LIFE TEEN FALL TRAINING

Going in I thought this would be just another conference. I didn’t realize God had something so much bigger in store for me. I couldn’t believe the amount I learned at the Fall Training Conference. These are a couple of things I took away on how God transformed our team.

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DEAR ANONYMOUS

First of all, thank you. Thank you for all the sacrifices, big or small, you made in order to support the mission of leading teens closer to Christ. I wish I could send you all the pictures and videos of our missionaries at work or the testimonies from young adults whose lives will never be the same because they serve with us, but I don’t even know who you are. Since I can’t send you something personally, I’ll post my thank you’s and stories and testimonies to the whole world wide web and pray that you will somehow come across them.

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BUT I’M NOT COOL ENOUGH

Last week at Covecrest, the missionaries watched School of Rock one night. There are plenty of funny lines in that movie, but one that particularly stood out was this dialogue…

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WHO DO YOU FOLLOW?

So when it comes to Jesus, how do you follow Him? Are you a Twitter-type follower or a “Follow the Leader” follower? Are you willing to follow Jesus on His terms?

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JESUS, WHAT AM I DOING?!

Sometimes I get caught up with these lofty and grand ideas of saving the world, and solving poverty, and reaching the ends of the earth for the sake of the Gospel. I could daydream for hours about this. But, God never asked me to save the world…

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BEFORE YOU DATE HER

My wife recently gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Thérèse Marie. Bringing home this beautiful little girl got me thinking: 1. I need to get a gun, and 2. I have a responsibility to not only protect, honor, and pray for my little girl, but for all women…

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THE WALL

It is here at the wall where humility reigns.

It is here at the wall where the kingdom of God is built…

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YOUTH MINISTRY IN HAITI

It was humbling to reflect on how I ended up there. Never in my dreams would I have thought I’d be doing youth ministry in Haiti…

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EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORNS

Everything began with an image. The heart suffered under the strain of deeply rooted thorns, bleeding and bruised, barely breathing, waiting for something or someone to destroy the wicked plant. Choking, the heart became selfish and complacent with misery.

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LOVING WITHOUT BORDERS

Why does my God provide so well for me, but not for my starving and lonely brothers and sisters in Haiti? Mostly, what does this experience mean for my life back in the States? Can I go on living my life that is so luxurious compared to the simple lifestyle I’ve lived here? Or do I simply have more gratitude for what I have been given?

These questions all seem too hard to answer. Maybe the real problem is that I don’t want to know the real answer…

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