The 2017 InYou year-end (brief) newsletter is on the way! Thanks to Laura Olson (wife of Chris Olson who sponsored InYou’s Indoor Triathlon for 7 years) who made the bulk mail process bearable. NL includes a discipleship diagram inside that you may want to call me to explain. LOL! Also thanks to Kelli, Ralph Erwin, and Refuge volunteers for helping me stick on 4500 tabs!
Brian Naylor “nailed it” sharing his story of a troubled teen life to 9 young men in juvy tonight. HIghlight was Gal. 2:20, for only Christ can live His life through us. Thx Brad Smith & Mark Hendry for pouring your heart & hands out in loving service to these hurting kids. The cupcakes were fun! Also left “Jesus in the NOW” tract and allowed boys to share a little of their stories through the shaping of a clump of Playdo.
Thank you for this year-end gift and others who support the ministry and message of Christ in you!
I dropped off two “Refugees” (our houseless friends at FBS’ Refuge ministry) at Turning Point rehab/work facility. Pray they stay sober, find work, and remain submissive to God and the rules that will set their feet on a better path.
Thanks to the three volunteer “houseless” friends who are learnign to give back by serving the ministry that serves them. Pray we mature from “poverty mentality” to productivity and servanthood.
Scott shared the session one lesson from “The FIRM Foundation: Jesus Christ” with several men from Michael Archer’s ministry this morning at 8:00 am. FHL is a ministry to men who have graduated a recovery program and need transitional housing, jobs, and accountability.
Great meeting with Chip Banke and Brian Naylor this am. Nothing like authentic men encouraging one another to find their completeness in Christ alone.
This morning I began a mid-week Bible study for my “houseless” friends from FBS’ Refuge ministry. We met at the public library but immediately outgrew the room and FBS agreed to allow us to use a room in the MPact office nest week. 8:30-10 am each week.
Refuge volunteers served 50 “houseless” friends a Christmas finger foods buffet and gifts of blankets, Refuge-logo “hoodies,” gift cards, and more. Ralph and I were Santa and his Elf. Ralph lived in his car until MPact was able to get him qualified for housing. He now stands at the door each Sunday morning, checking off the names as our “houseless” friends as they come in for showers, Bible study, and breakfast.