Our Youth Week celebration got underway in earnest today at the Aldersgate Campus of New Creation United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Va., after last night's opening session. And to say the energy level is high would be more than a bit of an understatement. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Youth Week is seven days … Continue reading Waves of mercy, waves of grace
For the next week I get the awesome privilege of speaking at one of the coolest events I've ever been part of. The Aldersgate campus of New Creation United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Va. is holding its annual Youth Week celebration. It's a week of teaching, worship, activities, mission, outreach and, frankly, just a ton … Continue reading Super Groovy Amazing Awesomeness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzj2JnRhHq8 Compilation of images and verse from my recent visit to Ivanovo, Russia. If your church or organization would like to learn more about the work of Orphan's Tree in Russia, please visit the Speaking page for contact information.
Even though I’ve only scratched the surface of my experiences during my recent visit to Russia on behalf of Orphan’s Tree, I feel like it’s about time to wrap up my “From Russia with Love” series today with a few of the lasting impressions that have forever altered my perspective. It sounds almost trite to … Continue reading From Russia With Love Part 4: Lasting Impressions
Thanks to my friend and traveling companion Doug Patterson for sharing this video of our trip to Russia May 18-28. Doug did a fabulous job of capturing both the highlights of our adventure and the relationships we formed. The bulk of Doug's video is from our time in Ivanovo, but you'll also see footage from … Continue reading Ivanovo 2013 Video (by Doug Patterson)