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ARMY OF THE HEALED BROKEN

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PATHS TO DWELL IN          
3/28/2011 
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Dear Gary,
Blessings to you this week!
We so appreciate all of your support, comments and emails that we receive. It's a blessing to hear how these messages are helping you find "paths to dwell in" and spiritual growth in your life.
Thank you!
                               Robert & Cyndi  

ARMY OF THE HEALED BROKEN----By Robert 


Compensation

God's divine power has given us all things that pertain unto life and godliness. 2 Pet.1:3

I grew up in a broken home. My dad was an addict, angry, and abusive. I had a very limited support system for knowing how to succeed socially, academically, or financially.

In 2003 I found myself teaching 100 pastors from Cambodian villages about Father God's love. A pastor had come with me to Cambodia to share the teaching load and he was having some trouble connecting to the people. Even though I didn't speak their language, I was very much connecting with them; they all had come from broken homes like me. Not 50%, like in the US, but all of them had been abandoned by their dads or abused by them. Robert prayingAlso, because I had pastored a church in a poor area of the Dominican Republic, I understood their circumstances and how they lived. I knew how to teach principles of God's word to people with little or no formal education. My life experiences had perfectly equipped me for this situation.

God had compensation for me; He had given me all I would ever need for life and godliness. Not just for overcoming my past but for fulfilling my destiny. And here's some great news. Everyone of you reading this also has compensation from God. You may not have discovered it or unpacked it yet, never-the-less it is there. God has given to you all things that you need for life and godliness.

Beauty for Ashes

If you consider the stages of grief, the final stage is finding some good out of the loss. For example, a mother who lost her teenager to a drunk driver founded MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. The most meaningful core values in our lives are often derived out of the most substantial pain we have gone through.

The Army of the Healed Broken

I have the privilege of working daily with people that grew up in some really broken homes. These are often the bravest people I've ever met. Many of them have a real passion for God that isn't always seen in those who grew up in healthy families. What's exciting is that as these people overcome the abuses they've experienced, they are uniquely equipped to help others that have been through similar things.

This is very exciting to me. I believe there will be one last great harvest ofharvest souls. I believe this is what the ends times are about, not God vindicating His bruised ego. I don't believe God has issues with inferiority or rejection. I believe the end times are about God's final outpouring of His incredible love to see as many saved as possible before the conclusion of the age. This will require an army of people that have worked through their own wounding and know how to help others. We live in a generation where the dark is getting darker. Kids are growing up in single parent homes with video games as their nannies. Yet as the dark gets darker, the light also increases. We are seeing huge advances in how to bring God's healing to people and I believe it will become as main stream as the grace message did in the 80s and 90s.

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Overseas Mission Trip:  

Bulgaria & Romania  March 29-April 12 Romanian ladies

Thank you to all who contributed for this trip. We have all the funds in. Praise the Lord!

Robert leaves Tuesday with Dan Hitz from Reconciliation Ministries to go to Romania, then the next week to Bulgaria. Please keep him in your prayers as well as Cyndi and Darren as they "stay with the stuff."