November 14, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

It has been a while since I have posted anything so here is a shotgun blast of some of the things that have been going on since my last post.

Since moving to the new unit I have learned a lot. In the beginning of October, my unit had aerial gunnery and I had an opportunity to go into the field and see my new soldiers doing their jobs. I really enjoyed learning what they do and getting to know their stories. Things are going really well and I have had opportunities to connect with my soldiers and I look forward to more opportunities. While we were in the field we had a family day. Families came out to see their soldier doing their job. I think it was a wonderful event. The attached pictures are from that day. Laura & Victoria enjoyed being out there spending time with me in the field. I love my job!!

On 06NOV10, Laura, Victoria and I did a 5K on Fort Hood. It was my first ever competitive run. I hope is only the beginning, one day I would love to run a half marathon and some day a full marathon. For this run I finished 15th in my age group of 29-39. I completed the 3.2 miles in 25:11. Next time I hope to be a little closer to 21 minutes. Laura, Victoria and I enjoyed the great event.

Today, I had the opportunity to worship with First Baptist Church Belton, TX. It was a great time of celebrating Veteran's and their families and being reminded of why it is important tell people about Jesus. It was a great day of worship!!

On 28NOV10, I will become the Senior Pastor of 76th Street Chapel. Please be in prayer with me as I love and seek to lead the great people of our chapel community. I will be joined in leadership by CH Chris Weinrich. Part of my prayer is that we will be effective at reaching out to soldiers that are right around the chapel. I am praying for divine ideas of impacting our chapel and our soldiers. We have to have the perspective that the small things we do in life can and do make an eternal difference. Thanks for partnering with me in prayer as I lead this congregation.

Well, I think this is pretty much it for now. I hope all of you are doing well and that you feel the presence of God in your lives daily. God Bless!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Michael,

Glad to hear all of the good news. If you are ever back in the Richmond area, please let me know. I'd love to catch up with you and your family. Barbara Dickinson