Students

Every Story Matters

I spent the summer of 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri, working for a missions organization that staffed and ran student mission trips all over the country. Every Monday we would go to the Plaza, which was essentially an outdoor shopping mall similar to Atlantic Station in Atlanta, or East Cobb’s Avenue. The Plaza was so…
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DNOW 2018 Recap

Three or four times a year, I get a feeling that is both so painful and so satisfying that it’s hard to explain. It typically happens after an extended time of no sleep, high amounts caffeine, carb-rich kid foods, and loud music. My eyes get so heavy that I can’t keep them open. My head…
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Coming Up: 30 Hour Famine

I recently read about an 11-year-old boy named Aaron. He spends most of his days working at a dangerous rock quarry with his mom and little sister. If a truck comes to buy their rocks, they might be able to earn about two dollars. Sometimes he gets to go to school, but it’s not free…
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With You In the Tension

There is a struggle I think most of us go through. When we have this fantastic idea of something to do, a direction we want our life to move in, and then it’s like we hit a brick wall. When I was a senior in high school, I was working as hard as I possibly…
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Blobs, Bibles, and Bonding

I can’t express to you the fun that we had last weekend when student after student lined up to jump off a platform to blob their friends into the air on the waterfront of Camp Woodlands. Some of them just rolled off, while others launched several feet and squealed with shock and excitement as they…
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What a Year in Student Ministry!

On August 13, MBSM had our student kick-off service (see pictures). It marked exactly one year since I transitioned into a new role as the student worship leader. It’s been an exciting year: We launched our monthly student worship service, “The Well.” We have developed a student worship team. We are having weekly meetings to train…
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Waiting On The Call

About a month ago, Hannah and I were headed to grab dinner and do some window shopping. We waited a little while to leave to make sure traffic wouldn’t be that bad. We got onto the road, and before long we were in standstill traffic. Turns out a few miles ahead of us there was a…
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UnBELIZEable

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. When I first spoke to a Belizean missionary in 2011 about a school they wanted to build in the capital city of Belmopan, I was just looking for…
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