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Montecchia Open by Lyoness – Challenge Tour

Montecchia Open by Lyoness – Challenge Tour

Logos on the Challenge Tour

There was a song a few years ago which contained the lines “why does it always rain on me, is it because I lied when I was 17”! I guess the sentiment being that bad things happen for a reason, normally bad behaviour. We know that actually our God is sovereign and gracious to His people. A forgiving God who loves us in Christ.

Last week was my third visit to Italy on the Challenge tour. Once again the rain in Italy fell mainly on the golf course and me! Due to monsoon conditions the tournament became only 54 holes as a flooded course meant then there was no play possible on the opening day. The irony being that all morning and early afternoon it was hot and sunny. The organisers were hoping to finally tee off at 3.30pm and then guess what happened – thunder, lightening and a huge amount of rain!

Players and caddies alike were busy practicing whenever they could and whilst there were no direct gospel conversations, contact was made with a number of players and caddies. I normally try and find the British players, especially Welsh, and so it was good to finally meet Oliver Farr who is playing on the tour this year.

Please pray for on-going contacts and also that there would be more tournaments being hosted on mainland Europe.
Additionally in the light of recent terrorist activities please pray for travelling mercies for Ken and all the other Chaplains as we seek to serve the Lord. I missed my flight home on Friday and was reminded that we under the Lord’s protection and guidance.

Thank you for your prayers,

David Lewis, LOGOS Chaplain to the Challenge Tour
David Lewis
Chaplain
Challenge Tour

David Lewis, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the Challenge Tour
dl@logosgolfministries.com

Morocco Open; King Hassan Trophy in Rabat – Week of May 02-06, 2016

Morocco Open; King Hassan Trophy in Rabat – Week of May 02-06, 2016

Logos on Tour in Morocco

If you were making up a name for a player in a Jesus based movie then, Christian Heavens, would be looked upon as a little overboard, not so, he was out in the first group on Friday, a young black American and raring to go, but no happy ending as he missed the cut comfortably …. The Morocco Open always invites the winner of the USA golf reality show ‘Big Break’ to play in the event, so the showbiz angle isn’t entirely random …

As is often the way the smaller events prove more susceptible to meaningful ‘Godincidence’ meetings … I met up with up a few times with our recently saved caddie, who is doing really well and keeps in touch regularly from the Tour by What’s App and is a strong witness to others as he gushes forth the new found joy of Jesus in his life…

It was good too meet up again, as in China, with a player and his Dad who is caddying for him, and he is enjoying delving into the truths of Gods word in Matthew, he has found it enlightening just how much you glean from simply reading the word, without additional commentaries and the like ….

I had a long chat with our caddy friend and he was full of questions that he and his friends had been discussing, it’s always interesting to see how myths appear through lack of familiarity with Gods word; On this occasion it was dates and times and they were under the impression that December 25 was in the bible to be celebrated as His birth, I explained it was purely a date selected by man and not a date chosen by God to mark the birth of Christ … interesting discussions prevailed …

Previously I have mentioned numerous caddies, I met up with one, a former caddy, who now has a new position is the front man for the “Green Book” which gives a detailed layout of each green at the tournament, and widely used by players/caddies, it looks as if he will be joining the SMS team as John Whyte looks to expand the numbers due to the addition of more events on the Tour schedule … Been an interesting time with Mark and I am still certain he is there for eternal reasons and not just the thrill of travel and seeing various countries …
Continue to pray for this caddy and the ongoing opportunities I have to talk of the things of God to him …

Beginning with the Irish Open, the week after next. The European Tour will be in Europe!! for the rest of the summer through to late October …

Ecclesiastes 3:14
‘I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.’

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
kr@logosgolfministries.com

 

China; Shenzhen International & China Open April 18 – 30

China; Shenzhen International & China Open April 18 – 30

Logos on Tour in China

There is always the overwhelming feeling that no one looks forward to going to the Chinese events on the European tour; I don’t know why as there is no; Facebook, Twitter, Google, Messenger, You-tube, the internet is patchy and very few speak much English – sounds ideal to me ….. Add to that this time around the lightning and torrential rain that delayed Shenzhen into a Monday finish and upset everyone’s travel plans >>>> what more could you want? ….

Those who are part of the Tour get to see the deluxe side of China; outstanding hotels, big spending crowds at the event [golf is still an elitist sport in China] and all that goes with the vast finances that is lavished on golf/sport in China …

I’m always keenly aware of the statement of Jesus’ in Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.“
The diversity of the economy is stark, when you get the opportunity to wander around the streets, where there is no sense of malevolence among a people of impeccable manners [except when in queue’s, the Chinese word for queue must be, stampede] but an indeterminable perception of poverty …

With the loss of JB Kruger and Jake Roos from the Tour it was good to see Dean Burmeister and his dad [caddying for him] in Beijing and they will be following on to Morocco next week and of course it is always good to meet up with Hennie and we got to meet up separately as Hennie was keen to get into the ‘downtown’ hotels in Shenzhen and Beijing, away from the grandeur of the official hotels …

I have to say this was a disappointing trip, with very little by way of meaty conversation, although I did spend a half hour with our friendly Caddie, always interesting, but really one could get a bit downcast at the contacts, or lack of them made … But, that’s what it was and so we go to next week in Morocco .. This is one of these times when you rely on that common saying; we’re not called to be successful, but faithful …

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
to get in touch with Ken email here kr@logosgolfministries.com