Monday, June 27, 2011

Pain in the butt

This last week has been difficult yet truly rewarding each day i feel as though i die more to myself and rely more on God. It is a hard and painful process but it is eye opening. Work has gotten a lot better for the guys in my room which is awesome we have all had better attitudes and are realizing that we work for the Lord and not for man which is definitely is a much larger incentive especially  when we look at the old testament and see what elijah did to those prophets of baal and what God did with the Israelites. Another new discovery this week is that i have a butt cist. Technically it is a spinal cist but it sends alot of pain to the booty region. After much violation and extremely cold hands i recieved good news and some bad news. The good is it is not a cist that has reached skin level and the bad news is that it has the possibility of getting worse and moving into my stomach where i will need butt stomach cist surgery. So some butt prayers would be greatly appreciated because it feels like a broken tail bone right now and sitting down has become quite the process of positioning.

Prayer Victories:
Work has definitely become more rewarding and everyone seems to have a lot more energy and willingness to work hard.

Prayer requests:
As LP reaches half way point i pray that we can all maintain our energy levels and that this passion will stay ignited after LP. I especially lift up Josh Johnson as he will be leaving in a little over a week to go back to school i pray that he will just soak up as much as he can now. I would also like to lift up Danny Ross, that he will stay encourged in the Word after the Cross Cultures Project and that he will have safe travels and will really be able to reflect on his trip and taste and see how good God is and has been.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Deadly snakes and twenty Bucks!

So Lp is definitely about growing closer to the Lord but it is also about doing really cool manly things...such as slaughter a deadly snake. This story begins on our day off when chris, kendal and I went hunting with some other guys on project armed with nothing but knives, instinct and facial hair we set out to kill a wild boar. We stumbled upon a watering hole where we saw tons of tracks and pig dump. As we were following tracks i spotted a lone beaver asking to be made into a hat and a delicious meal. He however happened to be a magic beaver that could disappear but as chris went to go inspect what looked like a beaver home he jumped and whipped out his knife and readied it for attack. He told me he saw a huge snake so kendal and i encouraged him to kill it. He swung at it but the snake got away and swam to the middle of the water. I was on the other end of this half pond half river when the snake and i made eye contact. after an eerie pause the snake jolted towards me. I was standing on a slippery log surrounded be quick sand so the option of running was immediately shut down i grabbed a stick and prepared for battle. The beast and i never lost eye contact as he slithered in front of my log and prepared to strike. Fangs showing and in position to kill, he made his move. As he struck i came down with a heavy hand and smashed his face with the stick. I motioned towards the seemingly lifeless beast when with a quick snap he struck again this time i did not cease to beat the snakes face in until i was sure it was dead. we brought our kill back and found out it was a cotton mouth so we skinned it, cleaned it and then ate it to celebrate our victory. It was a great bonding moment between men. As for the twenty bucks  well that is a less complicated story. I found twenty bucks at the bottom of the pool!

Prayer Victories This Week:
I have really been uplifted with alot more energy and God has really been helping me and the guys get through work with a good attitude. We have also opened up a lot as a room during our time of confession with each other. We have realized that the honey moon version of lp is over and we are strong enough to get through it as long as we give it all to God.

Prayer Request:
That God will give us a hunger for his word and a true understanding or realization of his grace, and through realize just how lost we were before Christ. Also that we will continually work hard at work and be a witness to everyone we come in contact with. And for me i just pray that my support will all come in, it has been slowly coming in and i just need the faith to believe that God will Take care of it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Feeling the Heat

I have finished my first week of work and meetings and fun and let me tell you this junk is hard. Zaxbys is awesome but by far the hardest job i have ever worked! we work 8 hrs with no break and if we are lucky Elvin our boss man will let us eat some food. Besides that everything is going really well just hard so i could definitely use some prayer in having energy and excitement to learn!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Alright i am sorry it has taken me a little bit to give you all an update but here is a good summary of what has been going down. I would like to start off with one of the best things, Freakin free slushies for the entire summer! Besides that we are located right next to the best sub place in the world. On a serious note my room is awesome we have Chavez Webb, Josh Johnson, Drew Langston, Paul Aluri, and Cam Colquitt. Just last night everyone in my room decided they wanted to go on the strip to share with people and begin the summer strong. My guys went hard for the Lord and really made a great example for alot of other rooms. some prayer request for us this week are that we continue to be bold and pushing the gospel forth, That God will reveal anything that will be getting in the way of our growth this summer and That we will go to work each day with an enthusiastic attitude and live out Matthew 5:16. Until next time!