Written by Ben:
It's quite amazing how quickly life has gone the past month and a half! We spent the last week and a half up in Indiana serving the church in Zionsville. During this time in Indiana we were studying Philippians 2 which gives us four different models of men who lived life with the focus on serving others. This has been very convicting to me with having a new baby at home! Often times I find myself after working all day or spending time preparing to teach that I get tired and want some "me time." The problem with this idea is that baby Wyatt, being 2 months old, doesn't see this need! The Lord has been changing my heart about what it means to serve.
This morning I was reading Matthew 14 which is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. The interesting part of this story is what happens right before it. The story begins in verse 13 with Jesus just receiving the news that His friend John the Baptist had just been killed. It then says, that after hearing this news, Jesus departed to be by Himself. However, the multitudes around Him weren't concerned about His "me time" and they followed Him. It was here that verse 14 says that Jesus saw the multitudes and was moved with compassion for them.
God has been faithfully continuing to build a team that is able to support our ministry financially. Without that team behind us, our ministry here would not be possible! We do ask for your continued prayers as our current monthly support is below our monthly level of need. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this. Please pray with us as we wait to see how God will continue to meet this need!