Sunday, January 9, 2011

It has begun

I wanted to go ahead and do another post here on what is going on with the Catalina Mission. The honeymoon phase has worn off, all of the talk of what is going to happen has ended and now the rubber meets the road and it has definitely been a time of mixed emotions. I am no longer employed so my financial needs are being met totally by God like they were when I was employed but now God is working through the people who are supporting the mission to provide. My car is also gone but that was not hard to let go of and I am now living motel to motel or campground to campground.
The roughest part so far started the last week of December through the first week of January and that was saying the goodbyes to family and friends but I was reminded of the verses in Mark 10 that says, "I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life."
As I am writing this I am on day 6 of the road trip out to Catalina and I am in a hotel in Sedona Arizona. God has been very apparent in the trip and it seems that everyday He is showing Himself in amazing ways. Please keep the Hobbs family in your prayers and myself as we continue on this journey that our strength comes completely from God.
Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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