Aiming My Sons

Psalm 127 “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”

I’ve been blessed to have all my boys with me in Honduras this week. I’ve got to serve food to hungry people at the dump with Taylor by my side. I’ve built a house with Parker and watched him as he loved on little Honduran kids. I’ve mixed concrete and carried cinder-blocks with Connor as we built a cinder-block house together. And, I’ve worked along side of Cooper in one of our medical clinics.

What an awesome week it has been to serve other and do it along side my children. Honduras has blessed the Morgan family.

I like the part of the verse above that says, “like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth.” My boys are my arrows in my hands, and my ministry as a father has been to “aim” those arrows in the right direction.

What better way is there to “aim” arrows than serving others in Jesus’ name?

As with any arrows you aim, there comes a time when you have to do the hard part… let go. Arrows aren’t for saving or storing for display, but there for letting go.

I’ve got two sons that I’ve been aiming for 18+ years and next month I’ll be letting them go. Sad? A little. Proud? Beyond the shadow of a doubt.

The Morgan boys

The Morgan boys

One of my Heroes

Dr. Dee Green has spent his week in Honduras building houses and seeing patients in the medical clinics. He signed up to come to Honduras knowing full well that he’d be gone on his anniversary. Today he celebrates his 38th anniversary away from his sweet wife Susan.

I’m sure when Dee gets home he’ll make it up to Susan. But, all in all, he’s one of my heroes for coming to Honduras and serving others in the name of Jesus.

Happy Anniversary, Dee & Susan.

I Love People With Faith

Tuesday’s medical & dental clinic was much more successful than I ever imagined. It was estimated that 500 people were seen. Poor people who can’t afford get help were helped. Our doctors, dentist, nurses and everyone else, were amazing. Several ladies did a VBS, puppet show & bible lessons with those waiting in line. We also handed out lots clothes and played soccer with a lot of kids.

This was the first time I’ve tried to some-what organize a medical clinic. We came with suitcases and suitcases full of medications. I thought we would have more than enough to do two medical clinics. But Tuesday we saw so many people that we gave away almost every medication we had. As great as that was, it put a dark cloud over today, because today we were to go up into a little village (even poorer than the first) and do another medical & dental clinic… but we had no more meds.

Yesterday my doctors told me, “We’ve GOT to do the second clinic, so buy the meds here in Honduras, and we’ll figure out a way to pay for them later.” So yesterday we went shopping, spent a thousand dollars we didn’t have budgeted, just so we could do another medical clinic today. I love their faith and I love the fact that needy people will be blessed today because of them.

(I’ll tell you more about our activities from yesterday a little later today.)

Line at the Medical Clinic

Line at the Medical Clinic

Saving Baby Jesus

I want to share a quick story about a baby that was seen at our medical clinic that took place yesterday across from the dump.

The baby was 2 weeks old and the momma brought him in because she said he was sick. When our doctors saw him he they immediately noticed that the baby was lethargic, dehydrated and jaundiced. To make a long story short, the mother’s milk had never come in, and because she had no money for formula, she simply had not been able to feed her baby. For the first two-weeks of this baby’s life, the baby had nothing more than a few drinks of sugar-water and was practically starving to death. It didn’t take long for the doctors to figure out what was wrong and immediately they sent a crew to the market for formula and milk.

The baby ate and was sent home with plenty of extra formula to last for a while. There’s also a plan to send more formula their way. One of the doctors guessed that they baby wouldn’t have lived another week without food.

When asked, the momma said the baby’s name was Jesus, and she told them, “I’m so glad I named my baby Jesus.”

Lea holding baby Jesus.

Honduras – Day 3

Here are a few pictures. Internet here is SO slow. Ugh…

Haley loving on a sweet Honduran child. She and others were building a home for this child and her family.

Eric did a dental clinic all day today. An estimated 400+ were treated by doctors and dentists today.

A hungry boy who was fed at the dump.

Nate spent a time in the children’s cancer center. They colored, played games and just hung out.

