What is holding you back?

Have you ever wanted to do something but could never get it done? It could be finishing a degree, starting a business, or even finding a new job. Many times people put off doing something new because they make excuses. They say they cannot do it and give a great deal of excuses. 

One major excuses is fear. People put things off because they are afraid of failing. Here is a secret you only fail if you do not try. If you try and make an effort you have not failed. 

I have been trying for over two years to run a half marathon. The most I had ran was 9.5 miles. I had a lot of things happen and I stopped. I recently got back into training. I was a little afraid to go the entire 13.1 miles but I made up my mind this morning I was going to do it. 

It was rough. Around mile nine I had some burning in my legs. I pushed through it. I was tired at mile twelve but I pushed harder. I reached my goal. 

What are you failing to accomplish because you are afraid to do what it takes? What are you going to do about it? Remember failure occurs when you do not try. 


Upcoming Mission Trip

Dear family and friends,

On May 6, 2016 I will be headed to Cambodia with another gentleman to do some pastoral teaching. In the Great Commission Jesus tells His disciples to go to all nations and make disciples, baptize them, and teach them all the things He has commanded. Our main goal with this trip is to equip two young pastors to teach the Bible Training Center for Pastors material. These two young men have already been through all ten courses. After a day and half of training these two men, all four of us will start teaching the first class in the series.

This will be an ongoing process. To complete this training requires 400 hours. These pastors really need this training as many of the pastors lack deep theological training. There is limited access to seminary, if any, for the pastors. This training helps deepen their knowledge so that they are better equipped to teach the people in their church.

There are two ways that you can support us in this mission:

  1. The most important way is through prayer. We need all the prayer that we can get. Pray for the right pastors to be at the training. Pray that we say the right words during the training. Pray for the pastors that receive the training. Pray for our travel.
  2. You can also support the mission financially. The trip is approximately $2,600. If you feel lead to make a donation you can do so through Mission Team, Inc. The website is www.missionteaminc.com. You can make a donation by clicking on the online donation button on the left side. When making the donation please indicate what it is for.

I pray that we are able to make a difference in the lives of these Cambodian pastors so that they can impact the lives of those that they are around each day.

Thank you,


Ken Brooks