Statement of Faith – What we Believe
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I’m a 38-year-old father of four, married to my loving wife, Rachel. I’ve spent most of my life in one form of Ministry or another, helping plant churches, build ministries, and support ministers any way I can. I’ve also spent some time in the Arts, focusing mostly on photography and graphic arts. I grew up in the Assembly of God Christian church, went to bible college, and later found myself with a lot of unanswered questions. Then I found Messianic Judaism and now I refer to myself as Torah Observant.
My Chronic Helth Problem
On September 18th, 2016, I got sick for the first time. I thought I had food poisoning, but after several months I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. My life came to a screaming halt, and I found myself in a very dark place. After a time I came to a realization. I had to change how I thought about my life. I had to focus on what I have, instead of focusing on what I lost. That was the key, the turning point.
Now, I’m working on rebuilding my life. It’s not completely from scratch, but close. I have a lot of limitations, I am sick very often, but now I work on living, not just existing.
So, I continue on. Walking step by step, one foot in front of the other. Every day, working hard to get up, stand, and not let this illness completely take everything away. Some days are very difficult, but I know I’m not alone. I have my King, my Adonai, along with my brothers and sisters in the faith. I have my family, and they always help as much as they can. I have what I need, now I am working on living again. Even if it is just a little, it’s still a good thing.
In regard to ministry, I have not been able to be active public ministry since I got hit with this chronic health problem. I’m working hard to figure out what I can do now. I don’t want to give up. I don’t want to just stop. Ministry is not something you just throw away, it’s a lifelong calling. So, day by day, I work hard trying to figure out where I am now and how I can be of service to my King. Even if it is just ministering to people one at a time, or just posting a little insight here on this web site, it’s still a good thing.