I’ll be on my way to Denver at 5 am tomorrow.  Thursday morning, I’ll be on a 7:30 am flight to New York, followed by a 5 pm flight from New York to Johannesburg, South Africa.  I should be in Pretoria by 7 pm local tim on Friday, July 4.  Being in a foreign country on our nation’s holidy will be interesting.  It’ll be nice to miss the fireworks and drinking, though.

I will have scarce access to internet (as far as I know), while in Pretoria, so that’ll make blogging difficult.  I hope to post updates once a week.  Thank you to all who read and stop by the site.  I’m humbled that God would use this to be a resource of truth, grace, and encouragement to people all over the world.  Thank you for allowing me to be a blessing and know that I’m blessed by all of you!

When I started this post (just a few seconds ago), I wanted to include some last-minute thoughts.  However, I’m drawing blanks and can only just praise God for what he has done and is doing in my life.  The Lord is incredible, indescribable, and inexhaustible.  I’m amazed just to know him!  So, instead of my own thoughts, here are some verses that my heart has been clinging to in the past few months as this trip has been approaching

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment…The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
– Revelation 21:5-6; 22:17

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
– Psalm 12:6

How can a young man keep his way pure?  By guarding according to your word.  With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments.  I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
– Psalm 119:9-11

Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.
– Luke 18:29-30

For from him and through him and to him are all things.  To him be the glory forever.  Amen.
– Romans 11:36

And to that I sing, “Amen.”

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One thought on “I’m Leaving on a Jetplane

  1. bye James. Have a great time serving the Lord, I am praying for your whole team, can’t wait to see you when you get back and hear how it went. I am so blessed to know a man like you that will go to the nations with a joyful heart. God Bless bro.

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