Monday, December 5, 2011

I'm A New Man

If you would have met me a year ago, and asked me, "who are you?", this would be the answer:

"I'm a musician, I want to be famous; I'm a hard worker, proud of all I've accomplished; I'm insecure, letting peoples' opinions change who I become; I'm a hard man with a dark past." I probably wouldn't have phrased it that way then, but that would have been the truth.

But now I'm a new man. Ask me who I am now and you'll hear something different: "I'm a child of God".

"And what might that be?" some will ask.

"I play music to glorify God; I'm a servant for Christ, willing to become the least for him; fear of man has no grip on me; I'll dance like David danced and look like a fool for my God; I'm called to missions; I'm  becoming full of love, even towards the different people who have hurt me; the past is gone and taken care of. I'm loved by God; He told me so."

Over the past months I've been set free. Our God is an amazing God. Tomorrow morning at 3:30AM I'll be getting in a van to share this good news. We'll be flying to India and staying there for 9 weeks, with our one goal being to do what God says.

Here is a picture of my team:

The team is (back row left to right) Brian, Jordan, Justin, Me, Sam, Cassie, Leah, Jayden, Becca, (Front Row) Chelsey, Yoi, Megan, Hannah, Brandon and Erica. Brandon and Leah are our leaders.

Another bit of information to anyone that didn't hear, I'm engaged to this girl!

Proposed over Thanksgiving when I came home. She's definitely the most amazing girl in the world and I can't wait to see what God has in store for us!!!

God is good and I know he has my life in his control. Things you can pray for:

-Unity in our team. We have a strong team, but we are going to be up against tough situations. Pray that God will give us the strength to stay united when things are rough.
-God's protection. We could use prayer that while we travel things will go smoothly and we can make it to India with no issues.
-Justin, one of the members from our team, still doesn't have his visa. He is going to be staying home until it comes, so pray that it will come fast.
-And pray for me that I will have boldness in Christ to step outside of my comfort zone and do the things God is calling me to do.

I will try to update weekly while I am gone!! Love you all and am so thankful for the prayers!!!


Mark 16:15-18 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

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