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Mark your calendars September19th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I took communion this morning I didn’t do this just in “remembrance of Him” but looking forward to this year. As I took the bread I acknowledged that He fulfills my needs. I asked Him to remind me of that all year. I asked that He constantly keep before my eyes the knowledge of his presence. To remind me that all my physical, spiritual and emotional needs can and will be met through my relationship with Him. As I took the cup I was overwhelmed by His continually refreshing forgiveness. I asked that He would keep me close to that flow and be my strength to turn from the temptations of my corrupt flesh. I prayed that this year I would walk in intimacy with Him, His word and His Church. I pray this year for all my brothers and sisters in Christ that you too would walk this year in the knowledge that you do not have to work for forgiveness; you walk in that forgiveness. You do not have to work for peace, you walk in that peace. You don’t work for anything, you walk in all that he has for you on a daily basis. Let’s open our eyes this year and see how blessed we are already. Then we can walk with New Year’s resolution…

El Roi… The God who Sees.

In the midst of the storm; when we wonder if God is really there… Do we ACCEPT CHRIST  as the God who sees us and our pain? He does!!!  He sees our pain and, I believe, His heart hurts with ours.  El Roi is… the God Who Sees.
“So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”
Genesis 16:13 ESV
#acceptingChristforALLHeis #namesofGod

 

The Lord is my Song…

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head, and no matter what – you just couldn’t ‘change the channel’? What if that song was the song of your heart? What if… that song was the song the Lord is writing on your heart? Join me as we discover the Lord as our Song.  Please join me on this journey of discover and accepting Christ as My Song. #AcceptingChristforALLHeis #thisislove

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God[b] is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”
Isaiah 12:2

Jehovah Rapha

Jehovah Rapha – the Lord is my Healer.  Have you accepted Christ as your healer?  The healer of your sicknesses, the healer of your heart, or the healer of your soul?

Join me as we discover this TRUTH of our Father as OUR HEALER.  And, Accept Him as the one who heals you from ALL aches, pains, and hurts!

Bread of Life…

John 6:35

35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

It is NO coincidence that bread is considered a 'comfort food'...  
we are drawn to bread because of the way it looks, it's smell, and it's 
flavor.  The Lord knows what gets our attention and captivates us. 

Let Him captivate you today, and draw you into Him.
Changing our minds about WHO He is... changes our behavior.
He is the Bread of Life....

							

Jehovah Tsidkenu

Righteousness:  acting in accord with divine or moral law :  free from guilt or sin.

Jehovah Tsidkenu – the Lord is my Righteousness.   I think this in one of the HARDEST characteristics to understand when accepting Christ for who He REALLY is.  Do you agree?  Can we even grasp what it means to be ‘FREE FROM GUILT OR SIN’?  Join me on the journey of Accepting Christ for ALL He is…

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Have you TRULY accepted Christ for who He REALLY is… Your Provider… Your Joy… Your Healer?
Do you want to KNOW Christ and ALL He is? Join me on this journey to truly KNOW and ACCEPT who He is, and all He has to offer.

Check out this Video Blog (Vlog), and join the conversation! Accepting Christ for who He truly is…

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Legacy and Urgency

Over the Christmas holiday, I had the distinct privilege of speaking at the funeral service of a dear friend, Tyler Burkett. He was an amazing minister, missionary, husband, father and friend. Though I have spoken at many celebrations of life services before, I was struck by the number of people, both at the service and on social media, who expressed their love for this man. 

  There are two words that encapsulate my thoughts about Tyler: Legacy and Urgency.

 Tyler’s legacy is one that will be felt around the world for many years to come because he was a man of action. He was not someone who simply talked about the need for Christian missions, evangelism, influence or aid throughout the world. He saw needs and made plans then he gathered people around those plans and made things happen. So many people talk about the need for Christians to be more active in the world, to help the poor and to have a presence of love and Christ’s mercy; but they never do anything BUT talk. We need to learn from Tyler’s example. He may have even made mistakes along the way, but, if so, he made those mistakes because he was doing something on the planet. People of action will stumble at times because they are moving forward. So many people get stuck in “analysis paralysis.” We study and analyze and dissect what should be done, but no one actually takes the risk of getting out there and doing it.

