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17
Jun
12

HK has my heart..

It is full of such beauty and culture that you could spend years understanding it all.  While in this great concrete jungle, same as last year, we worked every day to take bibles in China.  It was by no means a time of relaxation due to the frequent, strenuous manual labor; however, it sure did have some incredible results.  During our stay, 20,950 bibles were taken across in the 13 trips averaging over a ton every day.  Our ten team members, 7 girls and 3 guys were exhausted physically but renewed spiritually as we meditated on our purpose for our labor and those in need.  On some trips the guys would take over 300 lbs at once not to try and set records or impress but because of the great need in the Chinese Church.

The Chinese church is growing rapidly and the demand for bibles in China grows with it.  Our day to day specifics can not be discussed in details on this blog in order to keep safe those working and living from the states in China.  The most important thing being that we saw our God, Emmanuel at work, for he is surely with us.

The team has encouraged me so much in our time thus far on the trip.  They have shown selfless servants hearts in the way they have served the missionaries and their tireless work for the gospel.  They are intentional with every minute and demonstrate their love for Christ by how they have been unified as a team.  We really have become a family.  I am driven to be a better man by their actions.  “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35

The greatest thing the Lord taught me in HK was that we can be satisfied in His grace and character alone.  Everything else in this life fades as we run towards Him.  Psalms 42 has been such an encouragment as it talks about how David thirsts for the Lord.  “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God?” -Psalm 42:1-2

I miss all of you.  Thank you for your prayers.  Please be praying for strength and energy for my team while in India.  Jesus is all we need.  His grace truly does change everything!

Luke

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02
Jun
12

a new beginning

IM BACK!!  Never in my wildest dreams did i believe that i would be back blogging about another global journey trip.  It is truly the will of the Lord that I am back here once again.

Last summer my perspective on life and others cultures was radically changed as I came to encounter many people from all areas of life.  We traveled to China, India, Uganda, France, and Costa Rica.  It was a summer of growth, intimacy with Jesus, and adventure.  I learned much about how BIG our God is.  Jesus has a global purpose and when we talk about how He has a plan for our lives we are by no means incorrect but what is even more exciting is contemplating how he has a plan for the entire earth.  He is working out our lives to be just one part of the massive plan to bring about his glory unto all the nations.

Psalm 46:10-11 says,

Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

I have been learning that he delights in us taking a break from the business of life and learning against Him to rest; however, the point of these verses is to exclaim the fame of the Lord Almighty!  He is might to be praised!  Not only here but all over the world!  Modern christianity has taken away the best part of this verse and that is the praising of the Lord to the ends of the earth.

I am excited to be learning as I travel with a team of 10.  It will be an eye opening experience to be in a leadership position co-leading with Sarah Rinn.  I know that without the Lord guiding me I will fall flat on my face but with Him the possibilities are limitless.

God will do some big things this summer.  I am excited and expecting this because He has never let me down and he never gives up on us.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
(Romans 1:16-17 ESV)

I need prayers this summer and would love to know to know you are praying for me if you decide to do so.  Thank you so much everyone who has supported me in the call so far.

Eternally His,

Luke

 

 

 




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