World Changers Trip (Part 2)

World Changers Trip (Part 2)

In part 1, I shared a story about meeting Charles, a neighbor to the house we were working on. Part 2 gives an account of a couple more experiences from the trip. On Thursday, our whole group made a decision to go prayer walking down the streets after work. We saw that there was a man sitting outside on some old patio furniture. As we got closer, we noticed that he was drinking a 24-ounce can of Bud Light, with anywhere from 20-30 crushed up...

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World Changers Trip (Part 1)

World Changers Trip (Part 1)

On June 10-15, 2013, 17 youth from Crossroads Fellowship went on a mission trip with a group called “World Changers” to West Memphis, Arkansas. Luckily, I was able to be a part of such a God-focusing trip. I was able to see God work first hand in a community that needed him dearly. Since this is my first post, I think it’s important to tell you a little about myself.  I will be a junior when school starts again in August. I love to fish,...

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A Few Results

A Few Results

I have reviewed the results of our “Student Ministries Survey” this past Sunday.  I only received 32 back with responses … which is a little low … but, then again, we were way down in attendance on Sunday. Anyhow … here are a few things that stand out so far: The majority of respondents expressed their desire to see a “Comprehensive Professional Youth Ministry.”  However, there was a significant...

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Update on Pastor Teodolfo

Update on Pastor Teodolfo

As our Peru team prepares to depart on Saturday, I thought that everyone might like an update on our friend, Pastor Teodolfo. You will recall that he was in a horrific auto accident a couple of months ago.  The care in which he was traveling left the roadway and careened down the side of a mountain.  Apparently, all others in the car perished.  He received major trauma, including head injuries. As best I could translate from Edmin’s...

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Mission Statement Homework

Mission Statement Homework

If you’ve attended iNam the last two weeks, you now have committed to writing your personal MISSION STATEMENT. Check this out… http://cdn.sidsavara.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/researchsummary2.pdf 1. The positive effect of accountability was supported: those who sent weekly progress reports to their friend accomplished significantly more than those who had unwritten goals, wrote their goals, formulated action commitments or sent...

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Show Me Your Will, God – on My Terms Please.

Show Me Your Will, God – on My Terms Please.

Ever been told: “You sell your kids short”? People make those sorts of judgements when they feel, say, a coach or teacher or parent are keeping things from their kids… like healthy-yet-challenging expectations or maybe a deeper relationship. What about us selling our God short? Ever do that? I think we do. I won’t speak for others but I’ll go ahead and lay myself out here… yeah, I’ve done it. Why? Well, it may...

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