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Have you ever been so full of gratitude that all you can do is overflow with thankfulness?  Honestly, that is where Patti and I are right now, today… overflowing with gratitude for the past 4 years.  Our lives have been blessed, impacted and changed in the most magnificent ways… ever since that surprise debrief with “D” squad in Swazi, 2008.  The World Race has brought a redemption to our souls and healing for 26 years of plowing in small plots that the Lord has had us steward.  The hungry pull of racers, the unbridled passion for the Holy Spirit, the power and embrace of brokenness and the change in young men and women all around us has been the most expansive run with freedom that we have ever know.  David, we get it!  Psalms 23:5 “…You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.”  We cannot say THANK YOU enough!

To the World Race Staff, you are some of the most amazing people that we have ever been associated with in our entire life.  Walking with you has changed us!  We can only anticipate the increase that is forming over your life!  Your love has been His love.  God with skin you are.  Your development has been precision with no bounds.  Thank you!

To the Leadership of AIM, thank you for entrusting us with His choicest jewels.  Indeed it has been a treasured experience.  Thank you!

To Seth, Andrew, Gary & Tom, look at what the seed has done.  It’s still amazing.  Thank you!

To Michael and Kathy, when we grow up, we want to be like you.  Onward… team… together!  Thank you!

To Nicole, Paige, Steve & Jon, you’ve taught us more than anyone.  You still do.  Thank you!

To Isabel, Jones, Lewis & Baby Brew, you always bring the refreshment we need!  Thank you!

To our spiritual sons and daughters around the world, in our heart, you glow in the dark!  We see you.  Thank you!

Lord, thank you.  It’s been worth it.  All of it, it’s been worth it!

Even though our duties with The World Race are dissolved, our obligations to the sons and daughters that we disciple, continue without pause.  Nothing has really changed in that regard.  Until the Lord says otherwise, we live in Gainesville, Georgia, we are committed to:  discipleship, the development of The Gathering in Gainesville and other locations, and earnestly accept our call to live in pursuit of the young men and women who desire community, spiritual relationship and a shared life.  Our hearts are full and our hope is inflamed!  What a great time to be in the Kingdom!  FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!!!

Mike & Patti

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  1. January 18, 2012 at 5:13 am

    So thankful for you as well. Thankful for your love for God and for His children. Thankful for people like you who are willing to risk everything for the Kingdom and to help raise up a generation walking in the Spirit and going to the nations. Also thankful for the kicks in the butt and the hugs of comfort. 🙂 Love you both so so so much

  2. Brad
    January 18, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Yall are the real deal! So thankful to have spiritual parents! You guys are changing lives daily! Thanks for holding our hands as we walk through the $h!t of life! You guys are AMAZING!

  3. jory
    January 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

    its been an amazing tourney with you guys…….To God be the Glory!

    Love you guys and Im thinking its time for GA to get a little bayou talk soon!! 🙂

  4. Melina
    January 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I love you both so much! Thank you for being such incredible parents and for loving us into greatness. I want to be like the both of you when I grow up 🙂

  5. January 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

    i love you so freaking much.

    thank you for all you’ve done for me and how you’ve loved and blessed me!

  6. jennyb
    January 18, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Mike & Patti,
    You have blessed so many through your wisdom, your laughter, your faith, & even just a hug. Thanks for being agents of redemption in my life & in so many…The Paschall family, right down to those gorgeous grandchildren, are a unique & crucial part of the Father’s Kingdom. Thanks for coming alongside so many of us as we seek to follow the Father’s call. Let Your Kingdom come in the Nations, as it is in Heaven! Love you both SO much!!

  7. January 18, 2012 at 7:49 am

    i love you mike and patti, thank you for giving us all a piece of Him. XOX always-

  8. January 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

    i am forever changed because of you two! thank you for choosing to die daily, so that a generation can truly live! i love you both so very much! xo

  9. January 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love you both so much. My heart overflows with thankfulness for YOU!

  10. Tonya
    January 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Mike and Patti, it’s hard to sum up the impact you guys have had in my life. I never knew what spiritual parents were before you. And now I can’t even imagine my life without you guys in the backdrop. So thank you for pouring your love and wisdom into me and for showing me what it is to be covered. I’m forever grateful!

