Marriage and Return to Teaching (2001 to present)
I never joined a church the whole time I was in Pensacola because I saw my stay there as temporary. I attended several churches, but I wasn’t encouraged by what I saw there (including the Brownsville Revival). When the staff of Reel to Real moved to Nashville, I came back to Melbourne. I soon met a woman from Venezuela and got married three months later. I got a teaching job again, but once I moved to Kissimmee, Florida, most of my time and energy for ministry fell by the wayside. A bright spot has been the proximity of R.C. Sproul’s church. I don’t see this church as ever supporting my ministry, but the teaching of R.C. Sproul is an inspiration to me. He is a great preacher and it is the first church I have felt good about joining after a few years of uncertainty. Obviously, my views have become increasingly Reformed over the years and being a member of Sproul’s church has taken out of the loop of much of what is happening within the charismatic movement. I think that is a good trend and I hope more charismatics who are examining faith and doctrine will investigate Reformed theology. In fact, it is my goal to help people understand theology better through media productions.
As I already wrote, I have experienced a rebirthing of the vision for ministry in 2006. In the 1990s, I often operated under the presumption that “God told me to do this …” or “God gave me a vision to start media houses in all the nations of the world.” I haven’t received any “marching orders” like that in over six years. However, I believe more than ever that God is sovereign and directs our steps if we seek Him. I don’t blame anyone for hindering me because even those who worked against me and tried to destroy me only added to the victories God intended for me.
Today, I don’t have the same burning vision I once had. I just feel a necessity to take things one-step at a time until I can see where I am going. I also want to invite people to consider becoming to be part of the vision. I can see a time when there will be consistent support for part-time helpers. I am not looking for financial giving at this time for a ministry. I am rather looking for people of like vision who might feel called to produce Christian media or who may want to cooperate in some way. Right now, “we” at The Forerunner consist of a board of officers, a part-time website consultant and me.
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