September News And Updates

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It’s the end of another month, so here’s the latest with Vision 2 Hear and how God has been working.

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September was a busy month with me and Trevor spending two weeks in the Miami, Fl area. If you follow the blog then you already know how full those weeks were for us. Let me just highlight a couple of things for those who may not have caught the entries.

2014-09-19 10.54.00During our time in Florida, we performed a total of 14 times in 7 different locations: Christ Fellowship Academy, Miami Christian School, Kings Christian School, Princeton Academy, KIX, Branches, and Bluewater Fellowship. In all, we were able to encourage and challenge over 700 people throughout those performances. At one of the performances  at Miami Christian, we saw at least 20 make public professions of their faith in Christ! God worked in some really cool ways during the time in Miami and we give Him praise for all that was accomplished.

Not only were there many performances but we were able to bring back a lot of supplies  for our upcoming mission trip to Nicaragua and El Salvador. Because of the giving and loving hearts of students, parents and staff of Christ Fellowship Academy, bags and bags of toiletries and personal care items were given to us to bring as tokens of love for the people of Nicaragua. Trevor and I will be traveling down on October 18 along with a few members of my church and deliver these items to people of Padre Ramos and a local orphanage nearby. Thanks Christ Fellowship Academy!

Since coming back to Georgia, I have had a little bit of a rough time some personal health issues. Nothing major but it has certainly slowed me down some. I haven’t felt 100%. Of course after the hard schedule we had in FL, I also needed some recovery time from that, being that I am getting older now…nonetheless, God has been very good to me and I’m feeling somewhat better now. Just keep praying for my sinus issues and tooth problems that I will have worked on while in El Salvador.

NICARAGUA2In September, we also started raising funds for these upcoming trips and saw God bless in awesome ways. The need to generate $3000 for Nicaragua, El Salvador and India was a daunting task. God has blessed with some gifts from friends online and another has promised to give a substantial amount for covering airfare costs to India. Although we have enough in the general account to cover Trevor and I raveling to Central America in a couple weeks, it would be wonderful if we didn’t have to touch those funds. So, I am still asking people to consider giving toward the mission projects. As of now I about halfway there with specified mission funds. This means we need to still raise about $1500 more over the course of the next two weeks. Anything you give will help us meet our goals. For more about the trip, watch this video: Mission Trips. Thanks for your consideration! To make a tax-deductible gift, please visit: Donate Vision 2 Hear

Korea Trip HeaderSpeaking of mission trips, I spoke to the Korean Pastor from NC yesterday and we are almost certain of a trip to South Korea happening next July! It would be a two week trip consisting of performances, teaching and sight-seeing. If you think you are remotely interested, keep the middle to end of July open for the trip. Space will be limited and estimated cost would be close to $3000 for everything. More info to come as the time draws closer.

rebuildI am spending the greater part of this week trying to finalize details with our WAVE Conference which happens October 3-5 at New Vision Church. I have some work to do on the Bible Study and new songs for the conference. So I certainly need your prayers for that!

Let me wrap it up by saying how blessed I have been in September by all God has done. I am truly thankful for the time spent in Miami, our dear friends The Gallos, who are such gracious hosts, for the hard work our new intern Trevor Jenkins does in helping keep the videos and music running (along with a host of other things he does), for the WAVE Team leaders in Fayetteville (Markie Love) Loganville (Eric and Jessica Drobny) and Hixson (Terry Davis), for Mike Liebler and The Youth Culture Report, for the way my church supports me in allowing me to be gone and travel so much, for the friendships I have developed in Miami and various stops along the way, for the gifts that have been given to get us to other countries and the gifts we will be taking with us to bless, for the finances, safety, and vehicle I have that handles so many unending miles! The list could go on and on of all I have to be thankful for and as I take this last day of the month to reflect, I certainly want to thank God for you. Thanks for reading, praying and supporting me and the ministry of Vision 2 Hear!

 

Sincerely,

 

George

 

 

 

 

Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

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I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . . —Colossians 1:24

The call of God is not something we manufacture ourselves. We cannot take our own spiritual practices or disciplines and conjure up God’s calling for our lives. God will find a way to grab our attention for sure…He used a burning bush for Moses, a blinding light for Paul, He knows how to grab our attention! It may be through a unusual experience that we gain that clarity or a crushing painful moment that seals our hearts on His purpose but either way, God will communicate to us His desired call for our lives.

As Jesus’ body was broken and His blood poured out by the hands of people who did not…

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Two New Songs For WAVE Team

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Our new season is here and I am posting new lyrics and songs. Here are a couple of new songs you start looking at and working on.

