In all things there’s an opportunity, but it’s not always obvious until your mindset changes.
Our 4Runner is in the shop again. This time for an oil leak in crank seal or something like that. Why? Two years ago we took our vehicle in to get an oil change at the dealership down the hill. Everything seemed good until my wife drove about a mile from the oil change and the engine seized. She was able to get the vehicle started and back to the dealership but to our surprise the dealership admitted they removed the old oil but never replaced it with the new oil.
She was told the engine should be fine once the new oil circulated around the engine.
Long story short, after driving over 1,500 miles out of town we had to take the 4Runner back to the dealership due to major engine noises. We agreed to have the engine rebuilt at their cost. Hindsight I should have had them put a new engine in but here we are now with leaking oil.
Again they agreed to fix the leak at no cost but stated this would be the last fix as the warranty on the rebuild was up.
Frustrated, and after many conversations with management we finally agreed.
So today I dropped the vehicle off but instead of moving in frustration and disappointment I looked for opportunity to bless and encourage.
I met three people during this transaction all were blessed and one received prayer for his health condition, his wife’s health condition and his wife’s family’s hereditary health condition. It was good.
So we are trusting that what ever the outcome of our vehicle our Father will provide what we need when we need it.
Don’t let the circumstances dictate your actions. Respond in Love.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not irritable and does not count up wrongdoing or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Be encouraged, Be available, Be expecting. The Kingdom of God is at hand!
Wow, what an afternoon 😃 Hung out with my youngest boy and friend Daniel and his boy at the skate park while waiting for Katie to return from the encounter weekend. Had the wonderful privilege of pouring out the Love of the Father to a bunch of young’ns. Encouraging, teaching, blessing and praying. Super fun!
Then treated my beautiful wife and youngest son to a lunch at El Pinto.
God put one of the bussers on my heart.
Shared with her what God revealed to me. I asked her if she figure skated or ice skated because that is part of what He revealed. Turns out she does. We talked a bit and lots of blessings and encouragement filled her up!
Gotta love life in the Kingdom💥
Looking for a short term, inexpensive, stateside, mission opportunity?
Join us, Friday, February 24th – Tuesday, February 28th 2017.
Be the salt and light at Mardi Gras!
Cost: $200 – covers lodging and ministry donation (Due 1/15/2017)
Additional fee for ground transportation (TBD)
Travel: Fly or Carpool
Arrival time; 3pm 2/24/17 Departure time; AM 2/29/17
Early departure possible if needed.
Driving- connect with team to determine carpooling
Flying- Flights to New Orleans start at about $700. Flights to Pensacola start at $370; you will need to rent a car to drive the additional 200 miles or share carpool costs. There will also be a Thursday night stay at a motel in Pensacola if. Flights need to be purchased ASAP.
Meals: You will be responsible for your own meals.
Costs are high in French Quarter ($20+) so please budget per your personal preference. We will take a trip to local grocery store and be able to store some food.
If interested please attend the planning meeting on 1/15/2017
If you have not already been approved please contact John Scholz before you book a flight. Those planning to attend need to make a commitment by January 15th.
Please contact John Scholz via the NLC Office with any questions
A short film of impossible possibilities. It all started with an invite by Brian “Head” Welch to his Rob Zombie & KoRn: Return Of The Dreads 2016 concert on July 22nd 2016. All that was required . . . Just an ear to hear and a heart to go!
Checkout the vLOG: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLavB5a3wJ3VXzjsO69KkT5adhBZM9-TXh
Checkout Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imsozoed/
Seven of us went to Downtown Albuquerque Summerfest 2015 on August 8th. We do something most people find unusual for Christians but what happens is life changing!