Honduras – Day 2

As my friend Marc Tindall loves to says, “Today was a great day in Honduras.” My group of 46 worked so hard today and were exhausted when they came in tonight. Yet, they didn’t come in talking about how hard it was, or how they’d got rained on, or how tired they were, instead they […]

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Honduras – Day 1

I’m supposed to be in Honduras this morning, but instead I’m sitting in the San Salvador airport. Our flight schedule for our trip was to be: Dallas-Fort Worth to El Salvador to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. All went well yesterday until we got El Salvador last night. When we went to board our last plane for a […]

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Honduras – Mission Possible

(A little girl and her puppy, that I met at the dump last December.) Our group of 46 from Childress leaves tomorrow for Honduras. We’ll spend 8 days building houses, feeding the hungry, working at the dump, doing VBS, doing medical & dental clinics, loving on kids and telling others about Jesus. I’m excited about […]

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Amazing Landing in Honduras

I told those going to Honduras with me, that I’d post this video today. I’m not trying to scare them, I just don’t want them to miss part of the excitement of the trip. The runway our plane lands on in Tegucigalpa is the second shortest major airport runway in the world. Because the runway […]

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A Heart Like Amie’s

Amie has the most amazing heart. Amie is one of our young people at church. She’s just graduated and will start college next month. More than once, Amie has called me asking for help. No, not ever for herself, but always for other people. Every time she sees someone in town that looks homeless, hungry […]

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There’s No Fooling your Children

Parents … practice what you preach because there’s no fooling your kids. They are smarter than you think.

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Blessed Like the First Kid in the Parade

This morning was Childress’ Old Settler’s parade. The boys and I rode in the parade so we could throw out candy with little VBS invitations on them. As I threw out the candy, I couldn’t help but think about the crazy parade I were in a few years ago …. and the embarrassing thing that […]

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Filthy Rich

We’re blessed to be some of the richest people in the world. But often times here’s what happens … “Because we don’t usually have to depend on God for food, money to buy our next meal, or shelter, we don’t feel needy. In fact, we generally think of ourselves as fairly independent and capable. Even […]

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We’re Covering Everything from Ministry to Sex

My friend Peter Pollock asked if I’d do an interview for him a few weeks ago. I’d like to simply say, Peter asks some tough questions.:) Peter had me cover everything from ministry, to cancer, to having a great sex life. I invited you to come read …. PART 1 IS HERE and PART 2 is […]

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Men Need Men

I’m sitting in the airport this morning waiting on my flight.  I’ve been thinking all morning about the relationships I have in my life. I’m realizing that some of the most vital relationships in my life are friendships with men. As a man, I desperately need close friendship with other guys who will encourage me […]

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It’s a Cross Country Road Trip

Over the past two years, my oldest son Taylor, has been in the AIM (Adventures In Missions) program. AIM has been such a blessing and has given him a chance to work, serve and grow.  Now, he’s a week away from finishing up his time on the mission field in Miami / Homestead, Florida and […]

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The DUMP VIDEO

In about two weeks I’ll be here… in a dump … in Honduras. The following video is a documentary on the dump in Tegucigalpa Honduras, and the dump ministry that takes place there. My friend Andy Hubright has been working on a documentary about the dump for a few months. He shot all the scenes for […]

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A Good Marriage Doesn’t Happen by Accident

I’m not a marriage expert, nor am I a marriage counselor, but I’m smart enough to tell you this … a good, healthy, happy, strong marriage doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes work. Yes, work! A truly happy marriage never happens by accident, instead it takes time and effort. According to the national average, a couple […]

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Will You be a Sheep or Goat?

Some buddies and I loaded up a while back and drove to Dallas to hear Shane Claiborne speak. I remember him asking a question that just rocked my “religious” world. He asked, “How can you and I worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?” The tough answer is … we shouldn’t. […]

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10 Things I’ve Enjoyed About my Vacation

After a great week at the Red River Family Encampment, we’ve spent the rest of the week vacationing in the mountains of New Mexico. Here are 10 things I’ve enjoyed about my vacation… 1. The cool 70 degree temperatures in the daytime and 40 degree temps at night. (I’m really disappointed that Childress has been […]

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Adultery is a Brainless Act

Some call it sleeping around, some call it cheating or being unfaithful, God calls it adultery. No matter what you call it, it’s pretty clear on how God feels about adultery. He doesn’t like it! Here are a few things I took note of from the book of Proverbs this morning… “Adultery is a brainless […]

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First Fish

Cooper’s first fish with a flyrod.

