This year we will be attending the Ligonier Ministries National Conference in Orlando, February 19-21. We don’t want to give any false impressions here; we are not displaying at a booth (and surely not giving a lecture). But as for the last fifteen years or so, we will be enjoying good teaching and meeting up with old friends.
If you are planning on going to the conference and would like to talk to us directly about our mission in Cherokee, then let us know. We can have a lunch, dinner, or coffee. We are already scheduled to meet with some folks, but we would love to take some time for you, or perhaps your pastor or missions committee chairman. We can share our vision and answer any questions you may have. Let’s get together! Give us a call or text, 407-416-1482 or 407-416-2348. We hope to see you there.
As I prepare for our January issue of Lennox Letters Newsletter, I was reviewing last month’s issue and re-read this piece entitled Do Not Despise Small Beginnings:
We worship a God who does not despise small beginnings (Zech 4:10). There are many other ministries doing great things worthy of your support. Unlike many of the big ministries, missionaries don’t have much to offer you except first-hand reports from the field and opportunities to pray. There are no big conferences, multimedia productions and broadcasts, or cool t-shirts (yet?). There are many ways to minister to Native Americans, but our primary effort right now is to plant a church in Cherokee. If the Lord wants to do more, which we are pretty sure he does, we joyfully and eagerly await his leading. Please join us in this journey and see where the Lord takes it. (excerpted from Lennox Letters December 2014).
At the risk of being redundant, I felt encouraged to re-post this after I read an article written by an old friend, Tony Carter, who pastors East Point Church in the Atlanta area. Yeah, I guess I am name-dropping, but that’s okay, because Tony really is my friend, and he has been a source of encouragement to me since we worked together at Ligonier Ministries (did I just drop another name?).
Well back to the article. It doesn’t take much set up, and I won’t spend much time tying my thoughts above with his article except to say that it is our job to be faithful to the Lord and he will worry about the size of our ministries. I couldn’t help but think of my first pastor, Carl Guiney and the many pastor friends I have who have been pouring their lives into the Bride of Christ in seemingly obscurity outside the glow of the limelight.
The article is entitled Faithful Over Little, and you can read it here: http://thefrontporch.org/2015/01/faithful-over-little/. Be sure to join Tony and his other friends on The Front Porch from time to time. You will be blessed.
All for the Kingdom!