Showing posts with label Ordination. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ordination. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Things I am praying for This Week - Jan 8th

So I am going to try and start posting a short video and post about the things that I am praying about each week. This is the first one so the video part will improve as I figure out what I am doing. I will talk about 3 things, then in the blog post I will add a list of any names of individuals who have asked me to pray for them. I hope you will join me in praying about these things and fill 2014 with more praying.

Things I am praying About

1. The Abilene Community - There are two major situations that are affecting a lot of the people I knew and loved while I lived in Abilene. The tragic murder of Lauren Bump, and the missing person situation with John (Brendan) Boyd

2. The Students at Guyer High - This week a student Kyle Bird took his own life. Suicide sucks, if you are depressed please get help.

3. The Ordination Process - In January the Board Of Ordained Ministry and District Committee on Ministry in conferences all over are doing interviews to process individuals through a long and spiritual process of becoming Ordained in The United Methodist Church. I myself have paperwork due in a few days and an interview at the end of the month.

Let me know if there is something that I can join you in praying for.

************* UPDATE *****************
John Boyd's car was found near the border in Laredo. He was spotted on a convenience store security camera. Authorities are checking Bridge surveillance to see if he crossed into mexico.
Official update

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 22 - A lot has changed in 2 years

Day 22 – Change over past 2 years

I have taken a Blog Challenge to blog daily for 30 days mostly about myself so that you and others can get to know me a bit better. Tell a friend about this month, or like and interact with me on my Facebook ministry page at

There has been quite a bit of significant change in my life over the past two years and it has been an amazing ride. Here is a very simple explanation of all that has changed.

I worked at Preston Hollow UMC
I went to Russia for the first time.
While at Preston Hollow the Senior Pastor underwent quadruple bypass surgery so I got to fill in for him in the pulpit for 4 weeks, make hospital visits, and handle administrative responsibilities.
My wife and I got pregnant, but after 6 ½ weeks the baby’s heart stopped beating.
My wife and I got pregnant again.
My car got broken into while I was on a mission trip and my golf clubs were stolen.
I accepted the youth ministry position at Lake Cities UMC
I took a second job waiting tables to make up for a lower salary
My wife got her Physical Therapist Assistant License
My wife began working at Sandy Lake Rehab
We bought our first house
I officially declared as a candidate for ministry
I stopped working the second job.
We welcomed to this world a wonderful baby boy on January 3rd George Wesley Fields
I became a Certified Candidate for ministry as an Elder in The United Methodist Church
We went to Disney World for the first time.
We got a new car
I applied to Perkins for Seminary, was accepted and have registered for classes.
I got my own website where you are now reading this J

I feel like I am leaving quite a bit of really cool stuff out even in a list this full. I trust that God will continue to shape my life in really great ways.

As Always thanks for your time and giving this a read. If you enjoyed it share it with friends, you can do so easily with one of the buttons below. I pray that you will embrace life in the Love and Grace offered to you through Jesus Christ, and that you will always remember Jeremiah 29:11.  – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to Proper You and not for harm, Plans with Hope for the Future.