Monday, July 30, 2007

back in action

Well, I'm back in Alabama and I hit the ground running. I'll try and post up some pics and stuff from my vacation but long story short, it was great. I think I need a vacation from my vacation, but I digress.

I'm super psyched about the upcoming fall and school year, things are starting to come together with where we are going at Invert. Stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Multimedia message

I am here in Ohio safe and sound. Take a look at the beautiful sunset we were greeted with :-)

Friday, July 13, 2007

LIFE 2007, a wrap-up

It's Friday, and I'm finally able to breathe again after LIFE Conference in Orlando, FL. We had an amazing week with lots of really good growing opportunities, top-notch speakers, seminars, activities, and service projects. This year at LIFE, we had somewhere around 7,500 teens in attendance. Over 1,700 students came forward to commit their lives to full-time Christian service (3 from my group of 8 students).

Saturday morning, we took an offering for continued C&MA work in Africa that blew away all previous records: over $100,000. This didn't include the dozens of iPods, pieces of jewlry, diamond rings, and even a pair of shoes. You see, the students at LIFE were told to give sacrificially. Teens today want to make a real difference in the world by feeding the hungry, giving aid to the sick, and aiding the poor. I believe God is raising up a generation of not only givers, but a generation that is willing to put their actions where their money is and go. I was blown away by the generosity and sacrificial giving showcased in this year's LIFE Conference.

I am very excited to see how teens all around our country (and around the world) are going to step up and into the adventurous and abundant life that God our father promises to us his children. Heck, 38% of my student ministry has already committed to a lifetime of serving God. Imagine if just 38% of our churches became missionaries or pastors in their communities and around the world. In a church of 1,000, that would be 380 pastors and missionaries! AND THIS IS JUST THE START! God is good and I'm glad to be apart of what he is doing in the lives of the teenagers he has put in my care.

7,500 Glow Sticks

Check out what happened at one of the sessions at LIFE Conference this last week.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Super Sumos (I'm on the right)


Well I finally managed to get to a computer. Our hotel Internet costs money know - I'm cheap ;)

The conference has been great so far! I'll try to send some pictures and more info from my phone later. I'm looking forward to the beach Monday. It's been raining all week so hopefully it won't when we go.

God is working in some pretty incredible ways with our teens, keep us in your prayers this week.

Monday, July 02, 2007

The Economy of Mercy

Switchfoot - The Economy of Mercy
"These carbon shells
These fragile dusty frames
House canvases of souls
We are bruised and broken masterpieces
But we did not paint ourselves"