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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Lew Sterrett and Sermon on the mount will be here in Claremore at the expo center Saturday April 9th! Come and see the Jr. Rodeo at 10am or just browse the hundreds of vendors who will be there. Lew will be doing his presentation from 2-4pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Check out Lew's great resources and event schedule here: http://www.sermononthemount.org/
I am currently working through a study of Chip Ingram's book, Good To Great in God's Eyes. It is an exciting study that God is using powerfully. I would encourage you all to pick up a copy from amazon or your favorite book seller. In the mean time there are nearly 10 GIGABYTES of his books on mp3 as well as many other well known authors available for FREE download through APRIL 4th... If you have a moment I would encourage you to check out and grab a few FREE books on mp3 to listen to as you workout, drive, or as a family.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
To all my ALERT Cadet brothers....
I would encourage you all to check out the 2011 ALERT Cadet LTC camp.... It is going to be a great time of spiritual training and growth coupled with exciting activities, life changing skills, and leadership lessons. I will be there along with many of the great Cadet's and ALERT reserves. I eagerly anticipate what God will do in and through this camp! If you can come I would encourage you to register at http://www.alertcadet.org/news/2011/03/01/national-ltc-camp-big-sandy-tx/ And be sure to tell all your fellow ALERT Cadet brothers about the camp!
Since 1998 my family has been privileged to be involved with ALERT Cadets. Our unit here in Tulsa is an amazing group of guys that have all grown to be family. Our unit has become very involved with many different ways in the local community. On Vimeo I have posted two recent Time lapse videos of a few of our activities...
Below is a short essay I wrote for the ALERT Cadet 10th anniversary essay contest.
What Cadets Means to Me
ALERT Cadets will always have a special place in my heart. Why? First, it is the tool that helped my father win my heart. And secondly, it allows me to mentor and be an example to other young men.
We entered ALERT Cadets in 1998. At the time my relationship with my father and three other brothers was “average”. We were missing the excellence of heart to heart relationships. Through spending focused time together in meetings, working on handbooks, serving others, campouts, and other various activities, we have grown close in our relationships with one another and with our God.
In our unit we each have those exceptional individuals we look up to as mentors and guides and those who look up to us. It is a challenging responsibility, but that is what is so distinctive about Alert Cadets. The unit is the body of Christ in miniature, which promotes our growing into the mature men God has called us to be. Opportunities were provided for my father to come alongside me, and fathers to encourage one another, in the shared goal of turning their hearts toward their sons.
When I think of Alert Cadets, I am thankful for God strengthening my relationship with my father and each of my brothers. It means the world to me that my father, brothers and I can now share our hearts with one another.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
It has been sometime since I talked about our Good News Club. This year it started out huge... Well over 60 kids. What a joy and encouragement it was to have so many eager listener's ready to learn the truths of God's word. As the school year has gone on the number of kids has dropped. Even through that God is at work in these kids lives. We have had several kids come to know the Lord this year. What a joy it is to see them realize their sin and need for a perfect Savior. This school year is winding down and with the end of school for summer comes the end of club. I pray that these little ones will stay strong in their faith in God and read their Bibles faithfully.
As a testimony to how God is working here are a few notes two of the kids wrote for class projects. Word for word as they wrote them enjoy!
"On Wednesday, last week I learned at church that kids can minister. I never knew it but I have helped minister. Well, kinda, I helped with the songs. Remember when Joe (name changed) helped by dressing up like Joseph. Oh, and I learned that kids can minster to older people. so see kids CAN help even when they are really young!"
"The Holy bible is a change in people. It makes them different. On the front of my Bible it says, 'build your life on it.' What that means is make your life different then it is inspiring. If you pray you can change your life. You can start life over again."
This week we were sharing the story of Joseph and his brothers as well as giving a report from our recent trip to El Salvador. We were sharing about the changed lives of the people in El Salvador who came to Christ and began a new life as a Christian.