I have been reading 2 Samuel in the mornings - I was really struck this morning by King David's love for The Lord, but also by his fear of The Lord.
I believe I need to have a healthy balance of both in my life, inviting the ark (Holy Spirit) to be ever-present in every area of my life.
We have been working some long hours preparing for this school, and I see how important it is for the grace of God to be on you in order to accomplish His will.
It is going to be an amazing year!
I pray that you seek His face today and gain a new level of understanding of the fear of The Lord as I do...be blessed my friends!
We just arrived home after three days of intense training for our new school. We had homework every night - it was a FULL immersion experience!
I truly believe this training has equipped us to be ready for school to start a week from Monday.
To top off a great week, the curriculum for our first five students showed up today! We are so pumped for the year to begin. Thank you for all of your prayers...God is moving!
We had a couple over to our house tonight for dinner. Jesus lost his job yesterday but has decided to go full-time with his side job - selling cleaning products.
We had the privilege of helping them with a sign for the farmer's market tomorrow - please pray for God's blessing on his new business venture. He is a hard-working young man and we believe in him!
When David was on the run from King Saul he had more than once chance to take Saul out, but didn't.
He had an understanding of honoring authourity that I hope to have one day - wow! He was really amazing...
We are really excited down here - we have multiple children taking the diagnostic test for our school. We have five students signed up right now, with the potential of another seven to sign up by the end of the week!
Please be in agreement in prayer with us that these kiddos will ALL be a part of our school this year.
Blessings my friends!
Psalm 5:12 "For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield."
I am praying this verse over our ministry and school this week. The Lord has put a "force-field" of favor around TOFM like a giant bubble - watch with me and see how He is going to bless His work down here in CR!
I know that His mighty right hand is on this school; our heart is to train up young people to be righteous in His eyes.
I am thankful for what He is going to do!
Please join me in prayer for these items:
10 more students for the school
Funding for school supplies
10 used laptops
More monthly financial partners for TOFM
All the desks are complete for our first day of school! We had to stretch the building fund a bit to get all eight of the desks built...so we still need to get the chairs. They are about $60 each. If you want to help out with the sponsor of a chair, please hit the Paypal link below! THANKS!
The desks are in! Wow - they look amazing! I can just imagine all of the kids sitting there working so diligently - it is going to be awesome.
It's funny, isn't it, when everything is scootin' along just great and then you get some news that makes you go....ugh.
As we finished up the desks, I found out that my truck has a bad radiator and needs a new one...
ANNOUNCEMENT - devil - you will not win! God is bigger and He has all of the answers!
We painted last Friday and the place is looking good! I am meeting the guys who are coming in to build our first eight desks at 7:00am tomorrow.
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We only need sponsors for about seven more work stations...pray with us that it will alll come together in the Lord's timing!
Scott & Brigit Bogard
Founders of Touch of Fire Ministries, Inc. based out of Greenwood, Indiana.
Here are some links to some of our favorite books!
~ The Challenge of Missions (the BEST book on world missions we have every read!)
~ The End of America (I know it sounds bleak, but it is worth the read - end times type book)