Thursday, August 29, 2013

Indy Somali Outreach

 Dear Brother's and sisters,

 Aaah! I've found it hard to contain my excitement since last night. The Lord has given me and another brother an opportunity for gospel ministry here in Indy! Now before, I was told that there weren't many Somalis here in Indianapolis; just a good few. Of course with that (to me) not being enough for long term ministry. That led to my aim of trying to move down to Louisville where a rough estimate of about 6,000 live. So until yesterday afternoon, that's what I was gonna shoot for- moving down to Louisville to do gospel ministry among the Somalis there (within 2 yrs).

Yet the Lord in His sovereignty allowed me and my friend (Austin Rogers) to meet up with a guy who heads up a team/ministry who reaches out to internationals in the city. Is was at one point he brought up the Somalis, sharing how some guys have a ministry reaching out to Somali taxi drivers in town. We then asked him how many Somalis are in Indy. Ha, he said about a rough estimate of about 1,500, in which a good majority of them live on the westside! He went on to share how there's a coffee shop in the area where they can be found where a bunch of Somalis hangout!
  Later that day my friend shared with me a vision of pouring ourselves and the Gospel into these Somalis. Starting at this coffee shop building gospel-intentional relationships, with the hope of eventually seeing a Somali family get saved though doing a bible study with them, they start sharing with other Somalis around them, more get saved, and.....well you get the idea! Generational discipleship people (See Acts 18)!
 Yes, as I have said before, I say again- I just can't contain my excitement! I'm stoked that the Lord provided this opportunity in His sovereignty, and by His grace given us a vision for this task, this mission! So I ask for your prayers, for without the Spirit present with us in our labors, and apart from the Lord working, we would be laboring in vain.  Thanks for your time, and in advance, for your prayers!

"May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering!" ~ John Leonard Dober & David Nitschman

"Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sigh of the nations." ~Psalm 98:1-2

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Who We Are!

 Well to start, I have a twitter. Yes. Now I share that because over time I would tweet these truths about Christians, who we are. So I decided to compile those tweets, and other truths into a little writing.....or whatever you wanna call it....

Dear brothers & sisters
Let's us not forget
Who we are
And Whose we are
For we are people
Of the Cross
We are those
Who were delivered
From the domain of darkness
And transferred into the kingdom
Of the Beloved Son
We are those
Who are sojourners in this world
And are citizens of heaven
Awaiting a kingdom that's to come
We are those
Who are no longer
Children of wrath
But are Children of the Most High
We are those
Who are no longer
Slaves to sin
But are now servants
To our Risen King
We are those
Who love our enemies
Blessing those who revile us
We are those
Who may be shamed by the world
But are unashamed of the Gospel
We are those
Who have our names graven
On our Saviors hands
And written on His heart
We are those
Who walk by faith
And not by sight
We are those
Who have no guilt in life
And fear in death
Seeing that to live
Is Christ
And to die
Is gain
We are those
Who base not only our beliefs
Off of God's Word
But our lives as well
We are those
Who found the Treasure
Hidden in a field
And sold all we had
To buy that field
We are those
Who do not fear
But take heart
Knowing to Whom we belong
We are those
Who have a friend
In the One who saved
Our souls from death
We are those
Who have a child-like dependence
On our Father
We are those
Who are in the world
But are not of it
We are those
Who will overcome
By the blood of the Lamb
And the word
Of our testimony
We are those
Who brag not in ourselves
But in the Lord Jesus
And glory in His cross
We are those
Who run toward the darkness & chaos
With the light of the Gospel
We are those
Who are chasing after Christ
Instead of chasing after
The filth of sin
We are those
Who are gracious, kind, patient, humble, & loving
Towards all people
We are those
Who aren't bitter & resentful
But forgive others
As we have been forgiven in Christ
We are those
Who count all things as loss
In comparison
To knowing Christ
We are those
Who are safe & secure
In the Father's arms
We are those
Who are considered
The scum of the world
But are precious
In the eyes of the Father
We are those
Who have been born again
To a living hope
We are those
Who chase not after
Our own glory
But the glory of our God!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What I'm Brewing (a preview)

 I'm thankful for the gifts and talents that the Lord has graced me with. As you may or may not know that writing is my thing. I thoroughly enjoy it! Over the years I've written short stories, songs, and poems; and I continue on to this day. My aim in what I write is to make much of Christ for His glory.
 So in saying this, I'd like to give ya'll a bit of a taste of what's in the works. What I'll be sharing are songs that I'm working on, that the Lord has graced me with. For all my inspiration comes from Him!

Chasing After Christ

I'm running, running
To the Fountain of Life
I'm fighting to be
Filled and satisfied
With the One who came
To save my life
I'm chasing, chasing
After Christ

The Light of the Gospel

We'll go and shine bright
The light of the Gospel
We'll go and proclaim His name
Throughout the whole world
That the peoples may hear
And the nations will see
The love He displayed at Calvary
We'll go shine bright
The light of the Gospel


At the cross we're forgiven
By His blood we've been redeemed
Because of sin we were blind
Now by His grace, we can see
By His love we're made His children
Through His mercy we're set free
Now bound for glory
There His praise to forever sing