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JL's Journal

March 18, 2007

Dear NDI Partner,

Loving greetings in Christ from Timbuktu!  Yesterday it was 120 degrees here!  So if you think it is getting warmer there in America during springtime, you should be here!  When we arrived here a week ago, the weather was unseasonable cool.  I actually slept under a sheet the first night I was here, which was a first for me in my four trips to Timbuktu.  Just like many of you are experiencing a change of seasons in America from winter to spring, they are going through the same thing here in Mali.

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March 07, 2007

Jesus made an incredible statement to His disciples about His relationship with them:  “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last” (Jn. 15:16).  There are few things in life that will last for time – much less for eternity.  In a temporal world, nothing has permanence.  The Law of Entropy always overtakes our best efforts and investments to the degree that eventually everything runs down…falls apart…decays…dies…disintegrates.  But not relationships.  They are the only thing that are eternal.  Only our relationships “in Christ” will last forever!  Everything else will ultimately perish. That’s why every wise person keeps a people priority in life.

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2007 is already proving to be another full and challenging year of travel and ministry for me.  Even though I have moved from being CEO to CMO, my pace has not slowed down at all.  If anything – it has increased!  And though I have just turned 65, I do not believe in retirement – only in re-firement and redeployment!  So as long as God gives me health and strength, I will continue to travel and minister and stay on the “cutting edge” of where His Spirit is moving in the world.

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