August & Carla Hein with Susanna at Grace Evangelical

Yesterday I was able to speak at two churches – Cedar Grove United Methodist, and Grace Evangelical Presbyterian. Both of these churches are in the Annapolis area. While there I stayed with Roy and Diane Karkosh, and I saw August and Carla Hein. It made me think of our champions. Friends who not only support our ministry, but help us connect to other friends, and ministries.

Carla first started supporting Dawn when they were both single, and Dawn was with Campus Crusade for Christ. That was about 25 years ago. Then when Dawn and I got married, Carla continued to support our ministry. Later she got married to August, and they both have been a great source of encouragement. Through the Heins we’ve gotten to know both Cedar Grove and Grace Evangelical. Carla and August have a real heart for missions. They are working towards serving in missions themselves in Africa. When I think of friends like the Heins it reminds me of how we are not in this ministry alone. We have many friends that stand with us. Many champions! Through these champions we meet others who engage and partner with us in reaching the lost for Christ. 

Dave at Cedar Grove

Carla introduced me to Diane Karkosh, who represents us on the missions committee at Cedar Grove Church. Diane too has been a great encouragement, and on this trip Roy and Diane are not only hosting me for a few nights, they are also letting me use their cool convertible Mustang. Wow, that’s fun to drive! God does encourage and bless us through friends like the Heins and the Karkoshs. Thank the Lord for going before us, and providing for us. As we near our goal of being fully funded, so that we can serve on the border, and glorify God on mission, we are reminded once again that we cannot do this work without God’s people standing with us. Our prayer is that the Lord continues to bless, continues to provide, continues to work through friends like Carla & August and Roy & Diane. Thanks for being one of those friends!

In His Grip, Dave

  1. Katie says:

    What a great reminder of how God uses His people to encourage and strengthen each other!! We are so blessed to be a part of the family of Christ! Thanks for posting this!!


    • We couldn’t do what we are doing without a strong team standing with us. I’ve been able to hook up with some more champions on this trip. It’s been so busy, it’s been hard to post anything new.


  2. […] also thank the Lord for the many friends that he has given us to encourage us along the way. I wrote some posts about our champions. And more […]


  3. […] my one of my posts about our champions from last summer I wrote about August and Carla Hein. They have been great friends and partners for […]


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