Monday, December 6, 2010

The 50th

Dear Friends and Family,

We just wrapped up an exciting week. This week we celebrated Youth With A Mission’s 50th anniversary. The base hosted a conference to celebrate God’s goodness, what He’s done (and is doing) through YWAM, as well as some recent innovations that will accelerate our call to every tribe, tongue and nation.
Some of the highlights were the different worship leaders, Polynesian dancers (especially the fire dancers), a message from Joy Dawson, and listening to some outrageous stories of God’s miraculous provision and workings. Oh, and Lisa and I got to take part in the opening ceremony. I carried the Lithuanian flag, and Lisa carried Syria’s flag.

At the beginning of the week I felt the Lord lead me to Psalm 92: “… It is good to declare Your loving kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night.” I began to meditate on the word faithfulness, and how faithful Jesus is to us. Throughout the week I felt the gentle nudge of the Spirit to return to Psalm 92 and the word “faithfulness” kept coming to my mind. I began to think about how the Lord calls us all to a particular work and how we have to be faithful to that. I thought of how when Loren Cunningham, the founder of YWAM, was in his early twenties he saw a vision of waves crashing into the nations and the waves were young people. Loren followed God’s leading and because of his faithfulness to God it opened the door for others to be faithful to God’s voice and now there are YWAM bases in 150 countries spread out all over the earth. I thought of my own story. If Steven Sanchez had never decided to follow Jesus I don’t think I would be. If Chris Cannon had never decided to leave Hope Chapel and start King’s Harbor Church my father probably wouldn’t be walking with Jesus (shoot, he probably wouldn’t be alive) and I probably wouldn’t be married to my beautiful wife. It is amazing that we get to partner with God’s faithfulness. When we are obedient to the call of Jesus, even in tiny things, it has the potential to change countless lives and situations. My mind is being blown by this thought even as I write.

Anyways, in three weeks we are off to Brazil. Pray for the nation for there is lots of turmoil. The military is currently in Rio clearing the drug lords out of the slums in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. I wonder where they expect the drug lords to go?

Please also pray for Lisa and I. We have been offered to work as staff (still unpaid, everything is volunteer based) in a couple of Discipleship Training Schools in April. We feel God moving us in a direction, but we want to make sure it is right. Pray for guidance for us. Also, if you feel like God has spoken to you about us feel free to e-mail or call us. We appreciate people’s input.

We pray that all of you would know Jesus as the Prince of Peace during this crazy season.

In Christ (man He is good),

Morgan and Lisa Keach

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