Leaving the 99; seeking the one...
Meet STORM Chaplain Lynn
Chaplain Lynn, 43, came to the Lord’s Gym came to the Lord’s Gym Ministries several months ago. He is the chaplain of our mobile ministry — STreet OutReach Ministry that serves women trapped in human trafficking.
“The STORM ministry is by far the most exciting part of working for the Lord’s Gym,” Lynn said. “It’s something about ‘literally’ leaving the 99 to go after the ONE and reminding them of their worth, value and how much they’re loved no matter how stuck they feel in the pig’s pen of addiction and prostitution.”
Lynn said he came to Cincinnati with his wife and two daughers to work at Lord’s Gym Ministries because God showed Him how and where he needed to serve. Previously, he was working on a youth ministry in Northwest Florida, with a ministry I worked with in Cincinnati some years ago.
“I didn’t see it before, but I clearly see it now, Jesus started His ministry declaring He was anointed to ‘preach to the poor’ and as He was ending His ministry, He reminded us of the importance of ‘the least of these,’” he said. “If serving them were important to Jesus then serving them should be important to me.”
Lynn said that he accepted Christ at about age 12. After wrestling with the call of God on his life as a teenager, however, he finally “surrendered” to Christ at 19.
He said that Psalm 27 is his go to book of the Bible and “just so I didn’t forget I have it tatted on my left forearm.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”