Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christian Challenge October 2013 Update!

Hey team!  Hope everyone is doing well.  I wanted to welcome all of our new friends who have signed up for our email list in the past month.  We’re excited to have you be a part of what God is going at Fort Lewis!

Rachel and I have had a busy past month since our last letter.  Early on, we had a great camp and climb with our students up on Silver Mountain.  I went up with some of our guys the day before to scout it out.  We actually got snowed on.  It was some good bonding time with the guys.

The next day, our full team headed up to what would be our base camp on the side of the mountain.  After dinner and some good time around the camp fire, everyone headed off to bed.  The next morning, we awoke and had a church service around the camp fire on the side of the mountain.  I
spoke on how God provides and that we can rely on Him.  I tied it in with the climb that was before us.  It gave the students something to really chew on and pray about as they hiked.  In the end, everyone summitted and made it back down safely.  God is good!

After that excursion, Rachel and I headed to KC for a short support raising trip.  Thankfully, Josh, Jennifer, and Randi were able to cover for us along with our pastor, Jeff, while we were gone.

While in KC, we stayed with a friend from high school who is now a youth pastor.  I was able to give messages to his youth group and college group.  It was fun to work with students that come from a different culture than that of Durango.

During the trip, we met many folks who now want to come out and minister with us.  We’d love for God to call more people to the mission field of Durango and Fort Lewis College!  There’s a lot of ministry to be done!

Being that our main focus was support raising, we were able to meet with many pastors and got to share at a church in Overbrook, KS.  It was all very encouraging!  We are thankful for all of the doors God opened for us while in Kansas City!

Upon our return to Durango, we jumped right back into ministry.  Rachel had an exciting ladies retreat with our students where they talked about the lies women often believe and God’s promises to combat those lies.  Sounds like it was a pretty awesome retreat for our young women!

 We’re excited to see how God is going to work the rest of the semester!

Prayer Requests:

• For Josh and Jennifer...Jennifer’s brother just passed away and the family is all back in Oklahoma right now.  Pray for strength and peace in this tough time for their family.

• For the FLC students, that the Holy Spirit would be working on their hearts.

• That God would continue growing us closer to Him and help us not neglect our first ministry; our

• For open hearts, for many to join us prayerfully and financially, to bring the Gospel to Fort Lewis.  If the Lord is leading you to give, please go to:

Thank you for joining with us to reach Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO! -Cheers and God Bless, Mike & Rachel