UPDATED: Sunday, June 2
“After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. (Acts 18:1-4)“
High Tech Tent Making
|An old school plasma TV I hung
this week while “tent making”.
A few weeks ago, I had a chance to shift out of “full time” ministry mode and into a more part time schedule. I’ve needed some time to get back to meeting with people to raise awareness and support for Seasons of Life and a part time job opportunity presented itself at the home theater company I used to work for that gives me a little flexibility to do so. It wasn’t what I planned to do with my summer, but God calls and we respond, right?
This week, I’ve worked in $750,000 homes, handled tens of thousands of dollars worth of home theater and A/V equipment, while at the same time worked alongside men who are inches from the poverty level. Strange, isn’t it? But, the gospel is needed there just as much as it is with the men I normally meet with.
I’m excited about some of the upcoming work, but it’s a major transition for us and has brought its share of stress and growing pains. Financially, we’ve been praying for God to “fill a hole in the bottom of the boat” and often He’s done just that. But, as the boat has changed course slightly, we’ve gained a clearer picture of just how big that hole is and a stark look at how much water we’ve taken on in the process.
The Waiting Game & The Gap
Right now, I’m waiting for some of the audio-video/outdoor lighting jobs to be completed before I can be paid for my work at my “day job”. I’m also waiting on several back paychecks from Seasons of Life that may or may not get funded this year. By the end of the month, the boat could be steady going, God willing. But, for now, there’s a gap between now and then – a time sensitive, financial gap.
So, as we spend the summer repairing the hole in the hull, will you help us bail water/bridge the gap?
I invite you to click over to our website and contribute in any amount you can, as soon as you can. I’m also inviting you to be one of the peculiar people who support discipleship ministry and the usual work we do here at SOLM even when there is no financial crisis, realigning lives with the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ.
Pray for us in both ventures – that we will disciple by the Spirit and out of sound doctrine and that the work I do with AVPros will be done with great quality, spreading the gospel as the Lord leads. Click here to go to our support page and always remember to keep Seasons of Life and the men and women we lock arms with in your prayers.