Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mexico Pre-Trip Video

So I have to give props to Kyle Rock once again; this kid (I think he is a young man now) is super amazing! He took the footage we shot down in Mexicali and turned it into this!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mexico Pre-Trip

We just got back from our Mexico Pre-Trip and it was quick! We left Henderson, NV about 5am on Thursday and headed south for Mexicali. I was so exhausted from only getting about 4 hours sleep the night before. We crossed the border about noon and stopped at a local taco shop where we meet us with the missionaries we are connected with from The Ensenada Project (I know, its not Ensenada). We also suprised our own Sarah Roney who is serving down there; she had no clue we were coming!
So after some decent tacos we headed to the hospital that has a dorm in the back where we will be staying. Checked that place out and then went over to meet Gustavo and his family. Gustavo is the Pastor we will be building a church for over spring break. He is a great guy and has a cool family. The site where the church will be is about 10 lots down from his house.
After that we headed to grab a hotel real quick and then off to dinner. Dinner was great and the peso is down so it was even cheaper! Got home and crashed out!!! I got up at about 2am and puked my little guts out! (still not sure why...) Went back to bed, woke up and headed home. The trip was great!
I took alot of notes so we will be well prepared going down there. Please pray for us as this adventure takes place and we take students down to serve in a foriegn country.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Tomorrow night we start our "LOVE" series. Every year in our High School Ministry I try to do a series that focuses on either love or sex (students love it when we talk about sex!). This year we are doing love. Feb 11th is our invite night where we really challenge students to reach out to their friends. The last stat I heard was that 90% of High School Students would go to church if one of their friends would just invite them.
We are having food, some funny games, doing a raffle for some prizes and sharing the truth of Christ. As we kick off the love series are focusing on why we have love and where the ability to love came from. I have come to the conclusion that if we don't have Christ in our lives all the loving we do is false; its not eternal.
I am super excited to see how God will work tomorrow, pray for us!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sophie's First Time Snowboarding

I know the video is side ways, but it was so fun!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Winter Camp Pic

This has to be the coolest winter camp picture that I have ever been apart of!
Thanks leaders for making camp so amazing this year.
(Click the picture and see how rad it looks!)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

MADE Series

Last night we finished up our MADE series. The basic question that we have been asking in this series is: "Who are you being made into and do you like that person?"
That is a hard question to ask in a message (especially for 5 weeks in a row) but it has been great. We used Ephesians 4:22-24 as the theme verse for this message series. For the first two weeks we looked at verse 22 about the way we have once lived and how that is hard. The whole time we were trying to point students to living "the new life in Christ".

Here is how the 5 weeks broke down:
Week 1: A story of being MADE- Neal Benson
Week 2: How to leave the old life- Neal Benson
Week 3- Learning to trust- John Coovert
Week 4-Being outward focused- Neal Benson
Week 5- Faith= Growth- Neal Benson

Last night as we wrapped up the series we really tackled that being MADE into who God has called you to be is a process and that it is never finished. We talked about exercising your faith muscle and letting God use you on your campus to reach your friends. The main point was to get students to reach out to invite their friends to invite night on Wed Feb 11th. Please pray for us as we reach students in Vegas!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Family Pic

I love this pic from BrianHead, Utah at our winter camp