"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen." Romans 11:36
Yes, things have been pretty busy! I was able to go to Michigan for several speaking opportunities and a television interview with LeSea broadcasting on my Bible study, Living With Unmet Desires. The schedule was very daunting as I entered the week of January 25th, but the Lord gave me so much peace as I went from one thing to the next. Here is a rundown of what the last three weeks have looked like:
The week started out with an interview with LeSea Broadcasting in South Bend, IN. After reading through Living With Unmet Desires, the host requested two additional teaching segments to be recorded. They will be aired in the coming weeks. The host believed that the message of Living With Unmet Desires was groundbreaking information that would greatly help LeSea's audience to understand the impact that jealousy can have on our lives.
The evening of the interview found me at a wonderful church in Canton, MI where I was given the exciting opportunity to connect with the group of women who are currently doing the study by teaching that week's lesson. I returned the next morning to teach the morning group at the same church. The time spent with the women confirmed again again how passionate I am to minister to women.
Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids warmly welcomed me as their speaker to their first all-student chapel after the Christmas holidays. I was able to share my heart with students twenty years younger than myself as I encouraged the students to choose truth in their lives. Several students stayed after to talk and pray with me. They are considering doing Living With Unmet Desires as a small group study for students on campus.
My heart remains deeply tied to the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo where I spent some of my most formative years growing up as a child of missionary parents. My parents are founders of Laban Ministries International (www.labanministries.org). I was privileged to end the week as the guest speaker of the fund-raising event for the Women's Literacy Center in the Congo at First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, MI. The event was hosted by the church as a ladies tea in which over 140 women attended. The generous giving of those in attendance allowed $5600 to be raised for the literacy center in the Congo to give hope and dignity to Congolese women who are learning to read, through the center's three year program.
I am now back in Nashville and continue to teach Living With Unmet Desires on a weekly basis at my home church in Nashville, TN to a fabulous group of women excited about and open to what the Lord is teaching us through the study. I am thrilled to see the Lord doing amazing things and touching the hearts of those who are diligently seeking Him for answers on how to live at peace with our unmet desires. My teaching sessions can be found on www.tangle.com/shawnlantz/media. Take a look!
I leave for Dallas/Waco Texas at the end of February to speak and share my heart about the study. I would really appreciate your prayers! Love you, girlfriends! Please come visit me on Facebook at Shawn Lantz.