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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Plunging.into.Darkness

Do you remember how when you were little everything used to be absolutely terrifying? The dark was scary, so you plugged in a nightlight. Whatever was under your bed was scary, so you had your Mom or dad check. The creaks from down the hall and all the eerie noises emitting …

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Hit the Ground Running

When I was in ninth grade, I was convinced by my gym teacher to enter 100 metre and 400 metre sprinting races at the upcoming track meet. It was a last minute decision and so I didn’t have more than a couple days to train but I didn’t really care too much. …

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Recharge

Im not sure about you, but at the end of the day I am completely exhausted. All that I want to do is go home and sleep. I don’t have time for friends, meals, problems or anything else other than rest. Yet I do so anyway. I keep on going …

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Eye of the Storm

My eyes are closed. The frantic echos and dizzying demands  of the past few weeks is silenced. The pressure from my headphone is the only thing that reminds me that I am still present on this earth. Hillsong pours out into my ears and into my soul, and I find …

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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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Life > Screens

How much time in a day do you spend on your electronics? It varies with every person. But most of us spend a good chunk of our day scrolling through our feed, texting, and gaming. Sure, technology is a fantastic invention; however, its intention was to speed up the work …

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