You may have noticed: the Friday updates have been more sporadic this summer. And they will continue to be...hopefully resuming with more frequency in the fall.
We are doing well...planning and preparing for the fall semester, and enjoying the challenge and joy of parenting Ellie in this season of her development. We'd appreciate your continued prayers both personally and for our ministry.
Thank you for praying for Glen Eyrie and The Navigators' headquarters during the recent Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs. The fire is almost entirely contained! Below is an update from Jack McQueeney with some more details on what God's been doing as a result of the fire. Be sure to check out the Youtube video below, with some exclusive photos of the fire's impact.
By His grace,
Saturday we hosted the Federal Incident Command Team (65) for the Waldo Canyon Fire at Glen Eyrie for their final debrief and transition to the next phase of leadership. I had gotten to know a number of them over the last two weeks, and it was fun sharing what the Navigators are about and showing them around hearing the statement, 'Ooooh, so this is why you were so concerned!" We will probably see some of these guys drift back as I offered them a stay at the Castle for some much needed R&R with their wives. We are offering not only Camperships for the firefighter's kids who helped fight the fire at Eagle Lake, but we are also offering some First Responder Marriage Getaways as well. God is opening some new and exciting doors of continued ministry for us!
"For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." Isaiah 43:19
"Do not be afraid for I am with you. Do not be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." -Isaiah 41:10
I am not sure what to make of all of the implications that we have before us, but at least we have our marching orders for this next period of time.
All in all, God has been very gracious to us and we are very thankful. A lot of hard work is ahead, but our staff, though a little weary, have great resolve in their souls! I am very proud of the way they've handled these past two weeks. I would appreciate your continued prayer support. Thank you!
By faith and with His help we press on!
Jack McQueeney, Executive Director, Glen Eyrie Group