2017 is here and DRIVEN11 has hit the deck running with a jam packed January.
There were many adventures in 2016 while pursing the mission to inspire faith in action. From a mission trip overseas, children’s lives changed forever through Food for the Hungry, relocating the DRIVEN11 base of operations to the Adirondacks of New York, Gods people putting their faith in action in their daily lives, professions of faith, watching small businesses and churches coming back to life and so much more. Looking back it’s apparent that God is making big moves and I am extremely thankful for the opportunities granted in 2016. Thank you everyone for the support you have provided to my family and DRIVEN11.
Now lets look at whats ahead and like I said January is Jam Packed!
This month I will be visiting Amelia Federal in Nicaragua. This is one of many locations currently supported by Food for the Hungry through child and community sponsorship. I will be visiting our sponsored children but also many of the children sponsored by you during DRIVEN11 events. Your actions have made a huge difference. The small choice you have made to sponsor a child has now culminated to an amazing tidal wave of blessings in this area of Nicaragua. So much in fact that every child in this village is now sponsored and growing in Christ. That is amazing! To all of your that have chosen to sponsor a child through Food for the Hungry, THANK YOU! The work is not over and there is still more to do in hopeful area’s across the globe. I’m looking forward to seeing more DRIVEN11 fans putting their faith in action in 2017 through child sponsorship.
New Music and Tours
As of January 1st, 2017 Left Field is now available on physical CD, download and streaming. New songs that are guaranteed to lift your spirit many of which will be featured during concerts this month in New Jersey and Tennessee. Click here for upcoming dates and locations. The Left Field project was a long endeavor. Between relocating and traveling it was a challenge finding the time to get into the Nashville studio to complete each piece. With the help of Lift Productions, session musicians and finacal support of monthly contributors to DRIVEN11 it all came together in time for the new year.
The reviews coming in from radio stations and DRIVEN11 fans are extremely positive. If you like the music then down load it today on iTunes. If you stream your music on Spotify or other service then please consider donating /funding the development of the next project. Once the next music project is fully funded we will be back in studio with new songs ready to tickle your ears and bring encouragement to those who need it.
Business Development and Training
It is my heart to see God’s people putting there faith in action in the everyday moments of their life including the work place. It is where we spend most of our time and is a great way to demonstrate Gods love by serving one another in a way that exemplifies Christ in us. The wonderful thing is when a business or church is thriving it will provide the owners, leaders, employees and volunteers the ability to be a blessing to other ministries and those in the community.
Many times though we are not provided the practical tools to make that happen and that is where boots on the ground mentor-ship, discipleship and training comes in. This includes examining service departments, determining the real vision of an organization, sales training, telling the story to inspire vision, developing repeatable systems or even digging into the PnL to learn and discover how we can improve our operations. This month DRIVEN11 will be working closely with several different Christian companies, hammering out solutions together that will help them become well oiled machines for Christ.
30 Day Faith in Action Challenge
Last and certainly not least is the 30 day Faith in Action Challenge. The challenge started January 1st, 2016. It was intended to help us focus on our relationship with our Father and those within our realm of influence. Well, we could not be happier with the results. Comments keep coming in on how this is helping to shape lives and bring people closer to the miracle maker. How? Prayer. That is what this challenge is all about. Focusing on a relationship with the One who created all and gave all so that we may live. Dedicated time praying for those in your realm of influence, dedicated time thanking Him for what He has done and rebuilding your daily relationship with Him and those around you.
Want to get started on your challenge as your new year resolution? It is never too late. Download your poster today. Make it a part of your youth group, small group or bible study. Just keep praying!
All in all 2017 is shaping up to be a very eventful year and we are excited to see what God is going to do.