Praises, prayer requests and daily updates from HiS PRINT Ministries.
2020 Blog 8
I forgot to mention on my birthday post that this was the first year in 12 that I have spent my birthday at home in Texas (not overseas on a Mission Learning Opportunity in The Balkans.) It was nice to be at home for a small, peaceful, quiet celebration. Although I miss my brothers and sisters overseas and they have taken care of me on my birthday those 12 years, it was good to be with my bride and just veg on the couch!
Relationship Series: American Football
What a blessing the American Football Relationship Series has
been to connect with the coaches and players overseas since we
were not allowed to travel to them and conduct the summer
camps. In May I started interviewing 65 high school, college
and former NFL players and coaches from across the country as
well as team chaplains, pastors and ministry leaders, who I
asked to share a devotional for each interview. The series got
so popular with coaches and players here in the states,
desiring to be a part of it to share their lives, their love
of football and their love for family and God, we had to break
up the series into three sections of
8 interviews/devotionals (24 total.) We just
finished Series 1 and had a live Coaches Round Table Q&A
Webinar that was attended by over 20 overseas participants
Below is the link to the Relationship
Series: American Football and the line ups for each. If
you are interested in watching any of the interviews, go ahead
and do the simple registration and it will provide you a
password to view each of the sections.
We have a huge praise in our Equipment Ministry. Requests from
all over the world continue to come in, although we are in
delay mode currently, we are preparing those requests to send
out, once all the restrictions are lifted. We have received
requests from a University in Nigeria for American Football
gear; American Football gear request from Papua New Guinea and
Bulgaria; Soccer request from Malawi; Baseball equipment
request from Romania and Kashmir. We are blessed God has
collected all the equipment He has to meet most of the needs
of those requests and will be praying over all of it as it
leaves our hands and travels the distance to be received by
those who will be touched by His love through these gifts. We
currently have sent over 120,000 pounds to 33 countries and
with the addition of these, it will take use close to 40
countries across the world.
Also, something we
raise our hands up in praise, is that after close to 10 months
in transit, the baseball equipment finally arrived in Nigeria
to our dear brothers with Double T Baseball and Softball in
Iloran. We sent this shipment off back in August and it
arrived on the shores of Africa in June. These two boxes of
equipment have been around the world and we are just thankful
they have made it into the hands of those who are using it for
His Glory. The pictures below show those there in Iloran
receiving it and then going to the authorities the gifts they
received. We plan to ship more there soon and will pray for a
quicker delivery time, LOL, but we also know that it all is in
His hands and will travel at His pace.
Below is a
beautiful thank you letter from our brothers in Nigeria. God
has blessed us with a beautiful relationship of brotherhood!
Remember, Pray, Pray, Pray; without it, all those tasks,
reflections, things to do will become worries and distract
God’s purpose for your life. Join me in celebrating life with
Him and then walk out life with Him, where He leads you to go!
Have a wonderful God filled day!