4
Jan

NEW YEAR- NEW BEGINNINGS

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As we begin a new year I suppose it’s time for a long overdue update to what’s happening with Mike Pier in Africa.

Personal update
For those who don’t know yet I now have a God given gift of a new wife and family. Jennifer and her 3 girls (Rachel, Hannah and Kristin) are the newest addition to the clan. Yep that’s a lot of estrogen and I’m so thankful for a life partner with which to do ministry. We did a private ceremony in April, 2015 and I returned to Africa shortly thereafter to begin the task of processing residence permits for Jennifer and Kristin to come to Zimbabwe. Happy to report after a rather lengthy process permits have been granted for the next 2 years and we will be able to return to Zim on Jan 19. Thanks you Jesus for your goodness and grace ( and patience for us) to walk through a period of not really knowing when or if we would be granted residency.

Ministry update
2016 will be another busy year with lots of work to do. As a missionary/Pastor for Celebration Church Zimbabwe there’s always something to occupy the day. In conjunction with our partners we continue to feed 20,000+ children at various points across the country. Much of my time is spent on campus development at the 18 Celebration locations we currently manage. Physical development of property stands and leadership development of our teams at these locations are always top priority for me as we build Gods church in Africa.

Funding needs
As a self supported missionary I am so grateful to my financial partners that allow me to continue to do what God has called me to do. In addition to personal living expenses we have also been able to fund a number of boreholes (water wells) to provide life giving water for families to survive as well as use for irrigation to help grow their own food. Many areas have no access to clean water without traveling miles to obtain water and carry it back to their homes. We are always excited to be able to give a source of water to those who don’t have it. We have also been able to provide school fees/uniforms, etc to 18 children who would not otherwise be able to get an education. I’m able to choose the best and the brightest to give this opportunity but these only scratch the surface of the number of kids who need help to go to school. Listed below are some current and ongoing funding needs.

Moving expenses to bring the family to Africa
-Airline tickets $6724
- Baggage fees for extra bags to move 10 bags@$250 $2500
- Additional vehicle purchase in Zimbabwe $13000

Ministry opportunities
- Water well drilling $12,000-$15,000 per well depending on the area of the country
- Send a child to primary school for a year- $750 for the year
- Send a child to secondary school- $1250 for the year

Please prayerfully consider a one time or monthly gift to become a financial partner with us to bless the children of Zimbabwe. Know that any and all gifts are so appreciated. It’s not the size of the gift but rather the heart of obedience behind it. You can make a tax deductible contribution to my ministry account in the following ways:

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2
Oct

STILL AN EXPAT

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First published this in February, 2011 after 2 short years in Africa.  Recently passed my 7 year anniversary and stumbled across Palmer Chinchens book again for a re-read.  So many more experiences since 2011, some amazing, some not so much.  At the end of the day….I’m still an expat. Still live the flowers, beautiful children, kids having fun, opportunity to feed the children, being up close and personal to love them and let them know there is a God in heaven who loves them immeasurably. Public urination (sorry no pic for this one), nose picking….I have adjusted.  Snakes…..not so much. Its a great life. Not much I miss in America…except my wife…and we are believing for her to be able to join me soon.

From February, 2011  I HAVE A NEW NAME

So I have added a new name to the many things I have been called over the years, many of which should never be repeated or put in print so I will refrain from sharing. Those that have known me for a longer period, including my days before meeting Jesus will know of the more colorful of these names.

So here’s the new name, “expatriate”….or “expat” for short. I have heard the term used many times over the years and sort of understood the meaning, I just never attached it to myself.  Here is the official dictionary meaning of the word, from ……where else?…..dictionary.com!!!!

Expatriate:

1.

resident in a foreign country

2.

exiled or banished from one’s native country  

Since I have not been exiled or banished (not to my knowledge anyways), I suppose I fit #1 since I live in a foreign country. Like I said I have heard the term used many times but never really gave it a thought as to applying to me. At least not until I read the following description from Palmer Chinchen in his book “ True Religion: Taking Pieces Of Heaven To Places Of Hell On Earth”  CAUTION: Reading this book may radically affect the way you view your responsibility to others who are not as fortunate as you!!! Go ahead…I dare you. Hers what the book had to say;

“Expatriates live differently. Expats (as expatriates are referred to in international circles) soak up the world in which they land. They don’t try to take home with them. They absorb the smells. They soak up the uniqueness of the culture.

