Todd & Logan’s Journey: Student, Friend, Supporter

Call it divine intervention. It was the fall semester of 2010 when I came across a young-something

Logan and I outside a local coffee shop after out regular 1-to-1 discipleship meetings. Yes, the was when i had long hair blending in with the artistic crowds when i was on staff with the Navigators at the University of North Texas. "And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2)."

Logan and I outside a local coffee shop after out regular 1-to-1 discipleship meetings. Yes, the was when i had long hair blending in with the artistic crowds when i was on staff with the Navigators at the University of North Texas. “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2).”

man with long streaked hair, glasses, wearing boots bedizened to the laces in Union Jack colors. His name was Todd Lollar, that is “Lollar like dollar,” and he was kind, encouraging, and would not stop talking about Jesus.

Speaking of which, Jesus had just reentered my list of priorities, as I had just (re)dedicated my life to Him. Todd has a way of encouraging people to make priority list in regard to what they value most. He encouraged me to follow his lead by making Him top priority. I was a sophomore in college and hungry for something greater than this world had to offer. For two years Todd ministered to me one-on-one and to this day, when I share my continually lengthening God story, he is always included as one of the pivotal figures God had cast in this epic drama of the ages.

I don’t take lightly the spiritual encouragement God brought me through Todd, especially during those darker days of my journey through the wilderness. Todd built my faith every time we met. He continually reminded me of the abundance of God’s grace. How I have been made clean in His sight. Who we are positionally in Christ. That we have been made complete in Him. That I have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of Light and now an official ambassador for Christ and His Kingdom. This was the best news I had ever heard and has affected my ministry greatly, in that its all reproducible- disciples who make disciples.

God has done a lot through our friendship and continues to do more. As God loves a cheerful giver, I’m so happy to partner with Todd and Marissa.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7).

I speak from personal experience, that God has gifted them to encourage, equip and edify young men and women of faith to be the salt and light of the world, right where they live, work and play. Will you prayerfully consider partnering with my wife and I in joining Todd and Marissa’s team as monthly financial partners?

– Logan Nyquist

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I’m greatly thankful for my friendship with Logan and our discipleship journey.  Please follow his blog at: thenewhusbandblog.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LoganLeeNyquist.  You’ll be blessed like God blessed me through Logan. – Todd Lollar

Originally posted 2015-02-23 11:17:15.

Todd in A National Navigators Publication

Here I am with Brian as we live out the vision of 2 Timothy 2:2

Here I am with Brian as we live out the vision of 2 Timothy 2:2

Check out the article published in the Navigators’ National Publication, One to One (September 2014) about Todd and His discipleship journey with Brian, HERE

Brian is now serving as an Edger at the Navigators collegiate mission at the University of North Texas.

BECOME A PARTNER.

 

Originally posted 2014-09-08 11:00:32.

Wait, like mail with stamps?

Many of you will receive a hard copy of mine and Marissa’s quarterly newsletter in the mail this week. If you do not and would like to, e-mail me your address and we’ll send one your way.  Either way, click the photo below to open a PDF of it so that you can easily share it digitally like a lot of you have asked to be able to do. We’re so thankful that you love to share what God is doing in our mission work.

In the next few weeks you will also be seeing an appeal to join us monthly and/or yearly as a ministry financial partner.  Please prayerfully consider this if you are not one yet, and please share the quarterly mission newsletter below to people you believe would pray about partnering with us. We hope you are encouraged by the good news below! Please e-mail us if we may be praying for you in any way.

With you and for you,

Todd & Marissa

May 2014 Newsletter

Originally posted 2014-06-02 08:00:24.

Discipling among Young Professionals in the DFW

20sMy wife and I are entering a new season in our mission work.  While we still remain faithful to the mission work at UNT, we are also launching the Nav20s among young professionals like Mike and Nick in the DFW!  Marissa and I have been praying for the door to open to launch this new and exciting mission work for quite awhile, so we’re very excited!

In collegiate missions, it has been my passion (and it’s a passion of the Navigators) for no Nav college graduate to say “The Navigators was a ‘thing’ I did back in college.”  Because of the beautiful vision of the Navigators, we are discipling life-long laborers who live with Christ as the center of their lives, having quiet times with Jesus, sharing their faith, and living among community in healthy church families.  We are called to make life-long disciples, so we equip students with ways to continue this wonderful walk with the Lord even after graduation. And now as we launch the Nav20s in the DFW, there will be one more way for Nav grads across the South Central Universities who move to the DFW to continue their journey among disciple-making peers.

In our Nav20s mission work in the DFW, there are 4 pursuits:

1.  Christ – Pursue Christ and walk with Him with all our hearts.
2.  Work – Honor Christ in our workplaces, jobs and professions.
3.  Mission – Live and disciple among those without Christ – especially among our peers.
4.  Community – Team with each other as Christ-followers of like-heart and purpose.

May 3rd through the 5th, Marissa and I will be at the Nav20s Gathering at The Navigator Headquarters in Colorado Springs to prepare to launch this mission in the DFW.  Mike Robinson, a vocational member of our team, will be with us as well.  We are all super excited about this new mission and we want to invite you to meet us at a Rangers Game as a time to gather with friends and family, enjoying one another in like-mindedness about what God will do here on the mission field of the DFW.

If you have any questions about this new, exciting part of our mission work, comment below or shoot us an email.

 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably MORE than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20 (More!)

Originally posted 2014-04-28 08:00:58.