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                          Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

“Gear Up!!!” Content Format:

   -      P: Praise / Purpose / Prayer
   -      A: Alert
   -      I: Items of Interest
   -      N: News
   -      T: Tactical Training

Link to the Word: New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 86: 12 – “I will Praise You with all my heart, Lord my God, and Honor Your
Name forever.”

Happy Birthday, CPPA/CO!

As of 18Jan09 – CPPA/CO will celebrate our anniversary of being sponsored as one of
NLC‟s groups. Thanks for being a part of CPPA/CO. Get ready, this next year is already
shaping up to be a bigger year than last.

Welcome to your Christian Paintball Players Association/Colorado State Chapter
(CPPA/CO)‟s monthly edition of the “Gear Up!!!”

Let us open ourselves once more to the Lord Jesus‟ and His use of the sport of paintball
as one more avenue to share His Message of Mercy, Love, Grace, and Salvation.

P: Praise / Purpose / Prayer:

Praise:

Psalms 138:1 – “I will give You Thanks with all my heart; I will sing Your Praise before
the heavenly beings.”

Praise Him…
    - For God‟s Gracious Rescue Mission of Sending His Son to Save Us
    - For New Life Church‟s continued Sponsorship of CPPA/CO
    - For our newest CPPA/CO members
    - For our CPPA/CO members who‟ve been with us from the beginning

Psalms 135:3 – “Praise the Lord; For the Lord is good.”

    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
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                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

   Praise Him (continued)…
   - For our First Year Anniversary (Group Sunday – Jan 2008)
   - For the Lord‟s Mission/Service opportunities He gave CPPA/CO in 2008:
          o CPPA/CO‟s having monthly Basic Training Sessions
          o CPPA/CO‟s support of the Airmen‟s Society of Paintball Players (ASP-2)
          o Clean-up and Witness Projects at Area Paintball Fields
          o CPPA/CO – ASP-2‟s hosting Wings Like Eagles‟ Paintball Olympics
          o Helping support NLC‟s Mission Team headed Denver (New Church)
          o CPPA/CO contingent representing CPPA/CO at CPPA Summer Gathering
          o For more/more opportunities to be of Service with the Lord‟s Help
          o Supporting Crossfire Ministries Thanksgiving Day Food Program
          o Supporting Channel 11‟s Toy Drive via Operation Stuff Santa‟s Sleigh

Hab 3:2a – “Lord, I have heard the report about You; Lord, I stand in awe of Your
deeds.”

Purpose (CPPA):

Gal 5:1 – “It is for Freedom that Christ has Liberated us/set us Free, to live a Free Life
in Him. So stand firm/take your stand (for Him and in Him). Never again let anyone
burden you/enslave you with the yoke/harness of sin.”

{CPPA’s Purpose: Here you‟ll find from the CPPA National HQ website, CPPA‟s
overall focus, and ministry. Praise God!} (You‟ll find this on the CPPA/NLC Website)

CPPA/CO’s Bottom-line: CPPA/CO‟s purpose - to serve the Lord Jesus in His use of
paintball to share His Message to those who have yet to hear. We also believe, as guided
by His Holy Word, we are to work with each other to strengthen, encourage, and deepen
our relationship with our Lord Jesus. (That‟s part of our hopes/prayers for the GEAR
UP!!!) By listening for and to His Guidance, we plan to reflect to you what He is sharing
in our collective experience during our personal and corporate Walk with Jesus.

Eph 3:20-21 – “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more that all we ask or
imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church
and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!! Amen!!”

Prayer:

Matt 18:19 – “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask
for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”
      I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
     One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
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                       Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

It is our fervent prayer, and His Word assures us, that the Lord‟s meditation and
guidance, given through His Word, will prove beneficial to you as we continue to GEAR
UP!!! for Him. Amen

(Note: During each Basic Training Session {BTS} (2d Saturday @ month/NLC-Activity
Room) we‟ll take prayer requests from attending members. If you have any item you
need us to add to the Prayer Roster, simply email afrxcyjaj@yahoo.com (Doc Pappy J),
or cppaconlc@gmail.com (CPPA/CO‟s email address), and he‟ll be sure to get it added.
To maintain personal privacy, the Gear Up!!! will publish general names and general info
to ensure fellow CPPA/CO members can raise the item up in prayer, yet protect the
person(s) being prayed for.)

