Last Sunday night I met with the great group of leaders who I have had the privelage to serve alongside for the last eight or so years here at Plymouth Alliance Church. It truly has been a great group of people who work to lead the students of Plymouth Alliance in seeing Christ. It was interesting to sit back and let them fully grab hold of the vision for student ministry. I am so excited to see where Christ leads this group of students and leaders in the coming year. (Although a little sad that I will be watching from afar.)
Started my last year of coaching on Wednesday for the Plymouth Panther freshmen. This is my 7th year coaching freshmen in Plymouth. It is a weird thing knowing that I will not be seeing this group move on to the next level of play. It has been great to coach freshmen and see them develop into starters for varsity over the years. Some complete surprises along the way. Sometimes that kid you coached that you thought was going to be a rockstar gets caught up in things that pull him away from football and lead him down a path that goes nowhere. Other times there is that punk kid in ninth grade that ends up being the all-star captain his senior year. Coaching football has been a blast. I doubt there are going to be football (american) coaching opportunities in Paris.
Speaking of Paris… Things seem to be slow going but yet full speed ahead. There are times when I think we have plenty of time to get this all figured out and times I think we are just going to squeak out the details. I am guessing it is going to be the latter of the two but I think that is the life of those who fully rely on God. Throughout scripture I see things like Jesus telling us not to worry about tomorrow for it has enough worries of it’s own(Matthew 6) And statements from James like, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
So we are setting off on saying if it is the Lord’s will we will live. (that’s a big statement there if you really look at it.) Do I really want to say that and believe that? Yes I do. I don’t think there is another way that I can live but fully devoted to Christ.
Some new and interesting ways that you can be involved in the ministry of ENvision Paris will be coming up soon keep checking back for details.