October brought a big change to His Steps. On October 23, we closed on the old ministry property. Several months ago a small local church approached us about buying the property; they plan on using the house for their services while they grow and raise funds to build a new sanctuary. As I walked around inside the house one last time, I was quite overwhelmed as I reflected over the past ten years. As I pondered all the men the Lord had brought through the doors of that little house, I was reminded of all the days and nights that I had spent teaching God’s Word right there in that living room. Over the past ten years, at least 4,500 Bible studies have taken place right there in that little house. I have taught an estimated 3,000 Bible studies and perhaps 1,500 studies have been taught by guests. WOW!
My hope lies not in what I have done there but in God’s Word. Isaiah 55:6-11 says it well,
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
I’m so thankful that God will accomplish His purpose through the teaching of His Word. My only desire is to be a faithful sower of His Word, leaving the results of that sowing to Him. The men moved from the old ministry house 2 weeks ago and are really enjoying their new house. They have much bigger bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms! The challenge now is keeping that bigger home clean. Hopefully, some of the practical housekeeping skills they learn here will transfer to their future residences.
Four of the men on a Saturday afternoon hike in the Cohutta Wilderness.
The people of Faith Community Church continue to amaze me with their dedication to serve the men at His Steps. The guys really enjoy all the extra activities that get them out of the house on the weekends. Just recently there was a Saturday where they were involved in various activities. One resident was taken clothes shopping by a church member. Another was taken to a shooting range, and four others were taken for a hike in the North Georgia Mountains. The very next day a sweet couple from church with two kids had all six of them over for dinner and an evening playing board games. This is exactly what these guys need to see, that you can have fun and a good time without using substances.
Jesus is Lord,
Tim Brown Director of His Steps Ministries
Please pray for me over the next two weeks. I have a very busy schedule. I will be traveling to Alabama for a fund raising event. Kit and I are traveling to Pennsylvania to speak at a church three times over the weekend.
Pray for the men in the house to continue to grow in their knowledge of our Savior.
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