Thursday, January 14, 2010

prayer for haiti

i (kristin) was reading in isaiah this morning and came upon a verse which became my prayer for the people of Haiti.

Isaiah 41:17
"when the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them."

may they know that they have a Savior and Provider who is their very present help in time of need...a Savior who is not unable to empathize with the suffering they are experiencing. please join us in praying that the Lord may be their hope and peace.

as we've prayed, we've also felt led to are a few sites for gospel-centered ministries that allow direct giving online:

World Vision
Global Aid Network
Compassion Int'l

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I know this is a bit late, but we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We just finished with our annual student conference in Minneapolis called TCX (Twin Cities Xperience) We had a record number of students attend this year - 1600 - from our region (iowa, minnesota, north & south dakota, and wisconsin). The speakers included John Piper, a well known pastor based in Minneapolis, Crawford Loritts, a nationally known speaker and pastor from Atlanta, and Millie Welsh, a regional director with Campus Crusade in the Southeast region of the U.S. They spoke on a variety of topics including prayer, lordship, recognizing idols in our lives, and seeking a holy, God-given ambition for our lives. You can watch any of the sessions from TCX by clicking here. Choose TCX:Radiate to hear talks from this year. I'm sure you'll be blessed and challenged by the speakers as well as gaining some insight into what our TCX conference looks like.

We are currently on the road again...braving the negative temps of Minnesota as we meet with potential ministry partners. Please pray with us that we might complete our team by May so we can help offer leadership for one of Campus Crusade's summer projects.

Thanks so much for your prayers and faithful partnership with us. Know that we're grateful for you and praising God for your generosity as we enter a new decade. May your 2010 be a blessed year!