A Message From Scott as He Begins His Trek Across America...
What brings you hope?
That is the question I’ll be asking “America” as I make my way cross country via bike over the next three months.
Webster’s Dictionary defines hope in two ways. No. 1, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” Secondly, it defines hope as “a feeling of trust.”
In Romans 15:13 – my mantra for this journey – Paul writes: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Isn’t that, as children of God, what our hope is about. That’s something I’ve certainly learned these last 20 years in ministry at FOCAS.
On this journey I’ll be much in prayer, not only for you and this ministry, but also my next 20 years in ministry, if you will. I want to give the Lord a chance to speak to and prepare my heart for what He may have in store for years to come.
I also want to bring awareness to the Youth Resiliency Adventure (www.YRAdventure.com), which is pushing back on the devastation of addiction. This virtual athletic event is held in October to raise funds for addiction prevention programming targeting at-risk youth and young adults in our community. The goal is to bring hope to our youth and to stand by those who are so resilient in the battle against addiction.
My goal is to report in each day to share a fun story and encouraging word. You can follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scott.bowers.9693. Also, please be sure to get updates via our FOCAS/Lord’s Gym social media connections too. Jump on to https://lordsgymministries.org/blog/ for a weekly overview each Tuesday.