Expatriates are resilient. They have resolve and learn to adapt and improvise. They expect little. They find guilty pleasures in luxuries as simple as an air conditioned restaurant, a hammock by the beach, an ice cold Coca Cola….in a glass bottle.

The Sandals all inclusive frequenter is not the expatriate. The get-out-of-the-tour-bus-and-take pictures crowd is not the expatriate. The loud obnoxious guy in the hotel swimming pool is not the expatriate. Becoming the expatriate involves a new way of living, a new way of thinking, a new way of believing, a new way of dreaming.

I’ve observed something true in practically all expats. Once they have tasted the haphazard, horn- honking, chickens everywhere, annoying vendors, pungent odor, soggy air, crazed taxi drivers, drunk policemen, disorienting, take life as it comes world away from home….they want more.

When expatriates return “home”, their souls shrivel. They cringe at chain anything. The suburbs and minivans and strip malls and fast food suck their spirits dry. They can’t wait to board the next plane to somewhere far and away.

And maybe life is better like that. This world is not for making home, so live on the go—-go and live; really, really live.”

After I read that, then read it again…and read it again I realized, “hey, that’s me” .  I’m not saying that everyone should be…or even could be an expat but I can say that it fits me quite nicely. AND….you will never know until you try……will you????

Your generous donations are helping to feed, clothe, provide clean water and send children to school. If you would like to partner with me in Africa:

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20
Jul

ARE YOU FEEDING YOURSELF?

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1 Cor 3:1-2

3:1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly — mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.

Paul is writing to the church at Corinth, addressing the issue of spiritual maturity….saying we need to be moving forward in our relation with Christ…they had been walking with God for a while yet there was a lack of spiritual depth. We start out as babies, but he is encouraging them to move forward.  Many of us are old Christians, some are fresh, some are brand new, but no matter what stage we are in, we should ALWAYS be breaking ground….breaking NEW ground…

Until YOU take responsibility to feed YOURSELF…there will be a big gap in your spiritual maturity.

There’s a big misconception in the church….I want MORE deep teaching, etc…. as I continue to walk with God….Pastor needs to feed me more…..in  reality the longer you walk with God, you should be able to take the tools,  read the Bible, pray, and study the word,   learning to build a great life in God. YOU can build the best life in God…a RELATIONSHIP with Him that is life changing…….SOO much better than anything we can get from someone else feeding us…..that’s the concept of self feeding.

 

Then there’s the “consumer mentality” among the church shoppers.  What do you have for me, whats the next event, when the next prophet/healer coming???  Yes events and special guests are good, but at the end of the day we need to know how to get with God for ourselves, to spend time with him, to hear from Him, to get a word from God for yourself!!!

Unless you learn to self feed, you will never grow into the full potential God has for you.

What really grows a church is what is unseen…the commitment to build people…not programs or ministries. It’s the behind the scenes discipleship that is what makes an eternal difference. As we build our own lives…it equips us to build others.

Think about this…….

When we are only concerned with building large programs….they will be attended by small people….

When we are only concerned with building big buildings….they will be filled with small people.

Small people don’t serve….small people don’t commit…. Small people don’t show up….small people don’t give.

If we build big people…..they touch more lives, building a big church of big people.

Your generous donations are helping to feed, clothe, provide clean water and send children to school. If you would like to partner with me in Africa:

 You may simply click on “Partner With Me” at the top of this page.   Or go to:

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1
Nov

GOD’S WILL IS………

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I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO......

 

 

