In less than one week Fully Packed Adventure Ministries and 2nd Mile Adventures are coming together for the first annual Pisgah Outdoor Retreat. Men from Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, and even Honduras will unite together for the love of outdoors and more importantly the love of our savior.
I'll admit. God gave me this vision back in 2014. I struggled with what He was calling me to do. Today I am still amazed at the glory of His power, strength, guidance, and grace (grace for me as I do my best to follow this calling). He has shown me incredible things, brought people to be apart of this venture that I would have never imagined, and used relationships from years ago to help advance His kingdom via FPAM.
My heart broke as I left 2nd Mile Adventures. God led me to this back in 2010. I had terrific relationships and did amazing things for His glory. But now at the peak of it all, He calls me to do something else? Why? What for? Who will be there to help? Where will we go?
It's easy for us to jump to these questions. But God doesn't want us to get hung up on this. God is merely asking us to Go! The what, who, why, and where He will take care of and reveal to us at the right times. He's just waiting for us to say, "I'm in!"
So that's what I did, and I can attest that He did reveal things at the right times. Did I rush things at times? Yep! But he was there to catch me and put me back on His track and today, as I write this, I am at a loss for marvel at His glory. It's only because of Him that this is being accomplished. We are but faithful servants along for the ride, doing our best to stay the course and succeed for His kingdom.
With all this said I can't help but think of Matthew chapter 10
- Jesus calls the twelve disciples together to send them.
Christ knew one thing: the harvest was plentiful, but the laborers were few. It was time to care for the shepherdless, the lost and torn, and he desired that all should know that a good Shepherd had come to care for the lost sheep.
Today I stand before you as a witness. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. That is why Fully Packed Adventure Ministries and 2nd Mile Adventures exist. We will provide laborers to reap the harvest!
We will unite for one weekend of glorifying God, equipping the ones ready to labor, and introducing to the those who don't know the God we love so dearly! It's going to be a glorious time in His name!
I admit I didn't get it right. I knew God was calling me to something, but I wasn't sure what. Today I know what it was and today I know all the pain and strife to get here was worth it! I am but a humble servant spreading His glory so that those who will hear will receive His glorious gift!
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me." - Matthew 10:40
Live for His glory... Succeed for His kingdom!
Diving Deeper - Our Path Forward
A new section we'd like to introduce is called Diving Deeper. This is where we introduce material in coordination with our blog post so the reader can dive deeper into the topic.
The Diving Deeper for this post comes from the book The Gospel authored by Ray Ortlund a series of book from 9Marks on Building Healthier Churches.
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