Matt 21:22 – “And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

John 14:14 – “And if you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.”

Prayer Roster / Jan 2009:
   - Maj Jim Armstrong – Deployed
          o Team Armstrong Family during deployment
   - All Deployed Troops
   - ASP-2: Direction/Guidance/Support in their efforts on USAFA
   - CPPA/CO: Continued Guidance
   - Potential Paintball Field(s) nearby to NLC

Psalms 103:5 – “I wait for the Lord, I wait and put my Hope in His Word.”
Prayer Roster / Jan 2009 (continued):
   - WORD Event Series
   - Mission Support Fund-raiser Tournament/Scenario Series
   - CPPA/CO Members involvement in upcoming events
          o Good/safe games
          o Opportunities to Witness
   - CPPA National
   - Praise for All God‟s Blessings
          o CPPA/CO Opportunities for 2009

   -   SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS:
          o *Healing – there are several Brothers/Sisters in Christ, friends of CPPA as
            well, who have serious health challenges on-going; they have requested
            their names not be shared. They have though, asked for our prayers.

    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
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                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

           o To honor both requests, let me simply share their health concern. Please
             join in lifting them up in our joint-prayers for God‟s Healing Touch in the
             Way He knows best:
                  Prostatic Cancer (Early stages – prognosis very good)
                  Blood clot in the brain (recovering/strengthening/very slow)
                  Benign Cancer/Tumor resting on the spine (surgery due 1Dec)
                  Ongoing battle with MS
                  Bad knees/need replacement
           o *Deployed Troops – CPPA/CO has several of our own currently deployed
             in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Mission Efforts – Team, CPPA/CO Chapter Board of Directors (BoD) is open to
Member‟s recommendations on where God‟s leading us to engage in supporting Mission
Efforts. Please continue to keep this in prayer as we seek God‟s Will for CPPA/CO‟s
support.

Service Projects – Ongoing Community Service Project (OCSP): Canned Food Drive
and Clothing Drive; Our OCSP continues – each time CPPA/CO comes together
(regardless of event), please bring canned food goods and/or clothing you would like to
donate. The canned food will go to the Colorado Springs Food Bank and the clothing, to
the Clothes Closet.

Gen 18:14a – “Is anything impossible for the Lord?”

Other potential service projects:

   -   Dragonman‟s Paintball Fields – We‟re good to go until next Spring.
   -   We‟ll start Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) 2009 as soon as Winter breaks

           o Thanks to everyone who helped out with OCS-2008 (I-V)! 

   -   DMC Paintball - www.dmcpaintball.biz
   -   Irish Brigade - http://www.irishbrigadepb.com/

           o Team – Both DMC Paintball and Irish Brigade Paintball have been HUGE
             supporters of CPPA/CO – check out their web-pages (links above)/keep
             them in your prayers – and when you can – let them know we appreciate
             their help


    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
  Vol 2 Issue 1
                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

   -   New Life Church Mission Needs
         o Denver Division
         o Project Renovate
         o Project Wait No More

   -   Rock and Role Ranch / Brother Ed Fitch (Oklahoma)
   -   Wings Like Eagles Camp Follow-On Projects
   -   Brother Albion Mends Ministry to Ghana

   Ps 107:8 – “Let them give Thanks to the Lord for His Faithful Love and His
   Wonderful works for the human race.”

CPPA/CO Chapter’s on-going Directions:
  - CPPA/CO – Monthly Open Forums
  - CPPA/CO Regional Gathering (TBA)
  - CPPA/CO support Teams assisting with local area events

Team – trust in Him – He will open the doors for us – let us be bold and share His Gospel
of Mercy, Grace, and Salvation.
John 13:15 – “For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have
done for you.”