What’s Gods will for MY life??? Seems like I hear that question a lot. Here’s a few rambling thoughts I’ve heard on the subject that really freed me up. Hope they can be of some help to you….if not maybe I can entertain you. We have Gods will, and we have God’s ways. Gods ways are pretty easy. Yes…God calls us to be holy…set apart…to be peacemakers, to be pure and loving and humble and forgiving and generous and to reach out to others and to be selfless. (I didn’t say they were easy but they are pretty clear in Scripture.
It’s like this…Thou shalt not commit adultery….or whatever other “ thou shalt not”…….its true…EVERY time…whether we like it or not…whether its easy or not…its CLEAR what God wants us to do. Keep your clothes ON with everyone who is not your wife…or husband. One wife…or one husband…that’s IT!!!
So the ways of God are pretty clear from the Bible aren’t they? They are not always convenient, but you have to admit they are pretty clear.
THEN….there’s the mysterious part , what’s Gods will? We are always looking for a sense of spiritual guidance, of personal guidance. For example, so the Bible says “children are a blessing from the Lord”.
( I’m guessing for you parents out there, your children may not help you to believe this sometimes) Nevertheless. The Bible says that but it DOESNT say how many to have. Are we just supposed to have one? The world’s getting too populated you know. Or should we have 2, so we replace ourselves? But maybe the 3rd will change the world. We have so many questions…God show me!!!!!
We talk about and we worry about what is Gods will for us personally. We want to know when, where, what and why….Every single one of us wants answers to these questions….When should we have kids…Where should we live….what house should we live in….what am I supposed to do with my life.
We get all freaked out about it, and it’s easy to do. There are SOOO many options….and I wanna get it right….and I don’t want to miss what God has for me….it’s a terrible thing to think about….in one brief moment…one bad decision….you could MISS the will of God for your life!!!!!
I want to help you get free today…YES…Gods will is the best possible pathway for our lives…but just maybe its not necessarily what we thought it was.
We many times think there is ONE certain thing God wants us to do….if you don’t do that….you missed it…
Yes there are specific things God wants us to do…but there’s also a sense I have learned that Gods will is something completely different than what we have been taught
Look at this verse…Paul is winding up his letter….coming to some practical conclusions…here’s what he says…
Col 3:17
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
We agonize…we deliberate over everything….do I take that job….do I work in that department….do I go to this school….do I study this….or that??
Read it again…Whatever you do….word or deed….WHATEVER you do?? We have been thinking…the most important thing to God is that we know exactly what he wants us to do in the specific details of our lives…..WHAT IF……
THE CENTER OF WHAT IT MEANS TO KNOW GODS WILL IS TO KNOW HIS WAYS?
Read that again
And what if…when I know his ways…he will lead me into his will??
What if God, in everything I do, is not as concerned with when and where and what….as he is with HOW I live my life???
Here’s the takeaway of what I’m trying to say…I believe the will of God is very simple…
WHEN I WALK IN HIS WAYS, I WILL ALWAYS BE IN HIS WILL.
If you just know his ways, .you will know his will.
King David says it best…..
2 Sam 22:31-33
31 “As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
32 For who is God besides the LORD?
And who is the Rock except our God?
33 It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
NIV

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29
Mar

FACIAL RECOGNITION

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Two men are walking on a dusty road in the Middle East,
travelling from Jerusalem to the small village of Emmaus. These two are
intently discussing the events of the last couple days. Their leader, Jesus of
Nazareth had been handed over to the local leaders, sentenced to death and had
been crucified between 2 thieves. It’s the talk of the town and as disciples of
Jesus its certain these men were distraught and discouraged. They meet another
man on the road, who asks them what they are talking about and why were they so
sad. Wondering how in the world this man could be so out of touch with the news
of the day, they relate the events to him. As they continue on their journey to
Emmaus, this unknown man expounds to them all the scriptures concerning the
Messiah, yet they remain clueless. They arrive at their destination and convince
this unknown stranger to spend the night with them, to which he agreed.  Lets pick up the rest of this familiar story
in Luke 24

 

Luke 24:30-34

30 As they sat down
to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them.
31 Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that
moment he disappeared!

32 They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn
within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to
us?” 33 And within the hour they were on their way back to Jerusalem.
There they found the eleven disciples and the others who had gathered with
them, 34 who said, “The Lord has really risen! He appeared to Peter.

 

FINALLY, at dinner, they recognized Him. So they hurry back
along the same road they had just travelled…and in the middle of the
night!!!  Think about the difference in
their outlook from the trip they had just made. Distraught, discouraged,
frustrated, scared to excited , thrilled and ready to tell others the good news….HE
IS RISEN.

So what was the difference?  Jesus was with them on the way to Emmaus….and
He was with them on the way back too, this time by His Spirit. He was with them
all the time, yet on one leg of the journey they were sad and discouraged, on
the way back they were full of joy.  The
difference is they RECOGNIZED the presence of Jesus. Life can be hard when we
don’t recognize His presence…….But He is always there. One moment in His
presence can change everything!!!!  Take
time to recognize Jesus in your life  today. He’s wondering when you will recognize
Him.

