It is with great joy that I write to you this morning. It’s been a while since we sent out a monthly update and there is a lot of exciting news to share!
Unbound is growing! In the last couple months, we’ve seen a huge increase in book sales, speaking opportunities and interest in additional resources from around the world.
Men are sharing the message of Unbound with others from living rooms in Germany to fire pits in Michigan. It’s a beautiful, holy move of the Spirit, inviting men into great fellowship with each other and deeper relationship with God.
Offering more! As we pursued the Lord about where we were supposed to focus in 2013, we felt led to pursue a much larger vision of offering freedom to men. There will be more coming your way about this, so be on the lookout in a couple weeks for our first ever ministry mailer! In a nutshell, we want to offer the message of Unbound to any man at any time in any place instead of just having a book available to purchase or an in-person retreat.
We are pursuing and praying how God wants to do this and getting pretty excited about ideas: e-book, Kindle and audio versions of the book. Offering online videos to men, helping them walk through their individual journey, teaching and coaching videos, daily or weekly readings and encouragements.
Increasing connections! Another huge thing that has been happening recently is connections around the country. God is providing an unexpected-but-greatly-needed vacation for Heather and me in May in Maui, HI. After it was booked, I received an invitation to speak at a church network men’s breakfast through a friend of ours who lives on Maui. And they’re already dreaming about bringing Unbound back in the fall for a weekend men’s event. Then in another conversation with a friend, I learn that he has been working to bring just this sort of ministry to Maui for years and has many contacts there who want to be involved. We’ll see where God leads with the situation, but His hand in it is undeniable and exciting. This kind of thing is happening in Washington, Oregon, Texas, Michigan and Colorado.
Speaking of connections in Colorado…
Moving to Colorado Springs! We feel God leading us to relocate to the Colorado Springs area. The whole story is too long to write in an e-mail, but it feels clear, based on this expanded vision for Unbound as well as the personal and ministry connections He has been leading us into, that we are intended to relocate.
So we are in the process of packing up the house and putting everything into storage. We have a six-week trip to Washington planned from mid-April through late May. And upon our return we’ll be heading South in Colorado toward the Springs.
Thank you for partnering with us in this incredible adventure! We couldn’t do it without you!