We had a GREAT weekend up in Cherokee and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of you for helping make the trip a success. The boys worked hard and we were blessed to work alongside Jim and Debbie for the weekend. I have a simple philosophy with short-term mission trips – Short term missions support long term missionaries. I hope our time encouraged the church to continue the work they’re doing in the mountains and with the people in Cherokee. It’s not an easy place to work and live, but they’ve been doing it for many many years now. If you get a chance, make sure you stop by and visit in the future, they love having guests and people visiting. Seriously. Just because we’re home doesn’t mean the work in Cherokee is finished. Continue to pray and be an encouragement to them.
Our theme for the weekend was to “Feed the good wolf.” An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
We were all encouraged to feed the good wolf this weekend and are excited for the future of the church in Cherokee.
Thank you for supporting your boys, our trip, and the church in Cherokee.
Grace and Peace,