Thirteen years ago on a cold gray day in November I stood in a cemetery with my brother-in- law Chuck, his son Tyler and my two tiny daughters. We stood there bracing ourselves against the wind, and physically holding each other up. The tears streamed down the faces of my brother and I, the children just shy of 5, 4, and 3 looked up at us, confused, and a little frightened to see us so upset. We watched in disbelief and horror as they lowered the body of our beloved John into the frozen ground….we stayed until they filled...Read More
Author: Lisa Black
My heart is heavy every time I talk to Gary; he is in Hong Kong debriefing our team. I first met these kids at training camp in Georgia in August. Their eyes were huge with wonder, and slightly intimidated by Gary (no one is ever intimidated by me!) We got to spend a week with them in Manila in September; they sat in the heat, and respectfully listened to hours of teaching. Without sounding too dramatic…they won my heart. For five days we talked, prayed, cried, and learned together…and they became my kids. To serve my spiritual kids, means...Read More
I wonder how much more we would love and respect our spouses if we all spent a day in their world? Or anyone close to us for that matter. For example, I wonder how much more children would care for their mothers if they spent their days doing laundry, wiping boogers off antiques, and cooking meals only to hear, ” I am not hungry mom, I stopped and McDonalds after school”… No, wait this is NOT about me, sorry… Anyway, I married my husband Gary Black many years ago because I saw his heart, and I saw his anointing...Read More
No, I am not pregnant, well not literally anyway, but our family is definitely expanding! Gary and I have just met a whole new crew of brothers and sisters, in a little town called McGregor, Texas. If you want to find it on a map, it will be a little tiny dot just outside Waco. It is the hometown of our long time brother, Mike Paschall, who now resides there again in a “full circle” expression of Gods love with his fabulous wife, Ms. Patti. McGregor and its people are a great deal like their pastor, quiet, unassuming, humble...Read More
From Seth’s Blog: This January 28 through February 4join Karen and myself, plus Gary and Lisa Black, on a life-changing vision trip to Nsoko, Swaziland. You’ll be exposed you to the devastation and beauty of Africa. Swaziland, a nation of a million people, now has highest percentage of orphans in the world. It is desperate for help and the children of Nsoko are among the most needy. By going to them, you can make a difference and your life will be impacted forever. How Nsoko got started Lisa relates the story: “One day my husband Gary was showing some...Read More
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