Monday, October 10, 2005

I'm Away Right Now

Hey gang! I'm at the Youth Minister's Conclave for a little while, and haven't had time to post. I've got some ideas already rolling around for my next post, and promise I will get to it soon. Just wanted to post a couple things to pray for:
1. I'm here marketing my speaking ministry, so pray that God will connect me with the people that I need to be involved with to assist their ministries. Pray also that I don't feel so much like a pimp. It's been rough, but I've spent most of my time just hanging with guys and if they ask what I'm doing now, I give them a card and a brochure. It hasn't been too bad.
2. I have a meeting Wednesday night with the Elders from a church here in Arlington that is considering being the sponsor church for The Journey. This would be huge for us. Pray that the meeting will go well, but more importantly that the meeting will be a time with God so we all know what His will is in this. I'll give you more about that after all the meetings have happened, should they go well.
3. As always, I miss my family, epecially my wife. We had an incredible week last week, coming off a rough couple days, and I hate that I'm not home right now with my best friend. Of course, Conclave is always cool because I get to spend time with the guys and gals that I've been in the trenches with over the years as Youth Ministers. But it's nothing like getting to spend time with my favorite person, Caryn. Pray that I'll not be too homesick!
4. I'm running more and more guys that are in the same situation as I am in life and ministry. At one point, I was sitting with 3 other church planters who are struggling with finances, ministry, and planting in general. I'm amazed at how many of us there are out there chasing God and paying dearly for it. Pray that I will be a source of encouragment to so many of these guys. Pray also that some progressive thinkers will begin stepping up and investing in the ministry that God is calling us to. I can't help but think that there are people out there that God is leading to support missional, relational ministries. Pray that we will be connected. Pray for one of my dearest friends whose family has really suffered through this process. Pray for the pieces to fall into place for him.
5. And remember, I'm praying for you, too. Your prayers, love, and support are precious to me. Thanks for all you do.
Peace,
Jase

5 comments:

The Bishop said...

I took the above post to gizoogle and translated it into "Z" talk below. Enjoy it!
Monday, Shot Calla 10, 2005
I'm Away Riznight Now

Hey gang! I'm at tha Youth Minista's Conclave fo` a shawty while, n haven't had time ta pizzay. I've gots some ideas already roll'n around fo` mah niznext post, n promise I will git ta it soon. Just wanted ta pizzle a couple sippin' ta pray for . Its just anotha homocide:
1. I'm here market'n mah pimpin' ministry, so pizzle that God will connect me wit tha thugz tizzle I need ta be involved wit ta assist they ministries . They call me tha black folks president. Pizzle also thiznat I dizzon't feel so M-to-tha-izzuch like a pizzy. It's been rough, but I've spizzay mizzost of mah time jizzy sippin' wit guys n if tizzle ask W-H-to-tha-izzat I'm doing now, I give them a card n a brochure. It hasn't been too bad.
2. I have a meet'n Wednesday night wit tha Elda fizzy a church here in Arlington tizzy is straight trippin' being tha sponsor church fo` The Journey . Im a bad boy wit a lotta hos. This would be huge fo` us. Pizzle tizzle tha meet'n wizzle go wizzell, but more importantly that tha meet'n wizzy be a tizzle wit God so we all kizzy what His will is in this. I'll give you mizzy `bout tizzle brotha all tha messin' have happened, should they go wizzell.
3 . It dont stop till the wheels fall off. As always, I miss mah family, epecially mah wizzle. We had an incredible week last week, pimpin' off a rough couple days, n I hate that I'm not home rizzight now wit mah best friend. Of course, Conclave is always coo` coz I git ta spend time wit tha guys n gals that I've been in tha trenches wit over tha years as Youth Minista. But it's nuttin' like gett'n ta spend time wit mah favorite person, Caryn aww nah. Pray tizzle I'll not be too homesick!
4 dogg. I'm runn'n more n more guys thizzat is in tha same situation as I am in life n ministry. At one point, I was sitt'n wit 3 drug deala church planta who is struggl'n wit finances, ministry, n saggin' in general. I'm amazed at how many of us there is out there chas'n God n pay'n dearly fo` it . Its just anotha homocide. Pray thizzat I wizzay be a source of encouragment ta so mizzle of these guys. Pray also that some progressive killa will begin stepp'n up n saggin' in tha ministry that God is call'n us to. I cizzay hizzay but think that there is thugz out there thiznat God is lead'n ta support missional, relatizzles ministries. Pray thiznat we W-to-tha-izzill be connected so jus' chill. Pray fo` one of mah dearest niggaz whose family has really suffered through this process . One, two three and to tha four. Pray fo` tha pieces ta fizzay into place fo` him sho nuff.
5. And rememba, I'm pray'n fo` you, too keep'n it real yo. Yo praya, love, n support is preshizzous ta me so i can get mah pimp on. Thanks fo` all you do.
Peace,
Jizzy

Anonymous said...

I really like it when I can read something when I'm home alone and have a good laugh out loud. (Granted, its not that hard for me to do, but I do enjoy a good laugh by myself now and then). When I'm home for fall break can I come to church with you on Friday night? I've decided I want to be the "would be if I could be" member of the group.
By the way, women are allowed to the Testicle Festival, in fact, I believe they are encouraged to go. :)
Enjoy Conclave!! K-Lew

The Bishop said...

K-Lew,
Come on wit it, Girl. But we meet on Thursday nights. You're more than welcome to bring it on Friday, too!

Katrina said...

Sounds like you've got your hands full with the Lord's work!

Church planting is such important work, but the path is definitely not smooth. Even the apostle Paul worked by the seat of his pants most of the time!

I know that God will open the doors He wants you to step through, and hopefully He'll use your example of loving, patient service to encourage others!

God bless you and your family!

Ryan said...

Hey,
I will be praying for you!! Will you pray for Gary he's back in the hospital and we dont know whats going to happen I'm really worried, and also for me I've got so many things going on right now it is crazy and I haven't been spending that much tim with GOD will you pray that I will meake time for him and I will stop stressing out so much, I would really apreciate it!!! Oh, I would love to talk to you about my calling I have so many questions that maybe you could help me with here's me cell # 283-6361 give me a call sometime so we can set a date to sit down and chat!!!

Thanks alot,
Ryan