For the last 10 years I have been a fireman. For the last 10 years every third day I was going to be at the fire station for at least 24 hours, sometimes 48. It has been such a habit to go to the station I would wake up on my day off and show up to work by accident on occasion. Our lives pretty much revolved around my job. We would make plans a year in advance so that I would be sure the days off. The time spent as a fireman has grown me beyond belief. God truly has been at work over these last 10 years. Its amazing when Meegan and I can look back and see just how God orchestrates all things for the good of those who love Him. Through just the experience in stressful situations where action needed to be taken and my crew and I were the ones to do it has been nothing short of what I can see as preparation for upcoming steps in our journey. My medical experience as a first responder has allowed me to see most people in their worst moments and has taught me to do all that I can to help them. The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:28 comes to mind, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Meegan and I are so blessed to have been apart of so many families in the fire service. Being able to spend that much time with one another at the fire station can really bring you together even though it is sometimes like a soap opera or Reality TV show. The men and women that I have served with have been nothing short of first-rate. I can’t say enough about them and what they mean to me. This may get a little corny for a second so beware. There is a tight bond that occurs when you walk into a burning building or make it through a sketchy call together. No one will ever be able to have that same experience and you can always look back and think man God was really watching over us then. Each and every officer, driver, and fellow firefighter has taught me something and I am so blessed to have served with them. As of July 3, 2017 I am no longer employed as a firefighter with the city of Weatherford Texas. My parting was very sweet and sad. When I turned in my resignation I was able to share about God’s desire to be known even to the end of the earth with a few of the chiefs. On my last shift the guys gathered together at one of the stations and threw me a going away party. The love and support is definitely felt and is so reassuring because they know why I am leaving. The Lord has made a way for my life to be a witness and I pray that He uses it to glorify Him as we continue in this next step of our journey. As most of you know we are preparing to move to Missouri on August 4. Meegan and I have taken physical steps in our family to follow wherever He leads us. It has been remarkable to see Him work in the hearts of so many, leading them to partner with us in this ministry. It has not been the easiest thing to walk away from such securities but we feel confident that the Lord has called us to go. Through all of this God has shown His faithfulness, Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”. With each step we take, He is there. It may not be what or when we expected it or how we thought it would happen all the time but God is truly faithful. If the Lord has led you to partner with us I would like to thank you for responding to the Lord’s call on your involvement. If you have not partnered with us but feel that the Lord is leading you to become partners with us in reaching the unreached please contact us. Again we are so thankful to all of our partners and are excited as we walk together wherever He leads.
Blast through time with photos over the years