Nate & Joy Hoot

This morning’s family devotion highlighted the above verse—speaking into my heart the significance of serving a God who gives good and perfect gifts and who never changes. Wow. Drink in the impact of that reality. On earth, change happens often—seasons change, kids grow, illness happens, finances shift, friends move. Life has brought both expected and unexpected changes to our family, but the beauty of this verse shines. The Hoot Family is learning anew—God is good, peaceful, gracious, kind, just, merciful, hope-filled, glorious, powerful, love-declaring, awesome and ____________ (you fill in the blank)!

Since October we have watched the roster for Forge’s 2017 summer training programs grow with the names of student and adult lives hungry to learn more about loving and serving our unchanging God. Experience (young adult) students arrive on May 19th. Surge (youth) students arrive on June 20th. Deep Camp participants arrive on June 25th! We cannot wait to join Jesus in the work he is already doing in these lives. Hundreds of God-stories are yet to be written this summer! Would you pray with us? Pray God…

  • Prepares the soil of each heart to receive seeds of God’s truth.
  • Brings peace & protection for Joy, Kelsey, Olivia and EJ as Nate leads an international team to the DR in June.
  • Grants spiritual, physical and emotional strength/renewal for our family.
  • Supplies all needed financial support for each incoming student and hard-laboring Forge staff.
  • Authors spiritual victory and the continued advance of God’s Kingdom in our home and ministry.


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