Monday, October 19, 2009

Prayer & Praise (Oct 18-24)

- Tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct 20) is our CYIA fundraiser night at Chick-fil-A for folks down south: all day at River Point shopping center and 5-8pm at the Southwest Plaza food court. Pray that it would be a great success, and that we can make much progress toward finishing off our budget for the 2009 calendar year.

- This Wednesday, Oct 21, I will start teaching a Good News Club at Mt. View Child Care with Hannah and Kayla, two of our team leaders from the summer. Pray that (1) we will clearly communicate the gospel in our words and deeds, and (2) we will be able to build some great relationships with the kids over the course of this school year.

- This weekend, Oct 23-25, I am traveling to Kansas City to visit friends and attend a conference at my church there. The conference is called “Proclaim!” and is being led by Ravi Zacharias and Wade Bradshaw.

The description on CCEFC’s website says: “Join us as we wrestle with the reality that actions often speak louder than words, but words speak more clearly than actions.” I am really excited about this! Also, praise God for the opportunity to relax and spend time with friends.

Thanks for much for your prayers and support!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Prayer & Praise (Oct 11-17)

- Four of our summer missionaries (pictured above) finished strong in the 30-hour training course, “Teaching Little Kids,” which wrapped up last week. Please pray for them to have many great opportunities to put into practice all that they learned, reaching preschoolers with the good news of Jesus!

- Tonight (Monday, Oct 12) is our CYIA fundraiser night at Chick-fil-A for folks up north. Next week we are doing one down south. Pray that these would be a great success, as we look to finish off our 2009 calendar year budget!

- Last year I helped teach an after-school Good News Club at Centennial K-8 in Denver. However, we were not able to get a room again this year, so I have not yet been involved with teaching children this school year.

Last week, an opportunity opened up for me to help teach a Good News Club at Mt. View Child Care in Denver. I will be teaching with Hannah and Kayla--two of our summer missionaries--and we will be starting next week. Mt. View has 40-45 elementary-age children enrolled, most of whom are unchurched.

Praise God for this opportunity! I am really excited about getting to (1) reach unreached children with the good news of Jesus, and (2) continue working with two of my team leaders from the summer.

Thanks for your prayers!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Prayer & Praise (Oct 4-10)

- Our first of two Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) fundraising nights is coming up on Monday, Oct 12, up in Thornton. The CYIA families up north are busy inviting their friends and family to come eat dinner at Chick-fil-A that night. Please pray for it to be a great success!

- Pray that I would do a good job of balancing our short-term and long-term projects for CYIA. I am finding that it can be easy for me to get focused on one and lose sight of the other.

My main long-term project is staffing. Specifically, we want to hire five CYIA coordinators to build the ministry in different regions of the metro area. This fall I am working on developing the actual positions and job descriptions, brainstorming on recruitment strategies, and coordinating with our headquarters in Missouri on the human resources side of things.

So pray that I will be able to do a good job this fall of executing both our short- and long-term projects concurrently.

- On Sunday, Sept 27, I got to teach the jr. high/high school at my church. Praise God for this opportunity to connect with some of the students there! I will be teaching the jr. high two more times this fall.

Thanks so much for your support in prayer!