Finding Lost Treasure

Dear Friends & Family,

It’s a joy to write you early this morning. As we step over into the new year I think most of us do so desiring positive change in many areas of our lives. I do and have every year. I want changes within my heart and soul this year. So I am up early, seeking Jesus and praying for Him to change Charley. His answer this morning is Luke 15:8 concerning the parable of the lady who had ten coins and lost one

Her necessary positive change, was to recover something of value that she had lost within her own house. I think the house represents our life or heart. It was lost on the inside but not the outside. So that means it is still in there. That’s good news. Over this past 28 years of doing life with Jesus, He and I have recovered some lost parts of who He created me to be. I have also lost some of them at times and yet there are still some parts that I have not yet found. Like most people I am searching.  

The first thing the lady did was she turned on the light. Aha! So Jesus, turn on and shine Your light in my heart because without that light, I can’t see and thus cannot connect with and recover what is lost within me. Next thing she did was she swept the house. Oh yeah, that’s good. Last week I cleaned out a storage unit and found all kinds of lost and forgotten things while I was cleaning. So while Jesus is helping me to sweep and clean out my heart, He and I will find the lost and forgotten treasure. He and I will even find new things that I never knew were there.   

It says she searched diligently while cleaning. In other words, it may take some time and it is going to take some intentionality. We can’t give up until what is lost is found. How many times have I given up on Charley? A lot. How many times has Jesus given up on you and I? Zero.   

It says when she finds it she will call her friends and neighbors and say “rejoice with me because I found my lost coin.” In other words she was filled with joy and had a great testimony to share and encourage everyone else with. Now that is awesome. When we recover a part of ourself that has been lost or discover and embrace a newly found part Jesus created in us, this will tremendously minister to others. So it’s not just about me, but this is the door to the kingdom and to helping others. And at the end of the parable it says that this is repentance. Which means to change my mind and purpose. So I deduce that God’s personal word for 2020 is “Repent Charley”. I am really excited and truly encouraged by this. You’re welcome to borrow it if you like!

Julie and I would like to ask a simple favor. Would you consider taking our family photo (below) and giving it a little real estate in your memory and prayers? The worst thing for those in missions is to be out of site. Which means out of mind, resulting in being out of heart at times, or even out of prayers. Likewise, please feel free to reach out to me anytime you want or need prayer. 

This may or may not have been the greatest year on planet earth, but it can be the absolute greatest inside our hearts and souls. With that confidence we wish you a super happy happy 2020!

We truly love and appreciate you,

Charley & Julie 

Wishing You A Happy 2020!

Freedom For The Burdened & Battered

Dear Friends and Family, Please let me share a very brief and yet positive report. Last week in the Colombian hamlet of Sonsón, I watched Jesus take on fear with His perfect love. Guess who won? No match of course. Right before the first meeting a rainbow appeared inspiring me to preach from Isaiah 54:9-10. […]

Continue Reading

Life’s Road

Buenos dias from Bogota’. Julie and I hope your summer was great and you got some rest. The nine hour drive from Rionegro to Bogota’ the day before yesterday was a great example of life. At times, it was a four-lane highway smooth and fast. But soon it would change back to two lanes, up and […]

Continue Reading

A Heart’s Journey In Meditation

Dear Friends & Family, Julie and I send you a big hug. Sometimes my son Seth says, “You got to risk it to get the biscuit.” I want to risk my heart today. Recently Psalms 48:9 has taken my soul on a pretty cool journey. This is the way it reads in the New Living Translation. “O […]

Continue Reading

The Promise

Dear Friends & Family, Happy summer! Julie and I hope you are well and enjoying yours. We are having a great time keeping grandsons while Charley Jr. and Kelly are in Peru. I am enjoying the extra time to read and do some cooking.  Among other things the Lord has been taking me through a restudy of His […]

Continue Reading

Equipping Young Missionaries

Dear Friends & Family, Greetings from Asia. I have begun the journey back to Colombia and have a positive report for you. What the Lord has done makes my heart very happy. The GoRevival event was a big hit. In three days we reached more than 1,500 youth with the gospel and baptism in the Holy Spirit. […]

Continue Reading

GoRevival Time !

Dear Friends & Family, Greetings from the Northeast! Wow. The dream is happening and happening fast. The GoRevival  School of Himalayan missions is moving in power and love. It is awesome what Jesus is doing in and through our trainees. We’ve had class for 4 hours in the morning and wonderful outreaches throughout the afternoon. We […]

Continue Reading

On The Road To Revival

Dear Friends & Family, Julie and I hope this letter finds you full of joy. It’s a beautiful morning here in Colombia. We wish that we could bottle it up and send you some.  Wow. What is going on with the ministry, and us can be best summed up in the words of Willie Nelson, “On […]

Continue Reading

A Wonderful Year End Report

Dear Friends & Family, Julie and I wish you a tremendously blessed and joy filled new year! After a more than Merry Christmas with family, we are flying back to Colombia New Years Day. Like the great apostle Paul, I want to exclaim, “But thanks beto God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”!Together […]

Continue Reading

December Missions in India

Dear Friends & Family, Wow! I am really excited to write you this morning. Julie and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was the best ever. We had such a fun time with all our kids, grandkids, and extended family on both sides. I am pumped about the mission to Manipur India this […]

Continue Reading