22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
Hey this is Charlie - and I'm Jenay his wife writing this blog post for him - he's just not the blogger type.
Charlie is going on this mission with NO IDEA what the Lord has in store. We feel like our whole family is on this mission because the dad and oldest child are both going. We are so blessed that we get to be a part of a "mission" at all. It is truly humbling to think that we get to be a part of something that the Lord is doing and we may be used for His Glory and get to see more of His Glory through this journey. The Lord planted the seed in Lashae to go, and we sought for the Lord's direction and it became VERY clear that the Lord has an incredible plan He is unfolding and we are so grateful that Charlie gets to go and experience this right along side Lashae and Skippy...that would be Justin to you guys...you know "Team Leader", he's always been Skippy to Charlie. One of our prayers for this trip is that the Lord will reveal to Lashae a more specific plan for her future and with Charlie being there, our prayer is that Charlie will get to see it too, so that we can help her and encourage her and be a blessing in our role as her parents. Charlie takes his role as her father seriously, but never wants to get in the way or be a hindrance of the calling or service to our Heavenly Father.
Charlie is the "worker" type. He is the hardest worker I know. I even had a dream about him many months ago before we knew he was going to Africa for sure. In my dream he was in Africa; sweating hard - it was just pouring out of him- he just didn't want to stop, he wanted to help these people, he wanted to do whatever he could, he wanted to make a difference.
Charlie does not say much, unless, he's telling old re-ride stories, or some story about a job or a funny story about a kid or an animal that happened. Then he says a lot, because he can tell a great story. Charlie is a lover of Jesus, and a lover of people. Charlie will come home with many new friends, as he can not go anywhere without making a huge connection with people. He loves people, he loves different cultures, and he will literally give the shirt off his back and the shoes off his feet. Charlie truly has a servant's heart.
Charlie is open to whatever the Lord has for him and is just seeking the Lord's direction in this mission and in his life.
As a family, we are amazed and in awe at what God is doing in our family. Just the preparation and the miracles leading up to this mission has been such a step of faith and a huge faith builder. God has shown us time and time again of His goodness, His provision, and His love, and it just makes us hunger for more of Him.