Pastor Dewey Moede Co-Founder of FGGAM received this email this week. We wanted to share it with you, to boast in our Lord and to inspire you in your relationship with others. The words we speak into others can be eternal…..Scott worked with Dewey at WFRN Christian radio in South Bend/Elkhart, Indiana back in the early 90’s. Speak Jesus into others….the love of Jesus.
As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.” 2 Corinthians 10:17
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
One of Pastor Dewey’s favorite sayings that he has had for years is….”Integrity makes decisions based on eternal implications”
As I sit in a waiting room at South Bend’s Memorial Hospital, I can’t help remember all the time that we spent in this same hospital over two decades ago. With five pregnancies in just four and a half years, it was a time in our lives we will never forget. I started working in the sales department at WFRN radio just one month before our first baby was born (she’s 25 now). I’ve been reading about the Israelites journey from Egypt to the promise land recently, and it is clear that not only was God dealing with them in the present, He was also preparing them for what was to come. Looking back, my time at WFRN represents a wilderness journey for me. Four premature babies, a miscarriage, and two funerals shaped both me and my path. As a young parent, I was still finding my way into adulthood and learning to become the leader of my home. In that time, and in that place, you became my “Moses”. My wife and I had plenty of passion for the Lord, but applying that into our everyday lives in the midst of physical, emotional and financial stress wasn’t always clear. Thank you for being more than just my boss. Thank you for being more than a counselor, a mentor, and my “coach”. Thank you for being my friend.
Much time has passed now, and our paths have led us in different directions. No longer am i a young man, I am grandpa. My wife and I are now serving full time with Time to Revive and are able to see God do some incredible and amazing things. Our journey is far from over, but I feel like in spite of all these things, we are living in the promised land. Thanks for the memories Dewey, and most of all, thanks for still calling me your friend.
Much love to you and many blessings to FGGAM,
Scott & Nicki Troyer
Thanks for all you do!