I wanted to introduce you to Dan Schilling who serves as the Compass North American Director. He and his wife Cheri are expecting their seventh son next month . . . that’s not a typo . . . their 7th son!
And yes, they were hoping for a little girl this time around. After 17 years straight of diapers, they are preparing for another round and will pass 20 years by the time this child is finished! Doesn’t this make you tired just thinking about it!
After the birth of their sixth son Jesse, they weren’t ready for another child, but felt they shouldn’t do anything permanent. Then, the Lord began to speak to their hearts, asking them to trust Him.
The Lord directed them to Matthew 6:19 where Jesus says, “Store up for yourselves treasure in heaven.” They sensed the Lord asking them, “If I wanted to entrust you with something eternal, would you be willing to receive it? Of everything I’ve entrusted your family, there is only one thing you can physically touch today, that you can touch again in heaven—your children.”
Soon they will welcome that eternal gift…Noah Nathaniel, to the Schilling family!
Dan and Cheri Schilling are extraordinarily committed to following Christ and growing as His disciples. They live on a big farm in Ohio where the boys have learned a wonderful work ethic and where Cheri home schools them as well.
Dan was selected as the Compass North American Director because he is remarkably capable and because of his heart to humbly serve the North American team. He has embraced the vision of doubling the number of Compass small group study participants annually for the next five years so that 250,000 people will be enrolled each year by year five.
Please join me in praying for the Lord’s hand of blessing to remain on Dan and his family.
Warmly in Christ,