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03 – missional living

Knee Deep & Full of Awe

Waves. Crashing all around. Huge monstrous waves. Every once in a while I walked back a few steps to not get wet, but that usually didn’t stop the salty water from splashing up onto my legs. It’s relentless. It’s pursuing. It’s powerful. Mighty. Humbling. I stood – feet dug into …

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M10: Equip – The People

To our parent team: Keep praying. Today will be difficult both in the acclimatization to Skid Row and Los Angeles, and missing home. We will be engaging in incredible acts of service today, as well as sharing our faith amongst the homeless. Pray that, as our kids see brokenness first …

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M10 Saturday Evening Update

Updates from your kids coming. What an absolutely incredible day. Stay tuned tonight… Unfortunately we don’t have any pictures to do this justice. There might be a few pictures on facebook that show a break in the action, but aside from that, we have not been able to (or willing) …

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M10: Equip – An Introduction

To our parents: One of the greatest values of this trip is being able to connect you with what your son/daughter is walking through. Throughout the year, we have been spending time watching video clips from one of our ministry partners, and praying through what God would speak to us …

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Touchdown

As we landed in Santa Ana I still was not mentally prepared for what I am going to see over the next few days. Upon arrival we waited around for a while for our vans to be picked up from the rental agency. After an hour or so we were …

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M10 Travel Day Update

Good evening to everyone, we arrived very safely in Los Angeles tonight. The way the trip is structured, our m10 crew arrived in Orange County (very wealthy), and we just finished a night of California Pizza Kitchen followed by a time to stretch our legs. Now, all the kids are …

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Hi mom. Hi dad.

Dear mom and dad, By the time you are reading this, we are wheels-up and on our way to Santa Ana, California. As team leader and pastor, I wanted to make sure to thank you for allowing your son and daughter to walk through this experience. As you know, they …

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M10 Encouragement

Dear parents: Your prayers are most welcome. This is the beautiful community of Skid Row. Although GOOD magazine has a certain spin on Skid Row, this is often what we get to experience because of the Spirit of God.

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Worship

I’m sitting here in the Belizean hotel getting ready for tomorrow morning. Prepping set lists. Praying. Contemplating. Worrying about the last minute details. Will the powerpoints all work out? How will the sound be? It’s not like we haven’t done this before. We’ve practiced. Played at churches. We are about …

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Mission is Love

“I was a thief, a liar, a drug dealer.” “What you think is trash is some man’s treasure, and that treasure is what I am in God’s eyes.” “What the world throws away, God makes beautiful in His time.” – Gary This right here is love. This right here is …

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