A friend texted last Saturday, the day after the intensely powerful Lions Roar 2017 Summit concluded, "What a fantastic week! Are you in recovery mode?"
I knew what he meant—it was a monumental undertaking. But at 5:30am the day after launching huge momentum from the success of the Lions Roar Summit, I woke up fired up!
Something so deeply significant has transpired that it will be played out for months, or perhaps years to come—and we are filled with the confident assurance that God's hand is upon us!
To open the Summit strong, we spoke the scripture from Zechariah 4:6 over our gathering, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord Almighty!"
It is the presence of Almighty God that breaks open the hard ground, that touches the hearts of men, that rescues children and establishes healthy families—and, that is our core. It's all about Jesus!
Lions Roar 2017 signified the 40th Anniversary of the Christian Men's Network, begun by Dr. Ed Cole and his family in 1977, and the deepening of our commitment to the Global Fatherhood Initiative, the launching of the Brotherhood of Commissioned Men, the start of DadAcademy and so many more outreaches to men.
We committed to being men of the sword and men of the shovel... like Nehemiah in the rebuilding of Jerusalem. A sword in one hand, and a shovel in the other. We are men who do the work.
Please pray for the work to reach men who are in desperate need. Thank you for being a part, a partner, a pray-er, a friend.