Some things in life are just too important to let someone else take care of. Some things cause me to lose sleep. Some things quite frankly are so significant that they effect eternity.
I have many passions in my life, and if you were to cut me open, or spend a year with me under my preaching, you would quickly realize, that I have a strong conviction about this thing.
Here is what I know to be true, "Our world badly needs men who love Jesus and lead their families as tender warriors!" I am convinced of this, so much that I give a large part of my life, investing in this area. I believe if you get the man, you get the family, you get the community, and you can change the world for Jesus!
While this is true, we have an enemy who likes to fight with all the power from Hell available to him, to stop men from flourishing in Jesus. Our church is loaded with men, and I do not back down from challenging them to get up and lead!
The above picture contains some of the things we are taking to Western Maryland this weekend. Yes we will be traveling 9 hours, yes we will be camping under the stars, yes we will be sleeping in the woods with black bears, yes we will canoe down the Potomac River, yes we will be competing in team games, yes we will be loaded down with shotguns, rifles, and first aide kits, and yes we will be digging into the Bible.
And yes, it takes hours of planning and tons of prayer, but our men will encounter God. And this weekend could be the weekend where their lives are changed forever! And that is why I am stoked as I type!
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