Richard’s passion has not been for just any men’s discipleship group, but for a well-trained group of men equipped with the fullness of the Spirit; men operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He was so excited, he couldn’t decide on one men’s bible study, but used the material from two different men’s studies. His passion is to train men to be spiritual warriors, with the knowledge and power of the Holy Spirit that they will be able to battle against an unseen enemy. For this reason, the first study was “Every Man a Warrior” by Andrew Wommack and Don Krow.
The men that turned out were not the “snow bird” or retirement population, but these men are men―many with families―who are working full time. Nonetheless, the men that came were extremely hungry and have worked hard on the homework from the two bible studies. Not only were they hungry, but many of them were still present after two and a half hours of study and prayer! The first session is over, but Richard and the men are looking forward to session two.
We do have one sad note to report. One of the men―Tony Franklin―whom we have been friends with for several years and was passionately involved in the study went to be with the Lord on June 20th. Tony and his family were on a short vacation in Loreto, BCS, Mexico when Tony passed during the night from heart-failure at age 46. The family shared with us several special events that happened just before Tony went home. It was as if the Lord was highlighting the beauty of His creation just before He called Tony home.
Please continue to pray for his wife, Esha, and their four teenage children for the transition from this totally unexpected home going.