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What Attracts me to A Blog?

I taught a class this morning on how to successfully use blogging and social media for ministry. I shared a few points on what I think makes a successful blog. Here were my points… Make your posts relevant. Give me stuff that applies today and is relevant to me as a Christian, husband, father, etc. […]

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Women have Chosen “This Guy” as the Perfect Man?

What man wouldn’t want to be the “perfect man?” Every year, for the past 50 years, women have voted in Redbook magazine on who they think is the perfect man for each decade. Past winners by decades include… John Wayne – 60’s Alan Alda – 70’s Sylvester Stallone – 80’s Nicholas Cage – 90’s Johnny Depp […]

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The Dad Life

Talk about an awesome video…. This is dad life It’s how we live 24/7, 365 Check me Gas station glasses Don’t care what the masses Think about me wit my sweet goatee I’m rockin’ my Dockers With a cuff and a crease I got that St. John’s Bay And a clip for my piece I […]

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Red River Family Encampment 2010

(Photo by Jeff Foster) We’re headed this weekend to the Red River Family Encampment in the beautiful mountains of Red River, New Mexico. A couple thousand people will be showing up for five days of fellowship, bible study and relaxation. I’m teaching 3 adult classes in the mornings on, “Finding new Ministries in Unexpected Places,” […]

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Bring some Food, Show up Naked

I laughed when I heard a woman mention recently, “It’s pretty simple to get a husband to think romantically. A wife just needs to bring some food and show up naked.” Personally, I’d just like to add to that statement that anything fancier than pizza is unnecessary. While some that may work for getting husbands […]

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WARNING: This will make you Hungry

You can call me a little weird if you want, but I have a ton of food pictures on my phone. When I try something new, or see sometime that looks really good, I get a picture of it. It’s not unusual for me to be sitting in a restaurant and say, “Don’t start eating […]

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Here’s to hoping you’re not a Sick, Twisted & Evil Father

Happy Fathers Day.

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10 Things I LOVE About Being a Minister

At the first of this week I shared with you, “10 Things that Frustrate me as a Minister.” I think it’s only fair that I also share with you this post … 10 Things I LOVE About Being a Minister… I love getting to be a part of people’s lives. What an honor it is […]

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Get Dad a Manly Gift this Father’s Day

I love this video. 1% Wax 99% testosterone Mandles come in a variety of scents. Chuck Norris Sweat, Raw Meat, Wet Dog, Pigskin, and many other manly scents.

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10 Things that Frustrate Me as a Minister…

I have always been a glass-half-full type person. I choose to focus on the positives and not the negatives. But someone asked me this week, “Is there anything that frustrates you?” They couldn’t believe there were things that got under my skin. Although I choose not to focus on them … here are a few… . People […]

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It’s going to be an Exciting Summer…

The Morgan family has had a busy summer so far. Parker has graduated from high school. Connor has been at Lubbock Christian’s Encounter Camp. Cooper has been playing baseball. Parker flew yesterday to Miami to see Taylor. He’ll be there about a week enjoying the sun, some baseball and hanging out. When he returns we’ll […]

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A Sad Story from the Dump

One of the people I’ve met at the Tegucigalpa dump is a 17 year-old girl named Fany. She is a very outgoing teenager who has become close friends with Marc & Terri Tindall. When they feed at the dump, Fany is good at crowd control and sometimes helps serve or hand out water. Fany does […]

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What My Wedding Ring Symbolizes

My wedding ring is a simple gold band that hasn’t been off my finger in many, many years. The only time I remember it coming off, for any amount of time, is when it broke in half and I had to have it fixed. When you look at my ring closely, you won’t see any […]

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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