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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Not This Day...





"A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day." - Aragon (Lord of the Rings)

Yesterday we rewarded the young men for memorizing "The Fellowship of the Unashamed" , a powerful confession that they would follow Jesus through hardship and blessing, declaring that though none go with them, still they will follow.

The day began with a breakfast with over 85 in attendance. The word of God was powerfully spoken and then we commissioned two young men who had been scheduled to be commissioned at the Dec.6th banquet but were unable because their mother's drunken boyfriend made them leave the banquet minutes before it was start. The devil tried to steal their blessing, but he failed and they were singularly honored in front of their peers.

Then the young men and a few fathers gathered together to celebrate being Men of God, masculine men, warriors for Christ .
We took the boys skeet shooting in the country. Many of them had never been in the country, most had never fired a shotgun.

Afterward, we grilled steaks, and spent the remainder of the evening aroung a bonfire sharing truths that will help these young men walk in righteousness and become world-changers.
After our time sharing, the young men and the fathers were invited to confess their sins and make Jesus the Lord of their life, going after Him with all their heart....many responded.
There might have been a day in these boys lives that they did not feel special.....but it was not this day!