  11. January 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Paschalls, gratitude is a powerful thing and it’s so infectious. I add my Thank You to you as well for always going after the heart of God and His assignments, regardless of the tasks and locales. Blessings on your continued fruitfulness in the only place that is more precious to God than Israel! Keep Pressin On!
    jeff & thana McLeod

  12. Sage
    January 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Thanks for plowing through the mess for us. Thanks for standing the gap for our generation. Thanks for believing in ME. Thanks for trusting our Savior every step of the way, because of yer faith and trust… we have learned to believe deeper. Hope to hug yer neck real tight, real soon.

  13. January 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Remember when you bought me a burger in the DR and I cried? That’s just one of the reasons why I’m so thankful for you… one reason on a never-ending list of reasons. Words can’t express it… my arms aren’t quite big enough to show it… but I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to show you how much you mean to me. Love you dearly.

  14. January 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    So incredibly thankful for and blessed by you guys! You have had a tremendous impact on my life and I’m so grateful God has allowed us to journey together!

  15. January 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    oh dear – Ashley’s comment might have just put me over the top. darn it.

    i’m not sure where I claimed you two along the way. It had to have been all the way back @ the H Squad Training camp – and then it was sealed in Romania @ the 1st Awakening. I had heard about you from JennyB, but after seeing how you loved the H Squad kids, I knew I wanted in. In fact, I think I’m like that neighbor child that was never technically your own … I kind of just invited myself into your love and family. Hope that’s ok??? 🙂

    Thanks for loving and praying and BEING WHO YOU ARE. I pray that the Lord would honor you for your faithfulness to this generation, your calling, and His Kingdom. We do not deserve you – you are truly grace upon grace. Love you so much.

  16. January 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love you guys! I am so thankful for spiritual parents and a covering such as you! I agree with Ashley, my arms aren’t long enough to show it, and they are pretty long . . . you guys are treasures and I am so thankful that God has intersected our paths. Thank you for walking this road with me.

  17. Coylene
    January 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Mike and Patti,Wherever you guys go with the Lord leading; you will always be prayed for by Coylene. I love you guys know matter whatever went before or behind us; YOU WILL ALWAYS BE PRAYED FOR AND REMEMBER FOR YOUR LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE AND FOR SHARING THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH ALL OF US. Yes, I believe in prayer as you can tell but now I ask you and Patti to pray for the Emery families(disruption in the camp) and God does not approve and I know it)!! Blessings to you’ll and Much Love, Coylene

  18. Justine
    January 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Mike & Patti, you are two of the most remarkable people I have ever met. YOU made our family. You called demons out of me, and breathed LIFE, POWER, and LOVE into me (remember that bonfire?) You spoke destiny over me, identity, and hugged me with His arms. I am still seeing the fruit of your seeds in my life. I love you deeply. I think the world of you!

  19. January 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you so much for everything that you both do for us-making time, sweet conversations, pouring your love and wisdom out, hugs-it means the world. Christ radiates off of you. Love you guys!

  20. January 19, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Mike! It has been so powerful to have you and Patti around us!

  21. Patti&Danny
    January 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Mike & Patti .. Your faithfulness, discernment, joy and love are a precious gift that you share so unselfishly .. We are blessed to know you and the blessing of your words simply spoken or teachings around a campfire continue to impact our lives when we most need it. Meeting you was not a random act. It was God’s intentional maneuver to encourage, reassure, strengthen and love us, His children. We love you both very much! Patti & Danny

  22. Michael Laubscher
    January 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    If anyone has left a deposit in the lives of those that have been associated with them – it is you!
    Lynne and I look forward to seeing more of God’s goodness manifested in your lives.
    Your genuine L O V E and sincere commitment to those in need, the hurting, the broken hearted … has been an inspiration and a blessing.
    We appreciate you. You are the epitome of “God-lovers” and demonstrate true knowledge of Him.

  23. Lynne Laubscher
    January 20, 2012 at 3:09 am

    May our walk always be centered in Jesus, may we walk the walk and not just talk the talk…to those who are prepared to pay the cost for staying close to Jesus, remember He has prepared a table for us in the midst of our enemies(powers and principalities of darkness)
    I salute the two of you…you spoke into our lives at a very fragile time and pointed our hearts to the cross where we all find forgiveness. Bless you and I know God has not even revealed to you yet, all the amazing things He has in store for you in 2012.

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