Alot has been written to this point about what GPS is, how it came about and, even the introduction to the program at a golf facility in Montgomery, AL as well as God's provision for clarity and prompting of others to join in.
So, just today we conducted a prayer and strategy session with a small group of people who have prayerfully committed to participate in our Murfreesboro, TN GPS program www.championsrun.golf/@ Champions Run GC.
Remember, this is a Godly program inspired to implement the Lord's will in a community through a golf introduction process in middle-schools and at the golf course. The objective is to introduce the kids to golf while peaking their interest in the Gospel of Jesus Christ with an experienced organization; Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) "whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living."
So, how do we implement this program in Rutherford County, TN??
So far, we have been praying, that's right, praying!! In fact, one of the new committee members, who clearly is a "Let's do it" kinda guy (I LOVE that) asked just that; "What are our next steps, Bill. My response was from the Holy Spirit, not me; "We're just gonna keep praying a few things;
1. Father, in the Name of Jesus, by Your Holy Spirit, please touch the GM & co-owner of Champions Run GC to respond to my message & be receptive to the documents for implementation of GPS - Murfreesboro.
2. .... please pave the way for the right person in the Rutherford County Schools as well as the Admin in all of the schools you would place us in to connect with & approve GPS in their gymnasiums beginning in Feb 2022.
3. ... please provide volunteers to teach golf in the Schools. Continue to pray & follow the Lord's networking for more people to catch the vision we are fulfilling.
4. ... please provide the focus for discipleship of the Team. As we gather leaders, we will engage in a group Discipleship path to grow In the knowledge of God, 2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18
5. One of our Team asked for us to be patient with the schools as they are "drowning". .. please Father, be with all people running the schools in our area.
We know that nothing happens that God does not allow and we are called to "ask"!! In fact the scripture associated with that is James 4:2b: "You do not have because you do not ask God." The Apostle continues to say, "When you ask you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, that you spend what you get on your pleasures. So we are in the business right now to ASK!
What are we asking for (see above) and what are our motives?
Our motives are to introduce kids to golf and attempt to gain their interest in the game of a lifetime. Our other motive is to introduce the kids and their parents to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to cooperate with the Lord as He seeks the lost. The word says the Gospel is the power of salvation and we believe introducing the Gospel to this golfer people group is our part of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20; Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
So, that's it for now!!
Thanks & Blessings
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