2019 Summer MLO Blog 9

Hello folks,

Sorry it’s been several days since I last reported back to you, but I have been rather sick since returning from Macedonia and Serbia. It was a crazy seven-day trip with four stops and several different camps that we took part in. My companions on this mission were a Jeff Sutherland, a dear friend of mine from FCA, and two friends of his. Jeff “SoCal” and I have become dear friends over the past three years and have planned this trip for the past two. Nathan Blank, a friend of Jeff’s and on his ministry board, and Kane Ulrich, a young FCA leader from Washington State, joined us on this trek into The Balkans.
Our first stop was in Belgrade because we wanted to break up the trip and drive half way to Macedonia so we didn’t have to do the 8 and half hour trip in one day! As many of you know from reading my last blog, this was a blessing because one of the football players heard I was coming to Belgrade and asked if I would baptize him. 
After getting up early and getting …

Summer MLO Blog 8

Hello Folks, 
Man what a ride these past several days have been. So many things have happened and so many places have been visited and they all amount to watching God's orchestrated pathway unfold right in front of you! I'm overwhelmed with emotion from watching God unfold His plan.  To witness His hand in all that has occurred really is like watching "Miracles While Holding onto Jesus' Robe" (like the old movie "Miracle on 34th Street" or "It's A Wonderful Life") over and over again. I have often heard the phrase "Every day is Christmas," and I am here to tell you, it feels like exactly that: The miracle birth of Jesus at Christmas, happening day after day! Or the production of bread and fish to overabundance after feeding the 5,000 from two loaves and 5 fish! 
I spent Monday and Tuesday working around HiS HOUSE and preparing for Stefan and Arie's arrival and for the rest of the team and visitors, which has grown dramatic…

Summer MLO Blog 7

Blog 7 Hello Folks,  Wow, where to begin! So many things happening and so much to share, but don’t want to overload or lengthen to the point that it takes up too much of your valuable time. That is the risk you take when not doing a daily blog and filling you in as the days roll out, so please know there is a whole lot more to tell than I can fit on this page, but that God will allow me to hit the highlights He desires to be shared.  First and foremost I want to share this huge news for HiS PRINT. We have been trying to accomplish the task of making HiS PRINT a non-profit official in Croatia. Well, as of this past weekend, the official documents were signed and sent off by courier to become official. This is a huge accomplishment for us, as this will help with shipping and receiving of all the equipment we send every year, as well as all the other ministry-related things we do throughout the year with the community in Croatia. Join us in praising God for this major hurdle that has be…

Summer MLO Blog 6

Hello Folks,
Not enough can be said about prayer and the importance of staying in contact with God, asking for His protection, guidance, and wisdom. HiS PRINT has adopted prayer as the biggest part of our planning, provision and direction. Ephesians 6:18 – ”And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Praying for the Holy Spirit's leading is like writing your plans in pencil and giving God the Eraser! He owns them, we simply humbly come asking for His leading and our flexibility to hear, listen, apply and follow! “Prayer is: Earthly permission for Heavenly Interference.” - Tony Evans
As we approach each MLO we use Preparatory Prayer. During the MLO we use Intercessory Prayer and after we are finished we focus on Reflective Prayer. Book-ending all things we do with prayer and being in constant contact him during allows you to give Him full control at all times. An…

Summer MLO Blog 5

2019 Summer MLO Blog 5 Hello Folks, I am actually finally typing again, although gingerly. I have been working on the brick wall outside the HiS HOUSE CafĂ© and filling in between the bricks with mortar. Well it just so happens, these soft, baseball, administrative hands didn't take too kindly to the manual labor of working with cement and ended up with blisters on the end of each of my finger tips! Ugly blood blisters that have kept me down for a few days. They are finally improving to the point where I can press down on a keyboard!

Looking forward to getting back on that wall, but the next two days will be spent at the warehouse sorting and packing things up for the teams who have requested. Berlin Wall One of the places that I didn't mention on my trip to Germany was the walk I made at the Wall while in Berlin. It was actually very cold that morning and Jeff and I made the drive over to the memorial for the Wall early, before the city got up. It was a sad feeling looking at …

Summer MLO Blog 4

2019 Summer MLO Blog 4 Hello Folks, I am typing, or at least attempting to type, with bandaged fingers on my right hand from small blisters on the tips of my fingers, caused by some brick and mortar work I am doing around HiS HOUSE. But more on that later, I gotta share with you some of what has happened since my last post and with my travels to Germany and back and what has been going on around here, in Sisak Croatia.

I am having to look back at pictures that I took over these past several days to remind me of what has been going on and the blessings received in the process. So first let me share some really neat news from the ECSU (European Christian Sports Union) Conference I attended last week in Altenkirchen, Germany. ECSU There were over 370 people from 37 countries gathered together, all of whom use sport across Europe to share the love of Christ. It was so refreshing and encouraging to spend time with other believers who are spread across Europe and gathered together to be en…