While this For King and Kingdom MOOvement continues to grow, and we all work together to help more men move into their destiny, I wanted to take some time to share some of my destiny story since my involvement began with FBC MOO1. Like some of you, I was not thrilled with the idea of attending another men’s retreat in February 2017. But as my MOO weekend continued, I was inspired by what I was learning and how God could use all of my story to shape my destiny. I am not sure if I will ever have an epiphany moment about what my destiny is, or exactly why I was created, but I have become much better at listening to the Lord and working toward doing Kingdom work using the tools that I have, based on my individual story.
After my participation in FBC MOO1, I was excited about the opportunity to serve at the next FBC retreat. Then I was allowed me to be a servant leader the following retreat. With the 4KK Leadership training and help from Bruce and Lamar, I have had the privilege of leading our last two FBC MOO retreats. Soon I will be leading FBC MOO6, with Bill Newton, September 26-29. In a million years I would have never thought that I would be capable of leading men through this incredible journey, but with the help and guidance I received that first weekend, the 4KK training, and the encouragement I received from my MOO brothers to trust less in myself and more in God, I have fully embraced this leadership role and am fired up about our next retreat!
The scripture that I received as a participant to help encourage me was Proverbs 3: 5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and rely not on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” Wow! How I needed to hear that! These verses allowed me to start trusting in God’s will for my life, and through prayer and sage advice, to start pursuing things that will have an eternal impact.
In addition to now leading MOO retreats, I have also been blessed with the opportunity to serve on the board for KLife Hot Springs. KLife is a part of Kanakuk Kamps. Klife is coming back to Hot Springs and will provide youth ministry and discipline to the kids in our area. KLife is a nonprofit organization that is completely funded by the generosity of our community, so please let me know if you would like to contribute. We kick off Sunday, August 25th and the plan is to work alongside local churches to provide our 3rd-12th grade students with a solid relationship with Jesus, and to help them share the gospel with others. This is another exciting opportunity for me to help with Kingdom work. Through my story and my background, I have always had a passion for kids, and this allows me the opportunity to ensure that we pour the gospel into as many Hot Springs youth as we can, and help to equip them to be able to handle the persecution they will receive for being Christians. Working together with our local churches we will have consistent weekly opportunities for our children to hear the gospel in both a large and small group settings. We will also have the opportunity to reach many students that may not have a youth program at their church or attend church at all. Please join me in praying for this important ministry opportunity!
Having the opportunity to participate in a For King and Kingdom MOO retreat, and discover more about God’s plan for my life has been transformational and a true blessing. I look forward to continuing to trust Him in all things and use my imagination to see what else my life with Christ has in store for me. My destiny awaits! MOOAH!