Mike and Nancy Jordahl

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About Mike and Nancy Jordahl

Mike Jordahl and his wife Nancy live in Colorado Springs where Mike currently serves as a Senior Vice President for The Navigators and leads National Staff Recruiting.  Mike met Christ as a high school senior living in Madrid, Spain and then was helped by Navigators at Illinois State University to grow as a Christ-follower and disciplemaker.

Mike and Nancy have served on The Navigator staff since 1981 in Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts and now, Colorado.  They have ministered among students, 20’s and most led our Navigator “rest of life” ministries, helping men and women walk with God and be used by him wherever they work, live, play and study.

A sought-after Navigator speaker, Mike is passionate about helping ordinary men and women get to know God and grow to the point where they can then help others around them also meet and get to know God.

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June 23, 2020

Mike & Nancy Jordahl
June 23 Stoplight 2020
Please pray for us at your favorite stoplight or when you walk!

I hate to admit it, but I am still in a bit of a slump.

Perhaps like you, I am feeling the weight of the uncertainty of the pandemic, the racial tensions in our country and the numerous decisions that, for a variety of reasons, I make and then re-make and then make again. And then, the news yesterday that a co-worker and friend passed away during heart surgery.

It's wearing on me. (I don't think it is simply negativity, maybe more like plain old discouragement.)

Last night, as I sat on our patio looking at the storm clouds over Pike's Peak, the Holy Spirit brought this verse to mind:

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."
Psalm 42:5 NIV

It's easy to answer the two questions in that verse: I'm downcast & disturbed because of what I wrote above. Somehow, it was freeing to be reminded that I don't always have to be in "top form" and that "slumps" are part of life.

Even more helpful was the reminder of what the psalmist said to himself: "Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."

The Lord reminded me that, in this slump, I need to keep the gaze of my heart on Him and not on my circumstances or setbacks or pain. I sensed his gentle reminder that days of praising Him are in my future!

Would you pray for me and for Nancy: Ask God to help us keep putting our hope in Him!

We remain so grateful for your part in helping us do our part in God's work in these days.

Thank you!
Many emailed to say you were praying for Nancy and me after my June 1 "Flashing Stoplight." Your prayers were almost something we could touch. Thank you so much!!
Nancy sorted out the washing machine. We are getting a new washer and dryer installed in a couple weekends.
My speaking engagements seemed to be well-received as did my follow-up meetings with various staff and students.
One student who wanted to talk with me by Zoom is a young woman from a M"lim family who recently put her trust in Christ. It was such an honor to hear her story, point her to Jesus and pray with her!
The Recruiting work is pressing on. A mentor told me years ago, "Mike, you can delegate anything but thinking." He was right! There is a lot to think through!
Tim & Bethany (& Franklin!)
It was really fun to have Tim and Bethany come visit for both my birthday and for Father's Day! (We are now tied with wins and losses in our games of Hand & Foot!)

Coming up:
June 23 – July 4
Time to think and plan! Please pray I will do both well – and also ask the Lord to help our recruiting team plan our online recruiting event called "Stand in the Gap," scheduled for Saturday, August 15.
July 5 – 17
Dan will be visiting! (Taking some time off and then working from our home.) I will also take a few days off and then, starting on the 13th we will have our week of National Leadership Team meetings. It's budget season – and its during a pandemic – so pray we will be both wise and full of faith.
July 21 – 24
Our annual National Leadership Team couples' retreat is scheduled for this time. It is still "tentatively planned" but we are hoping it will happen!

Can we pray for you?
We welcome the opportunity to pray for you. Please send us your prayer requests and we will pray!

June 1, 2020

Mike & Nancy Jordahl
Flashing Stoplight June 1, 2020
Please pray for us at your favorite stoplight or when you walk!

This "flashing stoplight" only has prayer requests for this week.
Please take a moment to pray for the one that grabs your attention.

June 1 – Northeast Summer Training Program, "Ekklesia"
I will speak tonight (by Zoom) to about 75 Northeast Navigator students and staff on the topic of Intimacy with Christ. Throughout the week I will be available to meet with any of the 75 who sign up to talk (1 on 1 or in a small group) about life and following Jesus.

June 2 – Florida Summer Training Program
I will speak (again, by Zoom) to the student team leaders of 90 Florida students on the topic of Abiding Deeply in Christ.

PRAY – Both of these Summer Training Programs typically happen in person; but this year they are happening remotely. We are all learning new ways to make disciples who make disciples! Pray I will be filled with the Holy Spirit in each message and each interaction.

Meanwhile – Washing Machine
Our washing machine died this weekend. While I am speaking this evening, Nancy is researching and preparing to buy a new washer (and maybe a new dryer) to replace our 14 year-old machines. PRAY for wisdom in what feels like a big decision!

All Week – Recruiting
I am feeling a little overwhelmed with all the work that needs to be done in this vital area. And, in this pandemic season, everything seems to take longer. PRAY God will give me wisdom in leading our recruiting team and in taking actions that will make joining The Navigator staff a joyful experience for all.

Attitude – Negativity
I don't usually struggle with having a bad attitude about things that come my way. I'm not pleased to say this; but lately, I have noticed some negativity and cynicism creeping into my heart. I don't like that one bit! PRAY I will practice Proverbs 4:23 – "Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life." (NASB)

Can we pray for you?
We welcome the opportunity to be pray for you. Please send us your prayer requests and we will pray!

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