Summer Update

Hope everyone has had a great summer! This summer for us has been busy with travel and ministry. From leading worship at summer camps and different churches on Sundays, to family vacations we've certainly had a full schedule. Yet in all of the busyness we've managed to spend a lot of time together as a family, which has been a huge blessing! 

This fall we'll be starting our second year of ministry in Austin through the residency at the Austin Stone Community Church. We want to thank you for your constant support and encouragement that helps fuel us to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the city and beyond. We're so thankful you are on this journey with us!


Prayer

As we begin another year of ministry in Austin we wanted to share some ways you can pray for our family:

  • Pray for our hearts. We set out to do this residency not only because we felt the Lord calling us here, but because we wanted Him to refresh and reaffirm the ministry calling He's placed on us. We feel He's done a huge work in us this past year and pray that it will continue into next year. Read about all the Lord has done through our first year here 
  • Pray for our kids. Jess and I have been steadfast in teaching the Gospel to Liv and Landry. One of our biggest prayers is that God would save our kids... that He would absolutely capture their hearts and they would find their greatest joy and hope in Christ.
  • Pray for my leadership. This has many facets, but as my role is expanded in ministry at the Austin Stone pray that I would remain faithful in leadership. One of the biggest ways this is happening is starting this Fall I will be leading worship on Sunday's at our church's West campus. This is such an exciting opportunity for me, I'm humbled to be able to lead in this capacity.
  • Pray for our support. Right now we are at about 60% of our 2nd year support goal. Last year God graciously provided all of our financial needs through the generosity of others. This time around has been a little slower than we anticipated but yet again, we are confident in His calling to be here and know He is faithful in His provision! 

Thank you so much for your support and prayers! I look forward to updating you soon with all the Lord is doing for the glory of His name and the spread of His kingdom in Austin!

Blessings,
The Foreman's


Daddy Daughter Dance

I wanted to share a short video we put together of my daughter Liv and I getting ready to go to the Daddy Daughter Dance at our church last month. We had such a blast!

I also posted below an email that our church sent to all the men who were attending the dance with their daughters. It's pretty incredible!

"5 Tips for a Successful Daddy Daughter Date"

We have two goals for you and your daughters for this event. Our first goal is to give you an opportunity to model for your girls how much God loves your daughters. God calls himself a Father, so the way a dad loves his daughter is a big influence on how that young woman will feel about God for her whole life. Our second goal is to give you an opportunity to model for your daughters how a man of integrity treats a lady on a date. Our daughters won't know how a man on a date should behave unless we show them.

With those two goals in mind, I'd like to offer 5 Tips for a Successful Daddy Daughter Date:

  1. Pray. Ask God to make this a special night of blessing for both of you. You would want a young man who was taking your daughter out on a date to pray before the date, so modeling starts with this important step.
  2. Invite her. Don't just assume that she'll join you, ask! Tell her you would be honored if she would join you for dinner and dancing. Buy her a card or write her a note. Make sure she knows how much you want her to come with you.
  3. Make her feel special. Dress up for your date. Offer to buy her a new dress as well. Go outside and knock on the door to pick her up. Buy her flowers. Open doors for her. Act like the man that you want her to one day marry will treat her. Make her feel how much you cherish her.
  4. Make it about her. Go to her favorite restaurant before the dance, even if it's not your favorite. Talk about things she's interested in. Listen to the music she likes in the car.
  5. Put away your phone, and don't look at your watch. You'll hear your phone ring if there is an emergency at home, and no email or tweet is as important as the young lady you are taking on a date. Keep your phone in your pocket. And don't watch the clock. There's no need to rush through the evening. The dance starts at 6pm, but it's designed as a "come and go" dance. Enjoy dinner, and come when you're done. When the two of you have had your fill of dessert and dancing, feel free to head out.

If you follow those five tips, you'll be well on your way to making your daughters know how much you love them, and you'll be giving them a great picture of how much God their heavenly Father loves them.


We would be honored and blessed to have you not only pray for us, but consider partnering with us in our ministry at the Austin Stone. For more information about my residency and ways you can support us please check out our Partner Page!