Dearest Friends and Family,
|Dave with some of the students in Redondo|
We arrived in Los Angeles with our team two weeks ago.
Before they took off for Panama we all headed to LA/OC for two weeks. We had the privilege of hanging out at Freedom Church in Torrance. Pastor Jeremy Anthony hosted our team and set up some dynamite worship times with Nathan Smith and his worship band. Jeremy spoke for two days on prayer, the Holy Spirit, relationships. Dave Beck flew down from Sacramento and spoke for a couple of days. The students loved Dave! He challenged them to live in God’s presence as opposed to living as if He is not around. Dave taught on personal prayer times, and preached powerfully on slowing down and being fully present in the world (buy his book Luminous).
|Me and the boys at the Black Bear Diner in Torrance|
The day before the students left for outreach we had a powerful time of ministry. Jeremy had challenged the students to seek the Lord as to whether they needed to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. A few of them had decided that they indeed needed it. As we all prayed for them God moved powerfully through our team.
I will be heading out to Panama mid-October to visit the team. In the meantime we are working with some Ships friends trying to raise funds for some of our sailing yachts.
Lisa had an ultrasound whilst in Torrance that was a little troubling. The baby seems healthy. But the placenta appears to be tearing away from Lisa’s uterus. If that were to happen than we would miscarry. Three doctors gave us three different bits of advice. 1) complete and total bed rest until the baby comes. 2) Pelvic rest. 3) Don’t bother doing anything special whatever happens happens.
As you can imagine that leaves us a little confused as of what to do. Lisa will go to the doctor again on Wednesday, and from that report we should have a better understanding as to what we should do. Prayers are appreciated.
1) For unity for our team in Panama, and for God to make himself known through them.
2) For our family as we are apart for a week (while I am in Panama).
3) For Lisa and I to make deep connections with our friends and family while we are home.
4) For the baby in Lisa’s stomach to be safe and healthy.
Thanks and God Bless,
Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and little baby
|Samuel playing the piano at Unlce Ian's wedding party|