 Tyler’s sense of urgency is the other thing I will most remember about him. When you talked to him, he looked you in the eyes and made you feel like the most important person in the world. But, you also knew that his brain was working overtime in the background seemingly planning something else, because he had an intense desire for the world to know Jesus. If we are to follow Tyler’s example, there should be a constant tension in our lives to complete the great commission. I know when I’m walking close to Jesus when my heart’s desire for the lost becomes such a heavy burden it brings me to tears. When was the last time that happened in your life? I know, for me, it’s far less often than I would wish.  

 My hope and prayer is that my life would also leave a legacy, an impact on this world for Christ. I pray that this is a year of legacy and urgency for you as well. Happy New Year!

September ADTH Newsletter

30fab851-d4da-4309-b072-4840d1454d73A Summer of God’s Provision
Being HOPE summer 2015

Often times, after our teams return we at ADTH are asked, “How was Haiti?” And though the intent of the question is genuine, the answer is always so hard to articulate.This summer was filled with joy; seeing God work, But also filled with challenges, as we try to fulfill our purpose in this country we love.

As always, God has been incredibly good to us and provided all that we needed in His perfect timing as we help to bring the love of God to the people of Haiti. And once again, after over a decade of work in this country, we find ourselves amazed at what we’ve seen Him do in such a short time.

Here is a synopsis of the 2015 summer work of ADTH and our many team members and church partners.

Our 8 summer teams:

working alongside our Haitian construction crews, provided 8 beautiful new homes, 8 sets of bunk beds, and, of course, 8 “ADTH Front Porch Rockers” for 8 families whose lives will be changed forever.
painted, repaired and built desks for, three schools in preparation for 700+ students to return this year.
worked with amazing diligence to scrub, sanitize, paint and repair the four orphanages with which we assist. (The importance of sanitizing these facilities cannot be understated. This serves to quell many of the viruses and diseases that plague orphanages in this country.)
Of course, after work, there was always time to “love on” the babies!
experienced God at work in the lives of many families as we “prayer walked”, fellowship with, washed clothes with, cooked with, witness to, and performed evangelical programs for the people of many villages.
One of the joys of summer for us at ADTH is to bring hundreds of children through “VBS Haiti style”. These special events at all of our churches provide a day of fun and biblical teaching for the children of the village. The result this year, as in every summer, was to see many children receive Christ as their Savior.

Two very highly anticipated events were also produced this summer in cooperation with some amazing church partners.

First, several wonderful teachers from West Cabarrus Baptist Church NC facilitated a new personal evangelism course for students called, “Dare to be a Daniel”.
This material, written in Haitian Kreyol, has been licensed exclusively to ADTH by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Pastor Charlie Cole and his team trained students to share their faith with boldness and to surrender their whole lives to the purpose of seeing others come to know Jesus as Savior. We watched as Haitian young people spent afternoons out in their own villages witnessing to their neighbors…and God moved! We believe this is the future of the evangelistic effort in this needy country.

We also partnered with Friendswood Church TX to provide an incredible church leadership seminar for several churches and we are still hearing results from this much-needed event facilitated by Pastor Kevin Pate and his team.

And last, but not least, several medical professionals came together from Rain City Church and provided a medical screening\Clinic for the village of Calabasse. They provided diagnoses and medicines for many families during this week. This invaluable service has been requested by all of our pastors for the future.

Whew! Looking back on such a busy summer creates an us an amazing feeling of gratitude to see what God can do through servants that are ready to do His will. But it also spurs, in us, a desire to do even more. All of us at ADTH are committed to continuing and expanding our work in this amazing country. Please come and join us on a team in 2016 as we see God at work through us!

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