Wow! We have been so crazy busy! This isn’t unusual but we have been on the very fast track. As we pause and reflect, I am looking at the direction that God is asking us to be proactive in. Our passion together is for marriages! If God changes a marriage, He changes a legacy. Generations will be on a new path. Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren will be given a new vision for their futures. This is what drives us. As we continue to walk out this mission in our life we are choosing how to expand our sphere of influence. Our sphere of influence starts at home then moves outward. Our church family, the friends of our church family and so on. Meeting new people in all areas of Richmond is our expanding ministry. We are getting involved with other churches through our volunteer time with Family Life. Our marriage team in Richmond is amazing. The heart for helping other people is one that we are all passionate about!
As time goes on, the sphere of influence also includes the women I have met through Umbrella Ministries. How I wish I could have met these families before the death of their child. What a blessing that would have been. But God has been using the death of our daughter, Tonia, to increase His kingdom. This sphere of influence holds such a special place in my heart. To hear the stories of loss and struggles in their marriages breaks my heart! What a joy it has been to share some ideas and tools to strengthen their marriage and their walk with God.
Every day brings a new dimension to our life. Our biggest challenge is knowing when to say no! We have to keep reminding ourselves that we are not doing this on our own strength but through the power of God!
What is your mission field? Who is in your sphere of influence? Let me know!