Well, 2013 is coming to a close. It’s been a good year for CrossPointe. It’s been a good year for Casie and me. This year our church paid off the second mortgage and took a huge step toward self-supporting status. The church gave $40,000 to missions in 2013. We are still working on year end totals for attendance, salvation decisions, etc. None of it would have been possible without your prayers and support.
Last week I had the opportunity to speak at an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) event. The event is called ‘Fields of Faith.’ Across the country FCA groups fill empty football fields and bleachers with Christian athletes and students from local high schools to pray for their community. I was invited to speak because the president of the FCA club at Sycamore High was a teenage girl I met at youth camp last summer. It was an incredible evening with hundreds of people present. I challenged the crowd to do more than know about god, but to make Him their God through a personal relationship. I used the life of Jacob as an illustration, emphasizing Genesis 28:20-21: 20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God.
After the message we all made our way onto the field to pray. It was a special night I’ll never forget. Here are some pictures of the event.