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Refuel, Renew, and Watch As God Redirects

Greetings Lawndale family,

I really miss meeting together with you throughout the week. Hopefully, we will be able to get back to our normal schedule in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, most of us have been sailing in the uncharted waters of the current lockdown. This past week, I was doing some personal research. I came across some remarkable statistics regarding the largest vessel in the United States Naval fleet. It is the nuclear-powered Nimitz CVN-68 aircraft carrier. It is an impressive 1,092 feet long. The food service on board produces approximately 20,000 meals a day. Its distilling units make 400,000 gallons of water daily. There is also an 80-bed hospital on board. It can cruise at a shockingly fast maximum speed of almost 35mph. Now, for a car, that is no big deal. For a floating city that can carry 130 F/A 18 Hornets, over 6,000 crewmen and two anchors with chains that weigh over 700,000 pounds each, it is utterly amazing.

Perhaps the most eye-opening statistic that I came across regarding this remarkable vessel was its fueling range. It is capable of covering an unrefueled span of 20 years.

Now, as impressive as that is, let’s look at the Bible. Just one memorized verse from the Word of God will take us through an entire lifetime! This is a great time to increase our power and fuel capacity for greater service, to RE-EMERGE STRONGER. Refuel, renew and watch as God REDIRECTS. Broken escalators don’t move anything, but temporary staircases open up endless possibilities.


Dr. Joe

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