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Making a difference

Crossroads officially started holding services about three and half years ago.  And during these past three years we’ve partnered with people like Habitat for Humanity, the Wilson County Help Center and others.

But later this month and during the month of August, we’re going to be doing something for Brooks House here in Lebanon.  We spent some time with Liz Reese and during our time with her, we asked her what we could do as a church that would help her as she directs the vision for Brooks House.  Her response was a “playground”.

Brooks House provides a place for women and children to stay as they go through their own transition.  By providing a new playground, Crossroads can bring a little bit of normalcy back into the life of a child who is walking through a very difficult time in their own life. 

I’m looking forward to seeing people at Crossroads jump in and make a difference in the lives of people going through a transition.

Have you signed-up?  When you do, you will be glad you did!

Back from Honduras

Many of you have been calling and emailing about the team that Crossroads was a part of in Honduras.  As most of you know, that team was delayed in getting out of the country because of some political issues and unrest that had developed over the last several weeks.

Well last night the team arrived back home in Tennessee just before midnight.

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Crossroads was glad to have the opportunity to participate in this trip.  The goal was to start a church and attend to the medical needs of the local people. 

I spoke with Phil Johnsey who attends Crossroads and also heads Church Missions Network and he told me that 166 people had made decisions to follow Christ and one new church was planted on this trip. 

In addition to the salvations and church plant, there were hundreds of people who were given medical attention.

Phil does an amazing job and at no time did I personally feel that our team was in any danger.  God has given us a very gifted man who uses his talent for the greater good.  Although Phil attends Crossroads when he is in Lebanon, his bigger job is working with other churches to help them further their missions efforts.

We’re looking forward to going again in a few months and if you are interested in being a part of a team with a vision for missions then Crossroads is your place.

An email from Honduras…..

As many of you know we have some people that are part of a team that have been in the country of Honduras this week on a medical mission trip.

I just wanted to share with you an email that we received from our missionary on the ground Sam Feazel and his wife Peggy.   It’s very interesting to contrast what you read here with what you find on many of the news reports. 

I am certainly not suggesting that there isn’t some truth in what is being reported, it’s just that many times what you find on the news can be exaggerated.

Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

 

Dear Partners,

I want to thank you all for your prayers and emails during a difficult time for the country of Honduras and give you an update on the current situation:

You may know, last week, the President of Honduras was ejected from power by the military forces authorized by the Congress.  Our ex-President, Mel Zelaya, was trying to push a vote to the people that would allow a second term for the President.  This action was under the influence and encouragement of Hugo Chavez, communist president of Venezuela.  This is the EXACT path that He used to overthrow the government and head them into communism.  The people of Honduras have revolted and ejected Mel Zelaya.  Every day here in Honduras, we are having rallies to celebrate the new Government.

We are completely safe and in NO danger.  God has always protected us and will continue to do so..We are NOT patriots!  If I feel as though we are in any danger, we will be on the next flight out.  There is no reason for concern at this point.

We presently have a team here and this week have seen hundreds of people come to know the Lord!

Thank you so much for you love and concern for us.  Please continue to pray for Honduras, the country we love.

In His Grace and Truth,
Sam and Peggy Feazel
Missionaries to Honduras

Honduras Update

During the last couple of days many of you have been emailing, texting or calling me and wanting to know if we have heard from Mallory and Phil Johnsey and the status of things in Honduras.

As of my last conversation with them I understood that things were going great.  Once they arrived the traveled about 8 hours by vehicle and then they began seeing people who needed medical attention.

Check back here over the next few days and I will keep you posted.

Please remember to keep them in your prayers…..and remember that God is in control and great things are going to come as a result of their sacrificial work with the people of Honduras.

Busy day!

It’s been an amazingly busy day here in Atlanta with my friends Pete Wilson, Jenni Catron and Anne Jackson.

We spent about four hours working on some creative elements for Catalyst 09!  If you guys are interested in leadership then this is one conference that I can assure you that you will not want to miss.  The Catalyst team does an amazing job each year and this promises to be one of the best.

After a morning of creative planning we headed over to the Catalyst offices to be part of the Catalyst podcast.  Once again I’m totally amazed at what the team at Catalyst pulls off!  I’ll blog a little more about it in the next couple of days.

Tomorrow is going to be equally as busy.

Have a great day and remember to pray for my daughter Mallory who is in Honduras on a mission trip.  God is doing some amazing things there in spite of the unrest that the country is experiencing.

Peace!