This morning we have learned that our friend Derek Loux has passed from this life to a better one. His life has not ended, it is lived now in the presence of God who is Eternal Love. Death has carried him to the One he longed for. He sees reality as it is. He dwells in the presence of our life giving Creator, The Greatest Intercessor – Incarnate Word, and in the shadow of the Comforter. He was ready, we must wait.
About two years ago, during one of the worship briefings Derek was sharing with us that he really does not want to be remembered as a “worship leader”, but as a father to the orphans. During these last two years especially he put all of his love, time, energy and care to fulfill this primary calling in his life.
We are left with a huge gap, unanswered questions, shattered expectations. His passion and love speeded up the fulfillment of his destiny. The Almighty has decided, it is time. From a human perspective, it looks like he has just started…and he has not finished….and we want to scream out loud: What was the point?
From the heavenly perspective, he was done here. Trusting this is hard. And there are no words to express the anguish. This is earth, not heaven. We will suffer, we will die, we will live again.
For the next decades we will remember him. His awesome wife Renee and their ten kids (eight of them adopted) will have many Christmases and Easters without their daddy. And as he talked about widows and orphans, he changed his life so many times in order to help them…now we have a chance to practice how we listened to him reading and singing and crying over Isaiah 58.
Father, You give and You take away, blessed be Your name.
He has the best worship team now and the greatest multitudes of those who loved to the end. What do you see, Derek?
External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world. James 1:27 (Amplified Bible)
Tracie and John Loux
This is Tracie and John Loux with their kids. John is…something else… besides that he is a great musician and worship leader, Tracy keeps it all together… she is also an artist, a mom and a friend. Two years ago they’ve adopted Elia. As of today, they are in Kiev, Ukraine, adopting a boy, Aiden and a girl from Ukraine. Here is Aiden (special need child) and their little girl, waiting for mommy and daddy:
Read their story on their blog From the Heart (anyone wanting to follow their adoption journey can email Tracie at firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to read their blog), pray for them and give abundantly .
This is Derek and Renee Loux, pioneering an Orphan Justice Center here at IHOP-KC. They have 2 biological and 7 adopted children, 4 of them adopted very recently, 3 of the recently adopted boys from Ukraine are special needs kids and need immediate medical attention
TheCall in Washington DC was an awesome assembly of people who came to pray and fast for our nation, church, government, elections and the future.
It lasted for 12h. It was hot, crowded, dusty and beautiful.
Over 60, 000 people came to glorify God at the feet of the Capitol. Although some names of the people, if announced earlier, would draw the crowds, this was, first of all, a prayer meeting. What stunned me the most was a sober and prayerfull atmosphere surrounding all of the participants of this holy assembly. They came to fast, not to enjoy a festival.
Behind the stage there was a place where we saw a lot of baby shoes tied with laces and notes asking for forgiveness, notes of hope and love, written mostly by the parents of children whom they have aborted earlier in life, and now they miss them in this life.
Jewish blessing at the end, kids dancing ( look for Sophie, Kevin & Teah)
Program umożliwiający pobyt w Międzynarodowym Domu Modlitwy w Kansas City przez trzy tygodnie. Uczestnictwo w Sali Modlitwy i w sesjach nauczań opisujących trzy charykterystyki Jezusa: Oblubieńca, Króla i Sędziego.