Today my wife Sharla and I where involved in our state conventions assessment for a church planter. It was a long day but such a blessing to hear how our state convention’s heart beats for the lost in our community. They are supporting us on a monthly basis and also gave us some upfront funding for all of our costs. We are so excited about what God has in store for His church. May you be encouraged through this blog. My desire is that God is glorified through all that we do. In other news, it looks like my last day at Central Baptist Church will be August 30th. This will also be the day we commission the families and pray over all those going with us to start this new work. As I type this my mind is racing with ideas and looking forward to meeting new people who God will use to build His church. But for now I need to focus on Belize. I leave on Sunday moring with a great group of people. We will be all over the country building a house and sharing the Story cloth. I know that God has great plans and I can’t wait to share them with you. We will try and update from Belize. So I hope you have a great day and remember no matter what the situation God has us in there is something that He wants to show us. God bless.

Derek