This past week I had the privilege of seeing a long-time friend, Jeff Price, while I was speaking in Denver, Colorado. He served as an elder at Coast Community Church in Huntington Beach, California, where I was a pastor in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Jeff moved his business to Aurora, Colorado, later sold it, and retired. God had new plans for Jeff. He now oversees a refugee ministry in Aurora that he calls the “Refugee Bicycle Ministry.” Let me share with you this wonderful Jesus story.
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Chariot of Fire Blog
My friends from South Africa were thrilled to have a few days to relax and enjoy some family time away from home in the mountains of the Western Cape. The get-away provided a much-needed rest for Willem, a pastor, and Janine, a teacher, three months pregnant with their third child. Retreating for spiritual and physical refreshment, a sensory smorgasbord of smells, sights, and sounds of the beautiful Bainskloof Pass were exactly what the doctor ordered. They also cherished time with their children, Kiara (4) and Kiran (2) before adjusting to the new addition.
In my mid-thirties I prayed about going to seminary full-time with a wife and four children to support. We embarked on that adventure with faith that God would provide as we trusted Him. I shared one of many stories of God’s provision last month. I want to share another one. However, what built our faith wasn’t so much God’s provision for our financial needs, but the way He taught us that He cares for everything in life and can reveal Himself any way He wishes as we cast all our cares on Him.