. It was a blessed time of prayer then and we have continued to pray since. In fact, I reached out to over 80 men requesting prayer…

Fall 2019 Blog 13

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Fall 2019 Blog 13:   God's Target is Our Destiny
Writing the last blog helped me realize what God has done and what He desires for us as a ministry team to do in the future. For sure we are to love people where He has called us, and to love them in a way they will always ask why, but the extent of what He is doing still amazes me. I am not surprised any more while walking His illuminated path in the direction He shines for us to go, but I am still amazed at how He does it most times. 1250 Target Back in 2008 when God placed the vision of HiS PRINT on my heart, I began to listen more intently to His bidding. There were often times I would ask or even question, why He was sending us to Croatia and across The Balkans and Eastern Europe.  I was asking my own why and wanting Him to give me an easier road to hold. A few years after HiS PRINT was born, I was asking God why Croatia and He simply asked, “Do you see it?” It was like an audible voice I heard in my head, but had woken me fro…

Fall 2019 Blog 12

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Fall 2019 Blog 12:   Our Step Leaving HiS PRINT
I look at this t-shirt logo and am overwhelmed by emotions from what it represents, and the enormity of what God has done these past 14 years through HiS PRINT. A few years back, I asked my son Clay, a graphic artist, to use his talents to design a t-shirt that I could use for the ministry and he came up with this perfect design. It states who we are, how long we have been going, who we represent, and by using the "Our Steps, HiS PRINT" statement he formed a smile (which is what comes across my face every time we go!) To top it all off, he put a diamond around the entire logo to remind us of where we started: teaching baseball.  We will continue to teach between the lines, but since that first time in 2006, God has also grown this ministry far outside the lines to reach people across the city of Sisak, the country of Croatia, the region of the Balkans and the nations across the world using our steps to leave HiS PRINT  whereve…

Fall 2019 Blog 11

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Fall 2019 Blog 11:  More, More, More
Our last day in country was spent doing a little bit More. We met a few More people, we saw More opportunities to do ministry in the future, we had time to teach More things to Stefan and found out God was collecting More equipment back home. In fact, He had collected so many boxes at our doorstep and in front of our garage, that my bride, Debbie, had to create space in our garage to put them all in. In fact, we have so much there, that we can actually call it another warehouse to store what God has collected, which gives us 5 warehouse locations across Houston. Gifts from God's PeopleGifts keep coming!Warehouse #5 (garage is full!) What was happening back in Croatia was a flurry of activity that we wanted to accomplish prior to our leaving and were blessed with the opportunity to do so. KAS Horse Ministry to the Handicapped We had a meeting with the administrators of KAS Horse Ministry to the Handicapped in the afternoon. We wanted to reach ou…