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She Said “Yes”
I’m Engaged and Getting Married in August
Friday, April 4th, my dreams came true—a beautiful, godly woman, Theresa Olson said yes to spending the rest of her life with me. I am excited about our future as we work to see Jesus’ Name glorified in the ends of the earth. The past two years and seven months of dating have been the most difficult yet wonderful of my life.
How Theresa and I Met
I met Theresa in January of 2009 during her time in our short-term internship called Fire in the Night. When one of my friends suggested her to me, I told her, “Theresa isn’t my type”. After her internship, Theresa joined full-time staff. I came in early often for my Nightwatch prayer time and Theresa would be busy working. Every now and then, we talked. Slowly, I began to notice her consistent devotion to the Lord and that she was really pretty. At the same time, I became good friends with her brother, Mark. He is working on a strategy to take down abortion. One day, Mark told me his parents were coming into town. I asked him if I could go to dinner to meet them. However, I had ulterior motives: if I were to pursue Theresa, meeting her parents would come in handy. Theresa likes to tell people “I snuck in to family dinner.”
How I am Studying the Bible This Year
Reading It Chronologically
Through the years, I have studied the Bible various ways. A couple of years ago, I used the One Year Bible. One year I just read John 14-17 every day! This year, however, I decided to read the Bible in the order it took place. Already, I am beginning to understand the Bible much better. Obviously, my plan started in Genesis. Then, right after the Tower of Babel and before Genesis 12 when Abraham comes on the scene, it skipped to Job. After reading Job, I went back and finished reading Genesis. It continued to Exodus stopping at one point for Moses’ glorious (and sobering) Psalm 90. I have enjoyed reading the Bible this way and am especially looking forward to reading the Psalms of David as they happen! I am also excited to read the Prophets. I know Isaiah and Jeremiah will make much more sense when I read more about the times they were prophesying in. Sometimes I get lost in all the judgment not knowing why God is judging. I hope this way of reading it will help me see the why behind God’s judgments.
Ministering to the Poor at our Inner City Outreach Hope City
My girlfriend, Theresa, is helping me serve in the inner city. It has been fun to minister with her to those coming to Hope City looking for Jesus
I’m back in the inner city leading worship again! After a successful season of focusing on raising my partnership team, I have time again to work with our inner city prayer room, Hope City. I am leading a two-hour worship meeting once a week. The purpose of the prayer meeting is to provide an environment for people to come sit in the presence of the Lord. Like a preacher on Sunday morning, we are teaching those in the room the Word of God. The only difference is, we are singing it. Since we only started last week, I am still working on building my team. In a future update, I’ll send you pictures of everyone. However, I did land a really good prayer leader. My girlfriend, Theresa Olson is stepping into this role for the first time. Her job is to keep us unified and focused on specific parts of the passage that we are singing. She has done an incredible job, and I’m looking forward to ministering with her to those who come in from the inner city.
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