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Florida Mission Trip – Day 2 Recap

“Our first day at Give Kids the World was totally awesome. I drove a train through dinosaur infested jungles as the kids tried to count them all. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy were there for the kids to get a little bit of Disney. The Halloween party was amazing cause we weren’t supposed to say no, my job was to hand out candy and an toys to the kids, so when the kids came back for more candy.” – Jake…

Florida Mission Day 1 Recap

We had some technical difficulties getting this posted last night, but I think we’re back in business now! While we head off to start Day 2, you can enjoy this recap from our day of travel and settling in.  Each day a couple different team members will share about the day from their perspective.  We’re mainly doing this from our phones, so we apologize in advance for typos or weird formatting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We had a great 1st day and the…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 9

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 mid afternoon Prayer Ideas: Safe Travel and transitions back to “real life” Rest and recuperation Courage to act on the ideas of how we can…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 8

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 in Luke 8 to “go back home and declare how much God has done for you.”  Whether we’re “going back home” or never left home,…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 7

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. The same is true for every person who has a relationship with Jesus. You don’t have to figure out life on your own, Jesus is…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 6

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 offering both forgiveness and an incredible purpose moving forward. Reflect today on the truth that He wants to reframe your past in the same way!…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 4

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 in circles of “sinners”. But Jesus didn’t see Matthew the way he was. Jesus reframed Matthew based on how he was created to be: a…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 3

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 pursues us!  He has reframed how we reach God—by reaching out to us!  Spend some time praising God for being One who seeks us out…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 2

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.  Spend some time in prayer today inviting Jesus to reframe how you see Him, the world, and ourselves. Schedule: Worship as a Team Drive to…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 1

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 on different passage of Scripture each day in which Jesus gives a new perspective or “reframes” something in someone’s life. That story will be the…