The circle of life… Andrew Shearman has a great message on the “Tree of Life”. He teaches that life is not about right or wrong, black or white. It is about Life and Death, and there are times in our lives where all we can do is crawl to the tree of life. When everything is going wrong, when we can barely take another breath, and we have nowhere to turn, we get on our knees and crawl, If we have to, we crawl back to the tree of life. The picture I see when I hear this is...Read More
Author: Gary Black
As parents, the best “parenting” we can do is point our children toward their heavenly father. We can teach them to go to Him with their questions, their pain, their confusion, and their triumphs. I believe the best form of initiating your kids is to not fix everything for them, but to point them in the direction of God and let them find their own Jesus. This past Sunday Noah (13), and I took off on an adventure. We hit the mountains of Southern Spain with one thing on our minds: let’s make it an epic day! As we...Read More
A day in the life of… A day in the life of the Black’s: I am not sure what idea the word “missionary” conjures up for you. For Lisa and I, our minds go to what our life was like in Africa: orphans, sitting in the dirt with Go-Gos (grandmas), building medical clinics and community centers, Church’s, and working on sustainability projects with locals in the nations. Maybe Lisa, Noah and I are more like volunteers… we have had the opportunity to do all of the above, but now we are simply empowering young people to work on their...Read More
Lisa and I have the very special privilege of coaching these amazing young men and women into the 10/40 Window and Unreached people groups! We are headed to the 29% of the world, 1 out of every 4 people on earth, that have never heard anything about the man Jesus Christ. Never had a bible, a Church, or a person tell them how loved they are. Only 3% of all missionaries that are sent ever go to this part of the world, and only 1% of money given to the Church goes to reach these people, only 1%! More...Read More
These past few months of reactivating back into full time ministry have been a breath of fresh air! Investing our days in discipling, listening, walking young people through deliverance, and teaching this next generation has brought life to Lisa and I. It has reminded us why we must lay our lives down for these kids. I know so many avenues—facebook, from many pulpits, from leaders— proport that there is not much hope for this generation of “Millennials”. I hear a lot of cynicism and tearing down of who they are. I hear: they are leaving the Church, they are...Read More
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