II Tim 1:6 – “I remind you to keep using the Gift God gave you…Let it Grow, as a small
flame grows into a fire.”

A: Alert:

Jan-Feb-Mar 2009 Alert:

18Jan09 (Sunday)CPPA/CO Group Sunday Booth!!! – Outstanding response! Glad to
see everyone – remember – we‟re got our first BTS on 24Jan09. 

24Jan09 (Saturday)CPPA/CO NEXT Basic Training Session(BTS)! – Our next
monthly CPPA/CO – BTS is set for Saturday, 24Jan09 (1000-Noon). We‟ll meet in the
NLC/Activity Room. Since our December BTS was postponed , this BTS, we‟ll focus
our training on celebrating the Lord‟s Birth. Besides, for us that Believe in Him,
Christmas really takes place all year long.  So…we‟ll have special Christmas Games.
(Note: This will be our first weekend to gather either canned food, or, clothing, or, if you
want to start early for 2009 Operation Stuff Santa‟s Sleigh (new or slightly used toys),
bring your donations with you to BTS.)
     I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
    One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
  Vol 2 Issue 1
                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

So…see you 24Jan09 - remember to bring your Nerf® Marker to be able to play our
Nerf® training games; remember to bring your Sword of the Spirit (Bible) too! We‟ll be
using them for our Devotions

25Jan09 (Sunday) Open Forum Play (OFP) – Weather allowing! – Team, we‟re going
to TRY for an OFP on Sunday, 25Jan09. IF the weather holds (at least 40 degrees out),
we‟ll meet at Dragonman‟s Paintball Park at 1300. So…break out your gear, get ready,
it‟s time to play some paintball!  We‟ll keep you posted.

Operation Clean Sweep (OCS)! – Team – Our OCS will be on-hold until the weather
breaks. We‟ll keep you posted.

Aggate/Fledgling Scenario Game / OKC D-Day: We‟re hopeful a crew of folks could
go to represent CPPA/CO at the Aggate, CO scenario game in May and OKC‟s D-Day in
June. Rolo and Rambo are our two POCs for the CPPA/CO Crew.
CPPA/National Annual Gathering – TBA - FYI – 2009 the CPPA National Gathering
(CNG) will be brought back to this same field as the 2008/MO-IL gathering. Initial
reports indicate that the CNG will be held late in August 2009. So, let‟s start planning
now to try and take a full CPPA/CO Contingent to the National, to share all the great
work the Lord‟s doing through CPPA/CO

Mission Tournament Series (MTS) – Still under construction…

I: Items of Interest:

Paintball Events Calendar:

Team – here‟s upcoming paintball events, remember…in the name of Jesus we play:

Jan 09:
    - 18Jan09 (Sunday): NLC Group Sunday – CPPA/CO Expo Booth
    - 24Jan09 (Saturday): CPPA/CO – BTS (NLC-Activity Room)
    - 24Jan09 (Saturday): Monthly Service Project – Canned Food/Clothing/Toys
    - 25Jan09: Open Forum/Depends on the Weather

Feb 2009:
   - 14Feb09: CPPA/CO – BTS (NLC-Activity Room)
   - 14Feb09: Monthly Service Project TBA
   - 15Feb09: Open Forum/Depends on the Weather

    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
  Vol 2 Issue 1
                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

Mar 2009:
   - 14Mar09: CPPA/CO – BTS (NLC-Activity Room)
   - 14Mar09: Montly Service Project – TBA
   - 15Mar09: Open Forum/Depends on the Weather

TBD – CPPA/CO Mission Tournament Series (MTS)/WORD Scenario Series (WS2)
TBD – CPPA/CO Regional Gathering

Becoming a Member of CPPA/CO:

Per CPPA/National guidance – The cost of becoming a CPPA Member is…

Zero/Zip/Nada

CPPA/CO‟s Membership Registration Form – Located on NLC/CPPA-Group page

If you‟ve not filled one out, simply do so and email it to Doc Pappy J.

Rom 5:8 – “But God shows His great Love for us in this way: Christ died for us while
we were still sinners.”

