Saturday, June 14, 2014

Following God's Heart all the way to Kansas

Following God’s Heart all the way to Kansas!

     Well everyone, the Lord has us on the move again. This time, literally. He has now called us to Kansas, the hub of a Fatherhood movement that will spread over the United States and quit possibly the world!
     As many of you know, Bubba has a wonderful story of how The Lord has taken him from a broken little boy and turned him into a wonderful husband and father. And, as many of you know, the Lord hasn’t given Bubba this story to keep to himself. He is called, by God, to share his story with other dad’s to encourage them to be the father’s God created them to be.
     Last spring a Fatherhood Movement was started in Kansas and Bubba was involved from the ground up, helping develop the curriculum, helping develop the presentations, was the spokesman for the Strong Dad’s Program, appearing in several Public Service announcements, being the Key Note Speaker for the Fatherhood Summit last June, and speaking over 40 times at various Head Start locations all over Kansas. This program will be continuing this spring serving fathers of children ages 3 to 5 years.
     Now, Bubba is involved with yet another groundbreaking movement. He has been hired by the State of Kansas to assist youth that are aging out of foster care become self-sufficient through raising public awareness. Bubba will be presenting information about the programs offered to these youth and recruiting individuals to come along side of the youth as committed-supportive adults at community organizations such as: schools, homeless shelters, residential facilities, churches, and Foster Parent support groups that may come into contact with a youth.    
       Actually, Bubba and I, both feel that this is the first time in our lives as full time ministers, that family, ministry and work, will all be AS ONE. It will just be “our life”. Following this call plugs into two aspects of our Vision Statement that, until now, have been very low key:  Standing for justice for those who have been unjustly treated and calling forth this generation.

Contact us at 816-673-5972
Thank you,

Bubba, Heather, Anna, Nathan, Luke, Esther, Miriam and Johanna

"To the Stars Through Difficulties"...

     "Per aspera ad astra" is the Kansas State Motto (To the Stars through difficulties)…we think we fit right in! The story The Lord has given our family, as many of you know, is just this…we have both gone through difficulties as children and youth, as a married couple, in ministry…and the final destination is eternity with Jesus!!!!
     As we start our journey here in Kansas to what God has planned for our family, we are feeling the shift…
shift into being apart for most of the day,
shift of communicating very little until evening,
shift from full time Jesus preaching to full time Jesus "living",
shift from five year friendships to building friendships from the ground up,
shift into "The World" of public school,
shift into being sports and ballet parents,
shift from distant neighbors to friendship neighbors,
shift from comfort to unfamiliar.
     In all of this shifting we can see God blowing his breath of life on us…LITERALLY! Kansas is known for it's winds and the stories are TRUE! It blows here 99% of the days, the rare day that it is still feels just off. haha
     Back to the breath of life thing :) We sense the presence of The Lord here so strongly! We can see the Father's heart for this land…it makes me weep. He has such great things for the people of Kansas to accomplish for his Kingdom! I pray they can see it too, some day soon.
     Please pray with us for "Kingdom Vision" to be strong here; for the people of Kansas to realize they are important to The Lord; for the will of the Lord to be the focus of this place!
     It is SO beautiful here…
What the sky looks like 80% of the time... AMAZING!