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Ephesians 4:16 From HIM, the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
TEAMWORK, POWER TOOLS, RETAINING WALL; 7/30, 8/1
We had a need. God and they had a solution.
The gate and retaining wall leading to our back yard were too narrow to drive through with a truck. This limited firewood, moving, parking, and many other needs.
I can help people with faith building, but wall building is tough for me.
equipment and time to remove the old wall
(6x6 timbers) and trees on Friday . My brother
Steve and neighbor kid Chris were hired to help
remove timbers and remove the old fence along
the top. Standard Lumber donated many timbers.
By Friday night, the old was gone. The team,
By Saturday night the new had come.
team installed the new 6x6 timbers, some of them
28 feet long, during most of Saturday.
Love in action has gotten our neighbors’ attention.
They have noticed how many times people have
been so helpful. The family of God intrigues them
as they see the body of Christ working together.
We sure are grateful. With so many other projects,
I might not have gotten to this one until next year. I kept wondering why these busy people were taking time out of their lives to help us.
All I can do is say “thank you” with my life.
I hope that in some way I will help others remove barriers now holding them back. Maybe in some way we can help build their faith, or connect them with a team and powerful tools that will help change their lives.
1 Thess.2:8 “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.”
How can we share our lives with people, connecting with them beyond scheduled meetings, like Jesus and Paul did?
Firesides, travel time, adventures, fishing, with Kurt K,
Greg, and Brian brought Real Faith principles into real life in
Thanking God, by faith, for expectations not being met, sharing the word with loons calling in the background, singing praises that echo across quiet waters which mirror the fire in the clouds of sunset, feeling a sense of awe at God’s creation... How we hunger for more of God’s revelation...
We didn’t catch a lot of fish, and I’m a rookie
with walleye, so I am extra grateful for
catching an 11# walleye, 31”, 17” girth.
The guys put me in the right place with
the right equipment, with good advice
for this fish of a lifetime.
I hope I can help people fish for men
more effectively with good teamwork,
tools, and training, so they can
experience the joy of seeing people
More answered prayer next week...
Other small groups
Progress in home
Kelly and Rosa and boyfriend
Opening doors with neighbors
Thank you for praying
Ø Continued progress in launching Men’s
Ø Real Faith Mentoring to 4 generations in many other places
Ø Sharing real life with Real Faith, special relational connections this summer
Ø Quality organizing of office and home
Ø Continued healing of finger, neck ,and shoulder... making slow progress
Ø Continued healing for Ginger, much pain, fatigue...
Ø Quality times as family ,as Kurt C. prepares to leave for missions training
Grateful to serve and enjoy God with you,