Family Update from Duane–March 19, 2020

Hello from our home in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. It is a privilege to have some extended time at home. Although we don’t understand everything that is going on and how all it will affect us, we are choosing to focus on the blessings we have today and not allow fear to have any place in our hearts. What an incredibly privilege to serve an amazing and powerful God.

Recently, I’ve been thinking about Job 42:2. These are Job’s concluding thoughts about God after dealing with all his potentially devastating losses: “I know that YOU can do all things and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”

Each of us are experiencing changes in life that none of us anticipated. Our lives are being touched in many different ways. However, God is still as unchangeable and faithful as He’s always been. We can rest in that. 

I think about how Satan thought he had totally destroyed God’s plans for Jesus and for our redemption at the cross. Satan had what he thought was a “foolproof” plan to destroy Jesus. But God turned Satan‘s plan upside down and brought redemption out of the “foolproof” crucifixion. In reality, we can focus on the negative, destruction of humanity that Satan orchestrated or on God’s beautiful “rest of the story.”

The same is true in what is happening in our world today. God is always greater than any of the schemes of Satan. But just as in the story of Job, I believe the extent of what God allows Satan to do depends largely on the spiritual conditions of His children. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”(2 Chron. 7:14) 

Today we can also be convinced that Satan is hard at work to destroy God‘s plan and His kingdom. But God will redeem. As believers, we need to be wise and keeping our eyes open for the opportunities God will be allowing us to walk in. I believe Jesus desires to be seen in and through each of us as never before.

The changes that affect us from this pandemic includes our April tour that has been totally rearranged. This past Monday, our From Pain to Purpose prison intensive was postponed indefinitely. On Tuesday, the mid-April benefit in Ohio was also postponed. I am aware the rest of our April events may also be canceled. But I rest in knowing that God knew about these changes and still has a plan. This is a good time for each of us to take inventory of how well we truly trust in God rather than on our own efforts.

Last week, we had the privilege of being in Texas and interacted with the ministry we are partnering with, in developing “From Pain to Purpose” materials. We are excited about the new vision and deeper message God is birthing within our hearts. Since we collaborating with this ministry, the timing of this project is a bit unknown. We will be sharing more about this as it continues to develop.

On a personal note, our family is doing well. Alisha continues to slowly improve. Her skin is noticeably better and so are some of her other issues such as liver function. She still isn’t sleeping well, so this would be a prayer request for her. We are continuing to receive some new treatments and have holistic doctors who are working with us in detoxing her body from the mold, and turning this around for her. But we believe she would heal much faster if she could get consistent, restful sleep. Will you please pray with us about this? 

Let’s continue to trust God for each moment. We need God’s word and God’s people to face the storms around us. 

Because of Jesus, 



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