The Bible tells us that God called Abram from his own birthplace to go out to a land He would reveal in due time. The Apostle Paul went from city to city and was sometimes deterred by God’s Spirit (Acts 16:6) and other times by God’s enemy (1 Thess 2:18). Sometimes he decided where to go based on conversations with co-workers (Acts 15) and at other times it was during a season of prayer and worship that God supernaturally commissioned him(Acts 13).
All that to say, there are no formulas to knowing what one should do next. But it is smart to do/go whatever/wherever in the atmosphere of enjoying God’s fellowship and His promises.
And it is in that ultimate “comfort zone” that we plan to load up our “new” 2000 Ford van and head east on Sunday into an unknown future. Sure, there are things we have planned, folks we look forward to seeing, etc. BUT, we also realize that we have no idea what extended road travel will do to my body. We do have peace about it and are excited about the adventure.
Our first major target is the National Bible Bee in Sevierville, TN from Nov 20-23. Once Tirzah clears the preliminary round (Thurs) the semi-final (Fri) and final (Sat) rounds will be live-streamed and as the day draws nearer we’ll send out a link in case you’d like to see her “take home the prize!”
The second main event will be Thanksgiving with the Sheldrake/Plumb tribe in Indianapolis. More reservations are coming in as the day draws near so this should be a great reunion even though brief (or maybe because it’s brief?).
And, as of late this afternoon, a third TARGET has been added to the itinerary. I received a call from Dr. Mascarenhas at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC and they’d like me to come in for a thorough screening on Dec 3 in hopes of joining their clinical trial of Panobinostat. If you’re wanting more details about the program there’s some info here: http://mpnforum.com/the-silent-gene/
From there we hope to return home for Christmas on the west coast -possibly to return to NYC for an extended stay. Lots of loose ends and unanswered questions at this point, so, join us in praying for God’s clear guidance (and blessing on this research team)! NYC is probably the last place I’m inclined to live but if the Lord calls us there, it’ll be awesome!
It may be a while before I have more health news but, in this case, no news is mostly good news!
In closing, have I got a deal for you . . .
I read about a scheme you can “buy into” that will result in you being “filled to the measure of the fullness of God.” I know, sounds too good to be true. That’s what I thought. Until . . . I tried the formula. Why don’t you try it out -it’s “over-the-counter” in Ephesians 3:16-19 with vv 20-21 thrown in free if you buy now!!
Meet you around the next bend,
God’s blessings upon you and your family on this extended adventure Dan. Sending up a prayer that the trip to NYC may yield promising results.
Be praying for good news from NYC and also for a safe trip for you all,,,Melody
Glad to hear about your opportunity for treatment. We will be praying for your travels.