Alright, once again i am sorry for my consistent inconsistency. I will try to make good excuses, i have been doing some cool stuff lately and just pushed off writing. i know I’m lame but i really do want to try to make these posts meaningful so i try to create inspiration/be inspired instead of forcing myself to write lame half-hearted posts. So there is my apology for being late, and i really do mean it. Huge thanks for reading this even though i am so sporadic with my writing. Now to the main post!
Fall is upon us! How do i know? Because i get cold when i sleep. Specifically in a hammock….. Outside……In the mountains. Now it’s my inclination to just leave that for you to think about and create your own story for but i will give some context. This past Friday my Dad and i(i never ever say it like that it’s always me and my whoever but for that sake of trying to be a better writer) headed up to Fairplay Colorado for the 2016 Calvary reach men’s retreat! There was about eight of us and we stayed from Friday to Sunday midday at a little cabin that one of the men owned and graciously shared with us. Now you might say Why were you outside in a hammock when there was a cabin you could stay in? More context, Friday night dinner was chili…… eight men…..eating chili…. all sleeping in a small cabin. i hope you can connect the dots. That’s all the hammock context you get, to the next part! This retreat was pretty great, for me this was the first time i was able to connect with the men of my church. We would do devotions in the morning and then discuss different things we maybe did not understand or struggled with. There was so much encouragement and transparency, my mind was blown. At night we studied with R.C Sproul (Via DVD). One of the specific thing that impacted me the most was the discussions of relationships i had.
As a single guy still working to figure out life and try to establish a good framework to build a relationship on, these’s conversations helped me out a ton. It’s a huge blessing to talk about things i don’t understand and have a God fearing and loving MAN pull you aside and tell you his story about what God did in his relationships. There are more things that really impacted me, and i have so many things that i am stuck contemplating but overall i am refreshed.
So there’s that. I am not going to write more because i think i will save some of the other things i learned for another post.
Hunting! This Friday i leave with my dad and youngest brother to head out east and hunt antelope. please pray for success in our hunt and safety as well. Please pray that we would be a light to the land owners that we hunt with and that our mouths would be filled with the Holy spirit and that God would be glorified above all else.
Dudebro Missions now has a facebook page up. If you like what i write and want to connect further visit me at facebook!
Please keep my language learning in prayer. i am working to try to learn as much Mongolian as i can before i actually get to Mongolia but it’s really hard for me.
Finally as always if you want to connect with me or want more information on supporting me hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. If you have suggestions for things to write or have questions feel free to leave them in the comments.
Thanks Once again for taking time out of your day to be a part of my life. Бурхан адислах(God Bless)-Noah.
Alrighty! i will apologize for being late, i know this should have probably been a while ago but it wasn’t. As the title says i will be talking about all kinds of new things that have happened in the past month-ish.
First thing, giving. For those of you who want to help me out with financial gifts, you can! i spent a lot of time talking with my pastor about this and we finally have everything (that we can think of) straightened out. Here are some details for giving. If you write a check write it to Calvary Reach so that you can get your tax deduction but specify that it is for Dudebro missions so that way the money will go into my missions account. As far as giving via internet and card we are not able to do that because the churches online digital giving is set up for a different account so for now i am relying on the U.S postal service. When you send a gift you should receive two things. The first is some information from me and a verification that we received your gift. The second will come in around tax season and that will be a receipt for charitable giving so that you can get a tax deduction for what you gave to me. Here is the contact info and address for my church: CALVARY REACH-Pastor Joel(720)-506-3224-Joellwheels@yahoo.com this guy is my pastor, he has helped me out alot especially with the giving setup. Here is the church address: 17104 E MERCER DR AURORA CO 80013
A few of the reasons i wanted to do the giving through my church was because they will keep me accountable. So if my car breaks down or something but have no money, i will not be able to dip into the missions money (i don’t think i would anyway but i like taking steps to prevent the worst). Another reason is that if i received money by myself i would not be able to write tax deductible receipts because i am not an official nonprofit. The government says that you have to basically pay over 1000$ to register, which to me i feel is a waste because now my money can go through my church and after i go to school my money will go through YWAM, and i don’t have to pay extra to be a nonprofit.
One of the other things that has changed is my DTS location. i will now be attending DTS Discovery Bay in the Olympic peninsula of Washington state. After trying to contact the YWAM base in Darkhan Mongolia(North of the capitol UB) i got an email from a couple in Washington, the Deidrics. After emailing the Deidrics for a little bit we finally conversed over the phone. They told me about all the work they did in Mongolia in the early 90’s and also gave me information on the school in Discovery Bay. i found out that that school is tied in directly to the ministries happening in Mongolia, and South East Asia. So after some conversation with the Deidrics, my parents and God i have decided to go to school in Washington State! This Way i will get to develop relationships with the people who will be the bridge between Mongolia and the states for me (more on that in the next post), and school will not cost as much either, only around 6,000$ plus airfare instead of the 8,000 for Norway.
That’s all i have for this post. Once again if you have questions, comments, or suggestions please share them in the comment section. If you want to help me out but don’t know how please pray for me, i need loads of help trying to remember the new language i am trying to learn and i would also like to get better at communicating.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!-Noah
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