Wednesday, October 21, 2009

meet Dave & Jean Ohlerking

This weekend my family and our church had the awesome opportunity to spend time with Dave & Jean Ohlerking.  They lead a ministry called Children's Cup International Relief.  I met them through their son, Dan, and through their home church, Healing Place in Baton Rouge, LA.  This organization is feeding 30,000 kids 5 days per week.  That happens at 28 different places called "Care Points".  At those "Care Points" kids are not only fed but they learn about Jesus through Bible clubs, have medical needs met and more.  I challenge you to learn more about what God is doing through Children's Cup and support them as Julie and I are.

Here is a blog post from Dave titled Guide Me with His Eye?.  There is some deep spiritual insight.

This verse used to puzzle me:

Psalm 32:8 (KJV) --- I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

How does His eye guide me? It does as long as I stay in His presence.

For example: Let's walk together through Maputo, Mozambique. I'm familiar with the city. The streets can be risky there. Let's make it harder; we'll blindfold you and I'll never touch you nor will I give you a verbal map of the turns we must make. We'll just talk.

If you stay close enough to me to hear my voice I can guide you with my open eyes.

If you sense a distance growing between us you will know you missed a turn. Run back to the sound of my voice.

It is simply profound to me that God does guide us by His eye as we stay in His presence.

It was a real honor to meet these 2 giants of the faith that love Jesus and are leading thousands of kids to meet Jesus.  

SERVolution is happening all over the world.  It is time for all of us to demonstrate God's love in tangible ways to those we encounter.  Are you doing that?  Our church is.  I am.  I don't say that to boast.  I say that to ask you to join us as we make a difference in the world just as the Ohlerkings are.  Remember this ...

Proverbs 21:13 (GWT) ---  Whoever shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will call and not be answered.

1 comment:

Dave Ohlerking said...

Pastor Michael, your church is truely a "Servolution Church!

happy birthday, Julie

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