Let It Be Love By Family Force 5

I’ve never seen a soul set free
Through an argument
I’ve never seen a hurt get healed
In a protest
But I’ve seen sinners turned to saints
Because of grace
It’s love, love that lights the w
Love that lights the way

Let it be a heart wide open
Bigger than the words we’ve spoken
Let it be a heart for the broken
If we’re gonna light, light
Light the way
Let it be love, let it be love, yeah
Nothin’ but love, nothin’ but love, yeah
Let it be love, let it be love, yeah
It’s love that lights the way

It’s not about the stand we take
But the grace we give
It’s not about the name we make
But the life we live
Heard about a King who sat down
Took my place
True love gave His life away
It’s love that lights the way

Let it be a heart wide open
Bigger than the words we’ve spoken
Let it be a heart for the broken
If we’re gonna light, light
Light the way
Let it be love, let it be love, yeah
Nothin’ but love, nothin’ but love, yeah
Let it be love, let it be love, yeah
It’s love that lights the way

Stronger than every fear
Comfort for all the tears
It’s where the war is run
And it has overcome
Louder than the loudest shout
Deeper than the deepest doubt
We’ll watch the walls fall down
We’ll watch the walls fall down

Let it be a heart wide open
Bigger than the words we’ve spoken
Let it be a heart for the broken
If we’re gonna light, light
Light the way
Let it be love, let it be love, yeah
Nothin’ but love, nothin’ but love, yeah
Let it be love, let it be love, yeah
It’s love that lights the way

It’s love that lights the way
Yeah, Love that lights the way

Lyric WAVE Signs Video Here: Let It Be Love

 

Our Time Is Now By Colton Dixon

Are you tired of the life that leaves us begging for more,
We got our heads in the clouds but our feet on the floor,
We tend to chase everything that ends us leaving us dry,
We need a voice
One voice
Let us amplify

Can you feel momentum shifting
Can you hear the sound
We were once upon missing
We have been found
It starts now

So raise a fist high
This is the first night of beginning of forever
Now let the old die
Cause there is new life
Forever starts tonight
Our time is now
now
now
now

Its only takes one second to turn it around
We got our minds make up but still a stake in the ground
All the pain all the shame
Have you had enough of it
Are you ready for the change

Can you feel momentum shifting
Can you hear the sound
Can you see the darkness lifting
now

So raise a fist high
This is the first night of beginning of forever
Now let the old die
Cause there in new life
Forever starts tonight
Our time is now
now
now
now

Oh loving can divide us
Oh take away our time is now
We rise from ashes
Kings and queens our time is now

So raise a fist high
This is the first night of beginning of forever
Now let the old die
Cause there in new life
Forever starts tonight
Our time is now
now
now
now, now ,now….

The WAVE Sign Lyrics are here: Our Time Is Now

 

The Youth Culture Report Digest

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Here’s what you may have missed over the weekend. Check out these good reads from our website: The Youth Culture Report and subscribe for our email or download our app!

 

What Families Need From Church:

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Trojan Horse Scandal

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The Funnel Of Ministry

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Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

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Quiet Time

. . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16

God’s call on our lives is not always easily explainable. It’s much more of a supernatural yearning.Revealed in God’s own personal way to each person, a life calling radiates a light about a person’s demeanor that is certain and definite. Sometimes the calling may take years to mature and bear fruit nonetheless it is affirmed by God and others alike.There is an overwhelming sense of purpose, aching to accomplish a certain goal that God places deep within the person whom He is calling. In that moment or over the long haul the realization that God is saying “I chose you” for this moment, a time such as this, comes into focus.

God’s choice of you is not based upon your worthiness or holiness. It is singularly…

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Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflecions

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Jesus . . . said to him, ’One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor . . . and come, take up the cross, and follow Me’ —Mark 10:21 

My perfection is not the aim of being a disciple of Jesus. Becoming perfect tends to be more about myself than about Christ. The temptation is to have people look to me and at me rather Christ. Instead, Christ is known through my weakness. His power, glory and radiance are seen not when I have it all together but when I actually disappear.

My personal holiness/perfection has nothing to do with my salvation, as it has already been purchased through the blood of Christ. God’s call for me to be holy is more about my identification with Christ alone.When Jesus tells this man to “go your way”, He is letting him know…

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Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

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57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

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Dead people have no feelings. Are you dead to yourself and alive in Christ?…

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HACKED

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I thought it was going to be a normal, fairly easy day. Boy, was I wrong!

Instead, I spent the greater part of the day tracking and catching up with people who had received a fake email from me stating that I was being held at gunpoint in Ukraine. The email stated I needed funds and of course, how to send them to “help me”. Wow! What a hassle in dealing with a hacked email account.

As many of you know by now, my email account was hacked this morning. I’ve had my identity stolen a couple of times and this is almost as bad. To make the best of the situation, here are a couple of lessons I’ve learned from this whole ordeal.

Check The Original Source.

I got an email from “Yahoo” that said my account had been compromised and to click a link to reset. I should have signed-out…

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Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections

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If you . . . remember that your brother has something against you . . . —Matthew 5:23

This passage is talking about being convicted by the Spirit. It is not talking about being overly sensitive to your own feelings, worrying and wondering about everything you do. But DO be sensitive to the Spirit of God in you and pay careful attention to anything that quenches His fire in your life. When the Spirit motivates you, respond immediately!

The strategy for dealing with such conviction from the Spirit is: “leave” “go” “reconcile” and then “offer”.

Leave. In other words stop right there. Drop what you are doing and make this the priority. Don’t rationalize, pass blame or make excuses. At this point your obedience IS your gift.

Go. This is the action behind the conviction. Often we may be convicted of something but never act on it. We must…

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