Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Support Update

     In the early days of "A Place for the Heart's" history, we had an old, wise prophet give us a visit.  As we showed him around the brand new ministry, we were longing for him to speak God's words over the land.  As the tour passed the prophets lips remained quiet. As his visit came to an end and we were saying our goodbyes, the prophet finally spoke up and  said in his wonderful British accent, "When the root goes deep, the fruit will be sweet"

     This year "A Place for the Heart" will be 27 years old, and the old prophets words are coming to pass.  These last few years I have had the privilege of traveling all over the globe, but the sweetest fruit of my life is what happens on this piece of land in Sophia.  This summer we will host our fifth "18 Inch Journey."  The number of students who come to this school is small,  but the fruit is huge.  This December we ended our third year of internships for "18 Inch Journey" students. The number of interns is even smaller than the students at the school, but the fruit is even greater. Our culture is always looking for big numbers to define success. What if heaven defines success by fruitfulness.  Could one of the most fruitful things that Jesus did while he walked the earth be the three years of relationship he poured into those twelve boys? 

     Roots are hidden from the eyes of men.  They sink themselves into the unseen and find their source in the secret place.  How I wish each of you could see what happens to the hearts of those who come to our schools and internships. Our roots have truly tapped into the deep places of a generations heart and they are being changed forever.  As we launch into our 27th year, our hearts are overflowing with gratitude to those of you who have sown into this place. May the roots go deeper in the days ahead and the fruit become even sweeter....for this is my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

New album coming so very soon!

We just confirmed the date for the CD release on February, 25th. Stephen Roach and a surprise guest will be opening the night. More details coming next week!