What’s Happening Over At UB? – A Ministry Update

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For years we have felt a call at First Trinity to be involved in ministry at the University at Buffalo (UB), but have struggled to figure out exactly what that looks like.  We’ve come alongside other ministries encouraging and helping them.  I’ve helped lead a weekly small group alongside students.  We hosted Lifetree Café on […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 9

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Today we return home! We want to thank you all for praying for us and joining with us on this Reframing Journey!  Keep watching the blog in the days and weeks ahead to hear more stories of what God did in, with, and around our group this week! Schedule: Drive home Arrive at First Trinity […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 8

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Today’s Devotion: Read Luke 8:39 and Psalm 126:3 Today as we head back we’ll be looking at what it means to live our our mission in our everyday lives.  The things we’ve learned and experienced here have the power to reframe our thoughts, words, and actions back home.  Jesus told the man in the story […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 7

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Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes Your Future Read John 14:12 Could life get any better for the disciples than when Jesus was with them? After he left them, they’d be on their own to figure things out. But, Jesus reframed their future, giving them the Holy Spirit and the promise of even greater things to come. […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 6

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Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes Your Past Read John 21:15-18 Peter meant well—but he kept messing up. He said the wrong things at the wrong time, was hot-headed and impulsive, and even tried to correct Jesus. In his darkest moment, he denied even knowing Jesus. Yet, Peter truly loved Jesus. So Jesus reframed Peter’s past by […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 4

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Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes YOU Read Matthew 9:9-13 Matthew, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, went on to spread the news of Jesus to a giant portion of the world, wrote the book of Matthew, and died a martyr for his faith—but he didn’t start out that way. He was a despised tax collector and ran […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 3

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Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes How we Reach God Read Luke 15:8-10 Generally, when we want something, we go out and get it—or at least look for it. We decide. We choose. We pursue. But when it comes to Jesus and His love for us, He isn’t sitting in heaven wondering if we’ll come knocking. Jesus […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 2

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Today’s Theme: Reframe Read John 14:8-10 How do you picture Jesus? What does He look like? What does He wear? How does he behave? Jesus is truly God. He tells us that when we see him, we see the Father—we see God. That means if we look at Jesus, we’ll understand God’s heart more deeply.  […]

Workcamp 2015 – Day 1

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Thank you for praying for our youth while they are away at Workcamp. Each day here on the blog you will find a summary of what we are doing each day, the theme of that day, and some ideas of what to pray about. Our theme for the entire week is Reframe.  We will focus […]

Workcamp 2015 – Track our Team!

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Tomorrow morning, 22 First Trinity students and adult leaders load up and head towards Virgina for a week-long Workcamp Mission Trip. During Workcamp, missionaries work in crews of 5-6 to repair a home.  We get to build relationships with each other and our residents as we scrape, paint, build, or whatever their home needs.  All […]