August 29, 2013
Summer is sizzling in Gainesville but, WAIT, I just saw leaves floating gently to the ground from the dogwood trees in the front yard! I am excited! I love FALL. Well, truthfully, I love any change of season. The hint of cool is AMAZING!
Speaking of changes…..we are in a new season of change where Denny will be traveling and I will keep the home fires burning. He is packing tonight to leave for Bolivia tomorrow. He will be teaching alongside our colleague and friend, Dr. Darrell Whiteman. Please keep them in your prayers as they fly to La Paz, Bolivia.
La Paz is nestled just under 12,000 feet above sea level so we are asking for prayers regarding their acclimation to the altitude. It is also quite chilly there!! It is stuffy in our house tonight and I am packing Denny’s sweaters!!
Please pray for Denny and Darrell as they are making final preparation for their time of cross - cultural studies and discipleship training with 120 national pastors and leaders. Pray for the hearts of those who will be attending. You can read more about Bolivia on the Operation World site at http://www.operationworld.org/boli
Although Bolivia is listed as predominantly “Christian”, we have discovered that in America and abroad, many people are not actively following after Jesus. It is our prayer that our brothers and sisters in Bolivia will be encouraged and empowered to make disciples who follow after Jesus!
We have been blessed over the past few weeks to host several of our friends at the “Heiberg B & B” for rest and renewal. One dear friend, Bekah, has just returned from serving high in the mountains of Lesotho. It was a joy to hear how God’s Word is going out to shepherds who previously had never heard of Jesus. When they learned the story of the donkey carrying Jesus into Jerusalem, one shepherd declared that Jesus must be God for he knew that it was impossible to ride an unbroken donkey. That donkey must have recognized that Jesus created him and he therefore complied with his rider! We will share more about this amazing story in the days ahead on our blog.
We are joining our home church, Grace at Ft. Clarke, as we begin a new series September 8th, based on the book, Follow, by Floyd McClung, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxPCLKlmrzY. We have had the privilege to meet and study under Floyd McClung and we highly recommend his book!
Thanks so much for partnering with us. We thank God for the privilege to follow after Jesus in making disciples of the nations!
Blessings, Denny & Cindy
Denny & Cindy Heiberg