Nervous Energy

Nervous energy. I think that’s a good description for the weirdness of a travel day for every short-term mission team, especially high schoolers. I woke up this morning thinking of the youth leaders and their checklists. At this point, the day they fly, there isn’t much left to do. Count heads, reassure parents, and check…… Continue reading Nervous Energy

Mexico isn’t Scary

I spent yesterday with some folks from Amor Ministries in Tijuana. The point of our trip was to visit some recent Amor houses built in a colonia to create a video inviting NYWC participants to spend a day of convention there building a house. The houses we saw were anywhere from 3 days old to 10…… Continue reading Mexico isn’t Scary

St. Patrick’s Day Prayer for the American Church

Green beer, revelry, parades, and dyeing the river green. These are the things we think about to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. However, when I think of Saint Patrick, I think of one of the greatest missionaries to have ever walked the planet. Born in Wales, trafficked as a teenager and sold into slavery in Ireland.…… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Prayer for the American Church

Go to Haiti this December

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzSgL2uOf5g As the video says, I’m looking to gauge the interest of a trip to Haiti this December 27th or 28th, 2010 – January 1st or 2nd, 2011. I’m specifically interested in leading a team of church/youth/college leaders who are exploring the possibility of a trip in 2011 or 2012. (Yes, this would be my…… Continue reading Go to Haiti this December