Don't waste the pandemic

Pandemics and Tragedy bring forth God's handiwork. Teach it to your kids.

Don’t Waste this Pandemic, by Chris Vogt
PARENTS: While this thing is devastating and something we all pray would have stopped yesterday I can’t stop thinking about God’s providential purposes for our world, my countries (I claim to have 4), myself and my children.
For example, several years ago when my wife and I told our kids we were moving back to Africa many people would ask about our safety. Naturally, safety is something we all desire for the ones we love, but I don’t find it to be a high value biblically for the Christian. If safety was top priority for us we would never cross another ocean. As we talked about this with our kids my son said “Dad, I think satan wants people to love being safe so that people never know Jesus”. Don’t Waste You’re Move to Africa. Check.
Then last year while we were in Africa our home town in Florida was about to get nailed by a hurricane. Our kids prayed for Florida, they prayed for their friends and we read the story of Joseph and how God used the evil act of his brothers against him to accomplish greater purposes. A couple days later my daughter drew this picture of a hurricane uprooting trees and houses with the words “God means everything for good”. Don’t Waste Hurricanes. Check.

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No Plan B

You see - if one has a "place B" then you really do not trust fully. And it is the fullness of your trust that God desires. When we give up all of our plans and schemes and trust fully in Christ - that is when He starts to work on our behalf. You see, He wants all the glory and credit - so do not let your "plan B" stand in the way of seeing God work His miracle in your life.

Sure to God's promise - he showed up and blessed our work. Epic Missions grew and was restored by so many wonderful "angel" friends that God sent our way. Within three months we signed a lease to purchase for the property, in another 3 months had the property restored to functional condition and hosted our first short term missionaries in January of 2012. Since that time we hosted over 6,000 people for a week of mission service at our missions base.

God performed so many miracles during that time that we hope to write a book to encourage you if you are on a faith journey and need to leave your "plan B" at the foot of the Cross. That first faith step in 2011 has evolved into what is now a Charity mission to support Christian missionaries all over the USA and the world. Come be a part of this by giving a financial gift today. There is nothing more exciting than watching God's hand at work through your own willingness to trust in Him! No "plan B's" for us - we encourage you to trust in Him today.

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