We all know, there is absolutely nothing we can pay for God‟s Grace – it‟s free…as the
Apostle Paul wrote, this is God‟s free gift to us. Likewise, as noted above, membership
in CPPA/CO, is free.

Rom 5:8 – “So it is proof of God’s own Love for us, that Christ died for us while we were
still sinners.”

Board of Directors (BoD):

CPPA/CO Chapter, Board of Directors (pro-temp)

Jeffery A. Johnson – “doc pappy j” – afrxcyjaj@yahoo.com / cppaconlc@gmail.com

The BoD is here in service to our Lord Jesus and to serve you, the members of
CPPA/CO. If you‟d be interested in becoming part of the BoD – let Pappy J know.

Fund Raisers Ideas (FRI): The BoD is open to your ideas for potential FRIs.


    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
  Vol 2 Issue 1
                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

The monies raised by CPPA/CO will go to fund CPPA/CO’s support of our mission
efforts. Again, all ideas welcome.


N: News:

CPPA/CO Regional Gathering (CO/RG):

       Crew – if you‟re interested in helping plan the CO/RG – get with Pappy J.

Josh 1:9 – “Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Do not be timid or afraid!!
Do not be discouraged!! Because the Lord your God is with you every step you take, and
every where you go.”

Website:

CPPA/CO‟s webpage is available on the NLC‟s Home Page (NLC‟s homepage link is
listed below). Success – we‟re able to up-load “Gear Up!!!” to the NLC/Groups
Homepage – check it out! We‟re also updating our events and announcements on a
weekly basis.

http://www.newlifechurch.org/

Once you get to the NLC main web page – go to the “Groups” search box – type in
“CPPA” and hit „search‟ – this will take you right to the CPPA/CO webpage.


T: Tactical Training:

The T2 section will be an on-going devotional and training section. As the Apostle John
wrote…

(Rev 1:3) – “Happy is the one who reads the Words of God’s Message, and Happy are
the people who hear this Message and do what is written in it. The time is near when all
of this will happen.”

Isa 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I
will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my Righteous Right Hand.”


    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
  Vol 2 Issue 1
                          Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”

Spiritual Warfare:

II Corinthians 10:4 – “For the weapons of our warfare are not physical weapons of
flesh and blood, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of
strongholds.”

The Foundation of Courage

(Devotion written by Max Lucado found in , “Grace for the Moment”)

Heb 8:12 – “I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Rom 8:1 - “Therefore, there is now, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Rom 3:26 - “God justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”

“For those in Christ – these promises are not only a source of joy. They are also the
foundations of true courage. You are guaranteed that your sins will be filtered through,
hidden in, and screened out by the sacrifice of Jesus.

When God looks at you, he doesn‟t see you – He sees the One who surrounds you.

That means that failure is not a concern for you.

Your victory is secure.

How could you not be courageous?”

“Father: We reach out to you with all our hearts. We know You respond to us with Your
Grace and overwhelming Compassion. You are our Strength every morning, and our
Rock, our Salvation in times of trouble. Amen.”

                 F.O.C.U.S. – Focus Only on Christ, Universal Source

Heb 1:8 – “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of Your kingdom is
a scepter of justice.”

Col 3:15 – “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all
called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.”

    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”
  Vol 2 Issue 1
                        Gear Up!!!
                Christian Paintball Players Assoc/CO Chapter Newsletter Jan 2009
    Eph 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand…”


Spiritual Warfare Prayer:

Precious Holy Spirit, teach me to understand that the weapons of our warfare are spiritual
and that we can win against every attack of the devil. In Christ‟s Name, I pray. Amen.

John 16:33 – “I told you these things so that you can have peace in Me. In this world
you will have trouble, but be brave!! I have defeated the world.”

Next Gear Up!!!: The Gear Up!!! is published monthly. If you would have any topics
you‟d like us to cover, let us know. Your feedback is indeed welcomed.




    I John 5:20 – “We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us
  understanding so that we can know the True One. And our lives are in the True
   One and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the True God and the Eternal Life.”

								
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