I am so thankful the Lord has been providing me with all my needs. Before I came to Wildwood many people wondered how I would survive and they were genuinely worried about me. All I can say is if the Lord is calling you somewhere, don't hesitate just go. And just because you don't see how He will provide, is not a reason to not move forward. And what is survival....many of us think its having a nice car, a nice home, all the gadgets we can desire and a few dollars for missions. The scripture says "foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." Matthew 8:20. He also sent the desciples out saying take nothing (Matthew 10:5-10) and when they returned He asked if they lacked anything (Luke 22:35). "Nothing" they replied. I can say by Gods grace I have lacked nothing during my ministry here at Wildwood. Phone, computer, shelter, food and even friends. God has always provided for His children and He always will. In reality there is not much sacrifice compared to what many have done overseas with sickness, famine, disease and so much more. But being where the Lord has called us to is the best and happiest place anyone will want to be. So what about that genuine worry that could have prevented me from coming to Wildwood? Well, they give me a cell phone, a lap top, a brand new home, travel expenses to meetings I enjoy like GYC, ASI, and the General Conference. And the issue that caused more worry than any other was how will I pay for my student loans? In the last few days a group of influential individuals united together and voted to contribute $450.00 per week to pay off my loans. Lord thank you for provided for all my needs and by your grace I will continue to serve. It's hard work, but you have confirmed the call.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I'm not a great writer, but for those who are interested I just wanted to share a small portion of the Lords blessings in my life. While catching up with a friend over the phone, he asked me hey do you remember this guy named so and so?" I told him I did and got the phone number from him. The Lord has really placed a burden on my heart for this young person and I was glad to call him and see how things were going after almost two years of not speaking with him. Today he is now at Wildwood with me taking a six month course in health evangelism. How did that happen you might ask? Well, that day when I called he had been praying for much of that day pleading with God to show what to do next for life seemed dull. And then I called. It feels good to know that God is still using you in life to bless those around you. That boy came to my house this weekend while I was gone, and cleaned it for me. Why? No doubt a sign of appreciation. I pray that God will use me to be a blessing in the lives of those around me just like he has blessed me.
I also finished worship recently with the boys in the guys dorm, and it's amazing to see young people that have devoted six months of their precious time for training to save souls. When you give all for the Lord and come to a place like Wildwood or any other sacrifice and request His presence, you are bound to get it. The Lord decended upon us as we were in worship there tonight. Thank you Lord again.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Hello brothers and sisters,
I have been scolded, and threatened (Kelsey Belcourt) that if I do not write a blog, I will be removed from the list of fellow bloginating beleivers. So here is my blog that I promised to put out by the end of the week.
Today after having our hospital closed for several months we were inspected by the state of Georgia. By the grace of God, we were given the states stamp of approval with out defficiencies. We were amazed and all the hard work paid off. Now to fill the rooms with patients legally is another story. (legally = without breaking legs or infecting others with bacteria purposfully)
Yes, it is true I am now an official bycycle rider. lol. I have a used motorcycle that was made in China and I love it. I cant find the key though so it's sitting outside of our hospital with no rider today.
Wildwood and me
There are many exciting things going on here at Wildwood and I wish you could all be a part of it. It feels like I am working on SEYC stuff everyday. I love the patients and hopefully I can get a camera soon to share with you all the things going on. Once a week we have a Bible study at a family's house and many people show up. It is also very in depth because the person giving the study is extrememly knowledgable about the subject. Many of our Bible studies would be this way if we truly knew God's biblical principles and applied them to our lives. I have been camping, done construction, marketing, and the past few days witnessed the inspection of our facility from six female inspectors. They were hard on us the first day, but the last day they were like bubbles of joy. ? Anyway I love it and I work for no man just the Lord. It so happens though God sent a representative named Vaughn Sparrow who for a short time on earth I call "Boss". Well fellow bloginators I must go. But not for good, I will share more of my life as things pop up. God bless
Monday, April 30, 2007
This is what the Israelites were waiting for. After the burden of slavery in Egypt, and over 40 years wandering the desert, they finally arrived to the borders of Cannaan. Moses who led the people out of Egypt and had gone through so much, was so excited to finally arrive at the borders that he asked God "I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan." (Deut 3:25) Try to imagine the most beautiful nature hike you have ever taken. Then multiply it times ten. It was a coveted land inhabited by many nations of which God drove out for his chosen people to enjoy. But there was a condition. A condition that has never and will never change. You read it over, and over again especially just before Moses dies. The last words of most are important. They want to communicate something of utmost importance. Something they want remembered for years to come. So what did Moses say? "hearken, O Israel unto the statutes and unto the judgments....that ye may live and go in and possess the land which the Lord God...giveth you."
Obedience. I could list probably hundreds of verses but you might think i'm a little crazy. Now before you shut me down lets look at the intimate relationship that exists between a loving father and his son. If a father loves his son, and shows him throughout the years that he has only his good in mind, the son trusts his father and obeys him. You see, it's not really obedience that Christ is after. It's our love that he really wants. You might have heard Christ say this before. "If you love me keep my commandments." (John 14:15) Obedience is not an option. It's an automatic natural expression of our love towards God. It's not something you have to do, it's something you want to do, and it was a requirement for the Israelites to obtain the promised Land. It is still a requirement for us today.
Well thats just salvation by works Chuck! Nope, it's still salvation through faith. If we break the law we lose out. But Christ made a way. Back then God's followers were required to be circumcised. Today it's baptism. It's a sign, an outward expression of our faith in Christ. We die to our old selves and are born again new creatures by the power of WHO? Christ! He is the one that will give us the strength to obey.