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New Orleans, LA, United States
Family from South Africa, Born in New Orleans, Lived in South Carolina. Married to Annabeth since May 2004. We have three boys (Bolt, Mack, and Birk). Currently living in Uptown NOLA and serving as Lead Pastor of Vintage Church and Camp Pastor of Student MissionLab.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Myanmar Blog (Day 7-Prep)

Day 7 (20 days till Myanmar)

Spiritual - I have been meditating and memorizing Phil 2:1-11. I have vs. 1-8 down with hope of having this deep within my life as I go to share in Myanmar and in NOLA. Listen to the Word of the Lord.

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Physical - Still doing pretty good. Played ball a couple of times and I keep working out at least 45min each day. Dieting is not my strength. Especially in New Orleans.

Myanmar Fact -
Adinoram Judson was an amazing man of God that was called to Burma. Here is a short bio of his life:

American Baptist missionary, lexicographer, and Bible translator to Burma. Born in Massachusetts in 1788. Helped form the American Baptist Missionary Union. In 1834 completed a translation of the whole Bible into the Burmese language. During the Anglo-Burmese War, he spent twenty-one months in prison. From 1845-1847, after thirty-four years in Burma, he took his only furlough to his native land. Returning to Burma, he spent his remaining years working on his English-Burmese dictionary. He died in 1850 and was buried at sea.

Here are a couple of great resources to check out:

Christian Biography Resources: http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/biorpjudson.html

Wikipedia Biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoniram_Judson

John Piper's Online Biographical Message - http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/Biographies/1528_How_Few_There_Are_Who_Die_So_Hard/

Great Book (this is a beast!) - To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adinoram Judson
Buy it on Amazon by clicking on http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Shore-Life-Adoniram-Judson/dp/0817011218

Book for Kids - Adinoram Judson: Bound for Burma
Buy it on Amazon by cliking on http://www.amazon.com/Adoniram-Judson-Bound-Christian-Heroes/dp/1576581616/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Thank you Jesus for the Life of this Great Missionary.

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