 

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8
Nov

I AM BLESSED

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Today was one of those “painful reminder” days in Africa. Surrounded by abject poverty and squalor, needs sometimes beyond belief can be a heartbreaking and humbling experience. After 4 years in Africa it can become easy to forget how incredibly blessed I am and I always ask God to please never never let me become calloused to the needs around me. My natural tendency is to become hardened to the daily reality of all the needs I see…its easier that way to avoid the feelings of pain and compassion that rise up in these situations. As He always does, God came through in answered prayer and reminded me why I do what I do.
We had a team here from Destiny Church, Missouri this past week. There were some doughnuts left from their visit that had sat in the office way too long, they were getting a little “fuzzy”. Of course they went in the trash, as I was leaving the office this morning I saw a very dirty, emaciated man digging through our trash. Really felt I wanted to stop and chat with him and saw he was excitedly eating those same doughnuts that I had turned up my nose at just a few hours earlier. Instant heartache and overwhelming pain ripped at me, quickly replaced by a need to do something for him. The simple act of giving him the 3 dollars I had in my pocket brought a priceless look of joy to his face. Prayed for him and found his name was Blessing!!! Just another quick reminder and answered prayer from God that I need to be thankful daily for His provision in my life and the things I have are not just for me. Being able to help that man in just a small way helped me see him through the eyes of Jesus, and even more importantly…. to love Jesus and his people more than I did yesterday. Thanks to all my friends, family and financial partners that allowed me to make a difference today for one. Hoping for another opportunity tomorrow.

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2
Jul

ARE WE HAVIN FUN YET?

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As I am rapidly approaching my 4 year anniversary in Africa and reflecting on what God has done in these 4 short years, that’s the question that comes to mind. If the old adage “time flies when you’re having fun” is true…then the answer would have to be a resounding YES!!

-Is it always an “easy” life? Nope.

-Does my heart break daily for lost, hurting, starving, orphaned and abused little ones who really have no choice in their situation, who were simply unfortunate enough to be born in the wrong latitude and longitude? Yes it does.

In the midst of it all…even on the worst of the worst days…the absolute joy that comes with being the hands and feet of Jesus, in a real and tangible way…there are no real words to describe it. I am uniquely privileged to be a part of His plan and purpose for so many little lives in Africa. The smiling face of gratitude on a child that gets to eat perhaps their only meal of the day, that gets a chance to go to school because there are people who genuinely love and care for them, all this translates to a life lived in the fulfillment that can only come from answering that simple 2 letter word from Mathew 28:19 to “go”. For me going took me to another continent and culture. It’s different for each and every one of us. The mission field is all around us, there are lost and hurting people within arms reach of everyone. Lives can be changed, communities can be transformed when we listen to that still small voice that prompts us toward serving the needs of others. There is just something in us that feels “right” when we can bring joy to the life of others with the smallest acts of service.

The fun is just beginning. Thanks to my financial and prayer partners, lives here are being changed, kids are being fed, given the opportunity to go to school and water wells are being drilled in areas desperately in need of life giving water. The list goes on and on. Thanks for taking this journey with me.

If you would like to partner with me in Africa:
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15
May

JUST A VAPOR

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James 4:14

14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away

NKJV                           

 

 

Got a painful reminder of the harsh reality of this verse last week. I really hesitated to even share this story….but I have learned to recognize that prompting when God wants me to do something. Obedience is always best so here goes…..

 

Last week we hosted an incredible team of people from Destiny Church, hailing from  Republic, Missouri. Pastor Chad and Tosha Blansit brought an amazing group of servants to Zimbabwe to spend some time serving the people of How Mine, where DC has sponsored hundreds of children through Mission of Mercy.   We had hired a bus and driver to take the team to Victoria Falls before they went back home.  Arrived at Vic last Tues,,toured the Falls, sunset cruise on the Zambezi and dinner at the Boma. Next morning was shopping time for the team, our bus driver was supposed to be out front with the bus at 9am, he didn’t show up.  Shopping is close so the team walked and Ps Dixon and I tried to find the bus driver.  Rang his phone, rang the phone in his room.  Figured maybe he had gone out and got drunk and overslept. I finally got  a key for his room, found him sprawled on the floor, very naked….and very dead.  Freaked me right out.  Stepped over the mess that goes with a corpse and checked for a pulse, he was already cold.  Not the way I had envisioned my day beginning.  Explaining to the hotel manager there was a dead body in room 1057 was another whole comedy of errors.  They really didn’t want to believe me.  The team was ok although a little shocked to say the least.  We got another driver thru some friends in the Falls and got them home. It was just one of those mission team experience I hope to never repeat.  Shocking to say the least.  SI still haven’t been able to switch off that image I saw when I entered that room. Life is just so short and fleeting. I’m a bit haunted by the fact that I did not spend more time talking to him about Jesus. I always try to gauge new peoples spiritual condition without appearing weird.  When he picked us up in the morning I simply asked him if he loved Jesus, he assured me he did, that was kinda the end of the discussion.  Had I known, I surely would have dug deeper.  I really cried out to God over the next 24 hours and He assured me with these simple words…”I got him”.  Comforting…yes…but another lesson learned.  Thanks for letting me unload.  Love and appreciate you all!!!

