Duluth CPA Thanks...Taking Christianity Into the World
Navajo Family Missions...May God Bless Each and Every One of You,
You each poured out your hearts, souls and bodies to serve our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, the Navajo. On behalf of the Kingdom of God, we thank and praise you for your efforts and your zeal. Whether you served in VBS, Sports, Construction, Service, Leadership, Bugs4Christ, Women's Bible Study, Kitchen or at the Senior Center you served with compassion and zeal that will never be forgotten by God, by the Navajo, or by us.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
We are all called by Christ to serve foremost with love. Your openness and willingness to step out of "your box" is what makes this family mission trip special.
Though there were 86 of us with many varied personalities, we all served with One Voice and with a message of Peace & Love.
Throughout it all we overcame obstacles, grew together as a church family and represented well the body of Christ spoken about in the New Testament. Though we are all gifted with different talents, we all pulled together to do something miraculous in the desert of New Mexico.
Though it will be impossible to list all of the God moments on this trip, I would be remiss if I did not list a few:
-The meetings of hard work and preparation as we readied our hearts and souls for the journey.
-Our Point Teams arriving early and their hard work to get ready so that we all might be ready when we arrived.
-Eddie for pulling the trailer and all of our needed supplies and the Bugs4Christ for pulling a VW for our restoration services, as we were all conformed to the very image of Christ.
-The large turnout we enjoyed in our Sunday cookout in Downtown Pueblo Pintado.
-The coming together of our teams whose joint service made a difference in the lives of many.
-Our music team which lead us closer to God through both their leadership and joint service.
-The Navajo joining us in working on our Construction efforts.
-The exploring of locals there in Pueblo Pintado to continue in leading Bible study groups there and to witness, share and love on the Navajo people.
-Our flexibility as a team to fulfill our destiny rather than to focus on a plan.
-Our Tuesday night as we tied the knots on the prayer squares that were made into a rug.
-The many lives that were changed forever by the visit to the Three Sisters and their quiet dignity.
-The nailing of our sins, past regrets and items that were holding us back in our lives so that we might leave them at the foot of the cross.
-The sunrise service we had on Sunday a.m. as we listened as Warren played the bagpipes and Amazing Grace.
-The many tears that were shared, the many fears that were conquered and the incredible amounts of joy that were shared.
-I will never forget watching as the Bugs4Christ team rebuilt the VW all the while, offering object lessons of how we are all restored to the likeness of Christ through hard work, effort, repentance and love.
-The joy of Community Night as we played bingo, games and we presented the VW to a surprised Ben.
-The night on the Mesa, starting with the beautiful sound of bagpipes, our words of worship, the literal and symbolic burning of our past transgressions and sins and the communion with God by our sharing of the Lord's Supper.
-The Ceremony to Acknowledge Melarie as our God-Daughter.
-The placing on a cross as a minder to both the Navajo and to us, that we should never forget who we are in Him and who we are to each other.
-Friday night Sharing at the Pool.
-Arnold Billie's many encouraging words.
I invite you to live the whole of our life in attempting something so great for the kingdom of God, that it is doomed to failure, lest Christ be in it.
We are not on this road of life alone. We are on it together. I will never forget the great things that were done. We must all never forget. Our lives will be forever intertwined with the hearts of the Navajo and we commit to seeing that we all take Christ with us wherever we go.
When Believers united as you did, the walls of fear and uncertainty came tumbling down as love reigns supreme. As you return to our work days and back home, we must all remember what you did on this trip as the very hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
As my wife spoke on Friday night, we must all keep the fires of passion for our Savior burning...to keep the spark alive and to fan the love that burns within us all. Lean not on your own understanding but seek God, His Word and His Will in all that you do. In so doing you will Glorify our Most High God and add to this great thing you have already done. Live as the song encourages..."Jesus Take the Wheel" so that God can lead you to yet higher heights.
I invite you if there is any pain or sin, hiding out in your life, that you lay it at the foot of the cross and that you recall that if Christ is to increase, that we must decrease.
Though Tami and I have been allowed to serve as leaders on this trip, we see ourselves more as caretakers of the great gift of your lives, glory and mission of this past week. Our goal continues to be the same. To Glorify God and to Help You Fulfill Your God Given Destiny.
I invite you to take what you have seen and heard this past week and make it yours and that your lives be one that is "mission filled."
We will never forget the great things you have done and that we are here to walk alongside you 24/7 in this journey called life.
Seek God in all that you do and look to lead your family to be ever more like Christ Jesus.
It is easy to serve alongside Pueblo Pintado Warriors such as you and We Thank You For Your Great Service.
Expect Great Things!
"Dare to Attempt Something so Great for the Kingdom of God, that it is Doomed to Failure Lest God be in it!"
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