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Howard(Chad and Cindy Neal)- Please Read and Act!!!

Many of you have heard me speak about Howard at various workouts when asking for prayers for Chad(Howard) and Cindy’s up and coming Mission Trip to Kenya.  Well here goes again…  YHC has been privileged to spend the better part of the last 10 month’s early mornings with Howard.  When YHC first met Howard he thought how/why is this old guy out here every day rain, cold, fog, sleet, ect, busting his tail?  The answer is Faith.  Howard is the Paragon of Faith.  His mentality is if I’m there someone else will be there and so he goes off in the Muck giving 120% all the time.  YHC was a Sad Fat Clown in December when I started and the #1 reason F3 connected for me was Howard.  I  couldn’t lay there Fart Sacking knowing that Howard might be there on the Tennis Courts in Fuquay by himself.   So off I went to join him.  Many days just him beating the crap out of me.  His persistence has enabled growth in every area he’s touched.  At FV we now average 10+ at nearly every work out.

I’m sure many of you have a similar story with Howard being the real reason F3 is in the greater Raleigh Area today.  Howard quietly leads by example, but when he gets a chance to share God’s word he delivers it with Passion, Love, and Conviction.  It all comes back to Faith with Howard.  YHC could write a book on this guy and we rarely have any time to have a conversation of any length.  Yet still I feel like I’ve known him for 20 years.

If you missed the 3rd F Event last month in Raleigh you really missed out.  YHC can’t begin to do Howard justice here…  Howard gave his testimonial as to why he’s taken on his newest challenge in Missions.  Howard a Pastor of 20+ years has given his life to preaching the Word of God.  His wife Cindy has also spent much of her time preaching.  In the Fall Howard felt God calling him to try something new.  After much thought,  Prayer and trials Chad and Cindy heard the call to join a Missions Organization “Global Training Network” that trains Pastors around the world.  In 3rd World Countries the Minister for a Church is often the person who owns a Bible and can read.  It’s rare they have any formal training at all.  Next week Chad and Cindy will depart for Kenya on the first leg of their mission, to train Ministers.  First I ask for the obvious, Pray for Chad and Cindy, ask your Sunday Schools to Pray for them, they will need prayer!!  This morning Howard told me there’s a deadly virus(not Ebola) that’s been spreading in Uganda which boarders Kenya close to where Howard will be.  It’s imperative that we Pray for Chad and Cindy!!!

Lastly, I ask you to consider donating.  The cost for these missions is significant.  If you think about the time Howard has invested into F3 and helping it to be what it is, we owe it to this man to enable this journey.  If you haven’t been personally touched by Howard please know that so many have and believe me he’s had an impact on your life without you even knowing it.  Howard is what F3 is all about Fitness, Fellowship and Faith.  There’s no better example of all of these qualities in any of the PAX that show up and train every morning.  Please contribute to this amazing cause and this amazing person!!

http://www.globaltrainingnetwork.org/donation/?desig=47900&motiv=G000-GNR

See You in the Gloom!!

NM

0 thoughts on “Howard(Chad and Cindy Neal)- Please Read and Act!!!”

  1. By the way, sorry I’m not the Poet most of you are in writing BBs so please feel free to add any thoughts you have about Howard to this thread!

  2. Best wishes to both of you Howard! You will be missed while you are away. I pray your trip will be fruitful and look forward to your safe return.

  3. I have to echo 100% of this, New Mexico. I reluctantly joined F3 (after a 3-4 month emotional headlock by GnardDog) back in July. I remember the feeling I had after that first workout. Howard led the prayer at the COT that morning. Since, Howard has been a source of motivation for me in my F3 journey. The PAX in South Wake is surely blessed to workout and bond with Howard. I have proudly donated and I urge all other F3 brothers to donate as you see fit to his awesome mission. In addition, please remember Howard and his wife Cindy in your prayers.

    God speed, Howard

    Deadbolt

  4. I am greatly blessed to be a part of F3 and brothers all you gentlemen. Thanks for all you do to keep this old dog getting up before the rooster crows. Thanks for the prayers, encouragement and support.

  5. We always thought (and still hope) that F3 is an obvious fit for the men of any faith community. It seems so to us. Yet, few have taken us up on it. Maybe because it creates flocks in which every sheep is also encouraged to be a shepherd. In fairness, I guess that would be a tough sell for men who are trained to carry the crook. It would take great humility and love for the flock to embrace the #StarFish. @Howard is one of those men. He joined F3 long before we had any idea of the #Leap or #Concentric growth, so he just drove to #CNC to find out what it was all about. And then he just went ahead and planted #Oaks. Humiltiy and Love.

    Watch out Kenya, you’ve got a man on a mission coming your way. Aye.

  6. We always thought (and still hope) that F3 is an obvious fit for the men of any faith community. It seems so to us. Yet, few have taken us up on it. Maybe because it creates flocks in which every sheep is also encouraged to be a shepherd. In fairness, I guess that would be a tough sell for men who are trained to carry the crook. It would take great humility and love for the flock to embrace the #StarFish. @Howard is one of those men. He joined F3 long before we had any idea of the #Leap or #COLAM growth, so he just drove to #CNC to find out what it was all about. And then he just went ahead and planted #Oaks. Humiltiy and Love.

    Watch out Kenya, you’ve got a man on a mission coming your way. Aye.

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