Jumping Back In

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 1.07.11 AMThe last 3 weeks have been certifiable insanity.

Between a close family member with a serious medical diagnosis and my own ongoing health saga, my car is almost on a remote control path an hour away to our Mayo hospital.  I am so grateful for the amazing care both of us are getting from our respective doctors and staff there.  But even in the midst of craziness blowing in like one last ferocious winter storm before all the trees and flowers come alive with spring, a long 2 year winter for me is thawing and I’m getting ready to jump back in with even more faith and hope than ever.

I think processing all the lessons learned in the last 24 months will take a very long time and there is probably a book {or two or three} somewhere in the mix.  On March 15, I received the answer to 4 years of prayers and waiting and trusting:  Create 61’s official letter of determination as a 501c3 non-profit ministry organization in the USA.

For some reason, I had no peace about really pursuing the things God had in my heart until I had that letter in hand, even though legally I could have.  Might I say God allows delays for very good reasons?  When I held that letter, I knew it was time to step out into all God has been stirring in my heart for the raising up of truly healthy leaders and missionaries, the mentoring of creative professionals, using the arts to share the heart of God and see a generation who live centered in Jesus and equipped, empowered and engaged with urban and cross cultural missions.

I now start full time into another chapter of missions that leverages all God has sown into me over the last 20 years of ministry and multiplies it in the raising up of others.  And I cannot do it alone.  I need each and everyone of you who feel so led to come with me on this new adventure.  Nothing happens except by prayer and through the generous hearts of family.

If you know me, you know I absolutely detest strong-armed, manipulative guilt-provoking tactics of raising support.  I feel so strongly about that, that it is a big part of what I will be doing in helping other leaders and ministries learn to effectively steward the story of what God is doing in and through their projects and organizations.  So never any compulsion coming from here.

But I do want to be open and honest about needs as they arise and offer you opportunities to come along side to invest in and partner with what God is doing with my life and Create 61.  Right now I have a total blank slate in C61’s bank accounts, a huge faith for some pretty urgently needed financial miracles and new ways for you to easily sow online anything you feel led to give via a secure paypal account.  You can even set up a monthly automatic donation. {All gifts are tax deductible in the USA and no gift is too small or insignificant.}

It is an awesome privilege to have my own organization and be able to pursue all the things God has put in my heart for the strengthening and service of His Kingdom.

Please take a moment and check out our totally updated and redone website that now accurately reflects all the changes and where we are going.  You are always free to email me with any questions and I will do my best to answer them.  I look forward to hearing from you and am so blessed to have you be a part of the next chapter of this adventure!


In case you’d like a quick link to give something to help Create 61 get going, this paypal button will take you there! If you would like to make this amount a monthly, simply click the little box under where it says “make this recurring (monthly)”.