We will be headed back to New Orleans this summer to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have never been more excited in my life. We will leave Saturday July 14th and return Sunday the 22nd.
John 4:34 tells us; “Jesus said unto them, ” My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, ‘there are four months, and then comes the harvest?’ Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for the harvest.”
I encourage all you reading this “to lift up your eyes.” The harvest is everywhere. So many people are full of fear and in many cases, desperate. We carry the answer to their fears and concerns because our Savior loves them so much, He died for them. You don’t have to go to New Orleans to reach the harvest. Everywhere you go there are people in need.
I have been praying about everything that we will be doing and also praying that He would supply the exact laborers who will be going with us. The cost for the entire trip will remain $400.00 per person. Cost includes all transportation, room and board and 80% of the meals. We suggest that those going take an extra $100 to $150.00 to cover extra expenses.
Once again we will be staying at YWAM New Orleans with our friends, the Steve and Bronwen Niles. Everyone going should take bedding, pillow, sheets and blankets along with a couple of towels for showers. We are located 10 minutes from Walmart and will be making several trips during the week.
We will also continue to partner with pastors Marc and Angie Smith, from Abiding Temple and work closely in the neighborhood of the church. We will also make a few trips down to the French Quarter as well. We are still working on the details, which could change as God leads.
We will begin to have meetings on Saturday evenings starting several weeks prior to going. Location of these meetings will be at Fire Shield’s new shop location: 11341 Cockleburr Road #207, Roanoke, Tx. 76262. I want to saturate our new shop in prayer. Fire Shield has helped sponsor many of our trips and we want to include the shop we have as our meeting place. We will have more meetings than in the past and you do not need to go with us to New Orleans to be part of our meetings.
We do need everyone going to make as many of the prayer meetings as possible and new people need to make most of them especially. New people who miss too many of our prayer meetings will most probably not be allowed to go. If you are called to this, you will need to make the prayer meetings a priority. Dates will start at the end of May and go through July 7th (the week before we leave). The specific dates will be posted soon but generally be about every other week til we get close to leaving and then will meet June 30th and July 7th.
I want to again thank everyone for the prayers that Mary and I have received over the past few months. It has been a most humbling and amazing experience. My prayer has been that my life would manifest the love of Christ thru the extended life God has granted me.