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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Challenging Teens to Evangelize!

One of the things we push often and hard at youth group is reaching out to friends. We try and teach evangelism at ever opportunity. Last weekend, we had out Mission: Alaska Spring Retreat. This retreat brought all the mission teams from Oregon and southern Washington together to train for the summer trips. Brian Aaby asked the youth pastors a very thought provoking question: "Are you modeling evangelism to your students?" Wow! What am I doing to fulfill the great commission? Am I simply "fulfilling" it by telling students how to do it? Or is the command to "go and make disciples" more specific?

What are we doing to reach the lost? Do we pray a lot? Do we tell our children to reach their friends? Do we live a good life and hope someone drops to their knees and accepts Christ because we are such great people? That is not enough! We need to once again see the lost for what they are, LOST! We may be the only thing standing in between them and an eternity separated from God. Let's get out there and work people!

You can pray for our neighbors Frank and Barbara. They are our missions field! Pray for opportunities as our schedules seldom seem to match up. Pray for boldness to take advantage of the opportunities as they present themselves!

Who can we be praying for you for?

Youth Sunday Tomorrow!!!

Our Alaska Team is in charge of our Sunday morning service! Come support our teens and our summer missions trip to Alaska! Service starts at 9:30am!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Port Chilkoot Bible Church

Hello All,

Yesterday, Pastor Ben and I had a fantastic conversation with Pastor Bill Diggins of Port Chilkoot Bible Church of Haines Alaska. This is the church we will be ministering with while in Alaska this summer.

The town of Haines is around 2,200 people. It is a stop on the route of some tour boats and so has a tourist section during the summer. However, there hasn't been a missions team in to this church in a number of years. Pastor Bill has been at the church for a year and a half and has attracted younger families to a more elderly congregation. They have a High School group of around 12 students and a J-High group of between 15-20 students.

They are excited about us coming and can't wait to partner with us in ministry. Be praying for the people of Haines, the Port Chilkoot Bible Church, and our team as we make preparations for this incredible trip.