 

 

 

 

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16
Apr

CHECK YOUR PACKAGE

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“MANY TIMES GOD WILL SEND US WHAT WE NEED IN A PACKAGE WE DON’T WANT”

   I was teaching a class on Spiritual Authority to our interns last week when I came across this statement from John Bevere and it really stuck on me. Made me wonder, how many times have I missed out on God’s best for me because of the “packaging”?  All I have to do is look at the Bible to realize I must have missed the mark quite a few times.  Over and over again Jesus was rejected because He did not come the way people wanted Him to come. He failed to meet their expectations. They were looking for the arrival of a conquering king to set them free from Roman oppression and establish His kingdom in Jerusalem.  Instead He came as the son of a carpenter who hung out with fishermen, tax collectors and other “low lifes”.

John 1:11-13

 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

Lots of the “gifts” the world has to offer come in some pretty impressive packaging. Too bad the fancy packaging never lives up to the hype, leaving us rejected, alone and empty once the romance is gone or the high wears off. What we are becoming is a sum of the choices we make every day. The prettiest packaging can many times bring us the most heartache and disappointment. Look at the giver instead of the packaging before you decide…… is this REALLY what I want in my life?

 

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28
Feb

INITIATIVE

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Initiative is seeing a problem or an opportunity and doing all you can about it as God enables you. In other words, it is always actively looking for opportunities to do something positive and then using the opportunities God gives you.

 

NOTE….looking, it’s an active process, its taking an idea and ACTING on it.

 

    “An idea is worthless unless you use it—–John Maxwell

 

“If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I’d say decisiveness.

You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.”

— Lee J. Iacocca

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire.”

— T. Boone Pickens

And my personal favorite……. If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t doing much. 

 

Taking initiative.

 Someone said there are three types of people in the world:

1-    Those who do not know what is happening;

2-    Those who watch what is happening;

3-    Those who make things happen.

Initiative will always involve action. We will see a problem and act on it. We don’t just sit passively and wait for opportunities to come. We prayerfully take actions….part of why I say your relationship with God has to be solid.   When faced with a problem, or a need, we go to God, seek wisdom, and then takes a piece of paper, and begin to consider her/his options. What should I do Lord? What do you want me to do? And then take action.

It makes sense doesn’t it? If you have a problem, you take action. What else is there to do? Unfortunately, not many people, followers of Christ, included, do it. This perverted human tendency causes the writer of Proverbs to warn us of laziness. Instead of taking action, the lazy person does nothing. Instead he or she sits passively, watching, waiting for something to happen.

The Book of Proverbs call people who live by this philosophy as sluggards. A slug is a slimy snail like creature that has no shell. It walks so slowly and without direction.

“So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy – do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest!” Proverbs 6:9-11 (The Message)

A final challenge to taking action is making excuses. The lazy person always finds a reason to do nothing.
The sluggard quoted in Proverbs 22:13 comes up with a great reason for not going to work. Proverbs 22: 13 The lazy person is full of excuses, saying, “If I go outside, I might meet a lion in the street and be killed!”

If there is a lion in the streets….we should join the lion hunt! The truth is there will always be “lions in the street. There will always be frightening responsibilities. There will always be overwhelming challenges. There will always be heartbreaking disappointments. But only the sluggard will make excuse after excuse in the face of life’s demands.

Think about your own life. Do you make excuses for lack of performance, lack of diligence, lack of discipline, lack of good thing? Look at the fruit of your life now. Are the fruits giving you joy or do they make you sigh in sorrow?

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