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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Friday, July 10, 2009
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FABRYGRAM Volume 2
July 10, 2009

Something happened on Thursday’s Chris Fabry Live! that I have to tell you about.

Andrew Palau

I was sitting at my computer, minding my own business, when I had this thought that we needed to talk with Andrew Palau. We hadn’t decided on the topic for Thursday’s program, but I wasn’t concerned. There is plenty in the news, plenty going on in my life, and I really like to go on the overflow sometimes and talk about something current.

However, Andrew Palau popped into the noggin and I couldn’t get his name out of there. I emailed a friend in Portland and got Andrew’s email address. One email was all it took.

I discovered Andrew was headed to Rwanda to hold a festival there in that land that is so ravaged with violence and death. The church in that region is alive and well, and they are hoping to effect great change with the gospel. I asked Andrew to come on and talk about his life, his wayward ways of his youth, and then discuss the Kigali Festival.I caught up with him at an airport in Washington, D.C.

It was a gritty interview with airport noises all around. But the gospel is powerful enough to get through on a cell phone. He talked about his turning to alcohol and running away from God. He talked about his parents and how they loved him and constantly prayed for him. I don’t know who that program was for, but I know it was a powerful reminder of the God we serve. Andrew’s emotion came through several times as he reflected on God’s grace.

Afterward

After the program, I received this email from a parent:

I just wanted to say thank you for airing this program. I am the parent of a prodigal and my husband and I have really been struggling with loving the unlovable nature of our child and I have struggled big time with being long-suffering and patient. Just this morning I confessed to the Lord that I really have not trusted that He would be able to reach our daughter because so many times I find myself jumping back into God’s role. I asked him to speak to me and today on your program I have heard His voice through Andrews’s story. Your encouragement has shown me that I must surrender to complete trust and hold on until God’s timing is right to bring our daughter back to Himself and then back to us. Thank you for being transparent Andrew and thank you Chris Fabry for airing this program. God Bless You.

That parent “got it.” We are focused on the faith we want our child to have. We are focused on what we want God to do in them. He wants us to focus on Him, have faith in Him, and trust in Him.If you get a chance to listen to the podcast, do it. You can find it on Chrisfabrylive.org, Past Programs tab, Thursday, 7/9/09.

June Bug

The novel I’ve been working on for more than a year is available! We're picking up copies from the publisher today, and I’m very excited. I think this is the best story I’ve ever written. It’s a powerful look at the grace and salvation of God, though cast in a story of a little girl who reminds me of Cosette from Les Miserables. If you want to order a signed copy click here. I’ll be in Denver next week to talk with a lot of authors on Chris Fabry Live! Joe Gibbs, Josh McDowell, Terri Blackstock, Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunsetter and so many more I can’t list them all. It’s going to be a fun week. I hope you can join us.

Have a great weekend!

1 comments:

Nicole said...

Chris: Congratulations on your Christy Award! It was a beautifully written novel. You deserved it.