Watch Out Chile; Here I Come!

June 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm (Missions) (, , , , , , , , , )

Mission Trip to Santiago

Hello Friends!

First off, I want to thank you for all of your support in prayers and finances. This trip would not be possible without you.

I can’t believe we’re leaving tomorrow!! We have been preparing for this trip for a year now, so it feels a little like Christmas. I wanted to let you know some specific prayer requests before I go. AND it turns out I will probably have nightly wifi access! So, I will try to post a (very short) daily update on our ministry and any further prayer requests. So be sure to check back!

I’ll tell you: the thing I am most excited for on this trip is the time we will be spending as a team. These kids are very special to me as I have seen many of them grow up over several years. We will get some processing time each night, and I will be praying for wisdom and discernment; for God to speak through me to these youth about this experience. Missions were an integral part of my faith journey, so I hope that this trip produces long-term effects not just for the church in Chile, but also in the hearts of the youth on our team (and us adults, too, of course!).

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Challenger 1b: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

August 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Vintage Balance Scale

This post is in response to an earlier post called Challenger. It is Part 2. Please read Part 1 first.

DISCLAIMER: I am not God. Therefore, I do not have all the answers and I can only speculate based on my knowledge of the Scriptures and the wisdom God chooses to reveal to me. I hope this discussion can be an encouragement to you, but please definitely do your own research as well. And remember: many questions will simply not be answered in this life.

~ Part 2 ~
Is God Unfair?

There seems to be a soul-level understanding within us that things should be fair. Those who do good should be rewarded and those who do evil should be punished, right? We have a deep sense of justice built into us; it is especially apparent when we are affronted personally. Where does that come from? Read the rest of this entry »

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Challenger

July 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

The results are in! Read the rest of this entry »

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