Victory, Hope, Purpose!
  Finishing up...Planning Ahead!!
As we closed out our season this past week with multiple meetings in the Orlando area the Lord has made it very clear there is a lot more ahead for IHW in 2018!  We are so blessed to have partnerships with people and companies that see the vision the Lord has placed on our hearts and want to be part of that plan to change lives through our programs.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans."  This is what we strive to live by as we plan for the next season.  Last week I had the privilege of meeting with some of those who are planning a role in the plans the Lord has already established: Nautique continues to provide us with amazing boats, and our continued relationship with USA Waterski Foundation along with other multiple groups are seeking to make lasting, positive changes in today's youth through IHW.  I don't know everything that will develop for next year but there are a lot of possibilities that could create an explosion in the number of people we reach!

Super September!

In some of the past years September 
sometimes be characterized as a winding down month however, that was definitely not the case this season.  Not only did we have our normal D2R events, Kristi was inducted into the IWWF International 
Hall of
in France, I h
ad the 
privilege of officiating our son's weddi
ng to his beautiful bride, Amber, then 
dealing with equipment and
home changes, and developing a new website.

Though The Fires Rage:

  Three separate times this season we had out of control fires burning near our
events, it reminded me of Isaiah 43:2.  We often use the first part of the verse at our events that says "when you pass through the waters..."  However, the last part was very relevant in these cases, "When you walk through the fire you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."  In the background of this picture you can see the smoke from a 25,000 acre fire. God shifted the wind on event day which blew the smoke away from the lake to give us blue skyies!  In two of the incidences where fires broke out the areas closed shortly after our events were done and we had packed up and headed down the road.  God is so good...all the time!!!


In spite of the many other things that are taking place in our lives that may be considered to be outside of In His Wakes scope of ministry I am in awe of how God just keeps His work moving forward without missing a beat.  There was such an outpouring of God's favor on this season and many lives where changed for eternity.  This was only possible because of each one of you who played a role in making each stop on the 2017 tour possible.  Everyone who kept us lifted up in prayer, gave of their time, money, resources, and love, served lunch, put life vests on participants, made lemonade, brought boats, put on skis, and just offered a word of encouragement to someone who needed a little extra motivation to get off the dock, YOU made this "a season to remember!"

Thank you Hosts, volunteers, sponsors, and the following companies: 
Nautique Boats, Discount Inboard Marine, Obrien, Overtons, Connelly, Ink 57, ZUP, Barefoot International, Whispering Dog Design, and  Pipe Dreams Marine LLC Custom Marine Fabrication.


Even though we just finished the D2Rs for 2017 we are already planning for next season.  If you have never hosted an event before and would like to get on our schedule for 2018 now's the time to contact me.  Scheduling email goes out in November to everyone who has hosted before and dates fill up fast, so let me know if you have an interest.   352-745-0283

We Value Your Prayers:  

- Everything ahead in the 2018 season.
 Lives will be changed by the power of the gospel at every event.
- The right individuals for possible team expansion.
- Decisions on expansion opportunities. 
- Discipleship / mentors for those who have made decisions for Christ.


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