Last Monday I had the honor of being a speaker at a Rally for Foster Children in front of the State Capitol in Salem. I was immensely blessed by the prayers and encouragement I received before speaking. Here’s the video from my speech if you are interested in watching.
I wanted to update you about where God is leading now that my prayer walk of the coast has completed for this season.
It’s been over 8 years since I left life in the corporate world and began traveling with the simple focus to share God’s Love with every person I meet. I’ve traveled nearly every state in the U.S., walked thousands of miles up and down the west coast, greyhounded across the country multiple times and had more impactful, life-changing moments with people than I can count. I can honestly say that there is no better way to live than placing our complete trust and faith in God to meet our needs when we seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness and let that completely be our vision, and seek to share His Love and the way He sees us as His children with others.
Now there is an 8-years-in-the-making transition God is doing in my life that is both exciting and a little scary (in an exciting way). I am planting roots in the Salem, Oregon area and launching full-steam-ahead into full-time ministry, serving as a Prayer and Media Missionary at the Salem House of Prayer, increasing activity with Pray Oregon (check out the new Pray Oregon website, just launched) and looking for ways I can use the gifts and talents God has given me to serve churches, ministries and the Body of Christ across Oregon.
I believe the Holy Spirit is uniting the Body of Christ which is bringing transformation to our cities, our state and nation. I believe my role within what God is doing is first and foremost connecting with people to build relationship, because relationship with God and with each other is what brings life and empowers us to do what we are called to do.
I will also be using my abilities in media design and technology to help churches, ministries, missionaries and Good News causes take full advantage of today’s tools for connecting with each other and sharing the Gospel with the world. I believe that is one area that we as followers of Jesus can use with greater excellence and I will offer those services on a volunteer or “love offering” basis so that my sole focus is on serving anyone in the Body of Christ who may benefit or find value in what I can do.
Is there anything I may be able to do to serve you in that area? Is there anything God has given you vision to do that would benefit from having a website or other communication tools? I would be honored to partner with you in what God is doing as we see His Kingdom reigning on earth.
If you would like to partner with me financially in this transition and next season of life and ministry, please click here to visit the giving page and choose the option that works best for you. Thank you!
Thank you for reading my update and thank you for your connection.
God is so good!
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