Friday, October 28, 2011

Power of a toothpick



If toothpicks coming together can do this, I wonder what 3.5 MILLION people joining forces could do...wait I was being greedy! How about 35 people coming together for one cause...


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C

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Next Week

Currently working on Next Week's sermon, did you know that 100,000 children are without families right now in the U.S. Did you know if 1 out of 3 churches had just 1 family adopt an orphan, then the orphan crisis would radically changed. I want to encourage you to NOT miss Next Sunday at Mission Abilene, we will explore how you personally can live out Isaiah 1:17...

Learn to do GOOD. Seek JUSTICE. Help the OPPRESSED. Defend the cause of ORPHANS. ISAIAH 1:17

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C

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Trunk or Treat

Don't forget Mission Abilene's Trunk or Treat is tomorrow. It starts at 6pm.
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C

His Presence Matters

Last Sunday we learned that our presence matters, but more importantly this Sunday we will investigate how much God's presence matters. You won't want to miss this, Sunday's experience could change your life.
Make some noise.
C

Bittersweet Justice

Today the Austin David family is able to begin the healing process due to the conviction of Chris North, which I am grateful for. Yet today was bitter sweet because in the end although justice was served, no one wins in reality. Austin will never be able to return to this earth and today the North family lost one of their own as a result of justice becoming present. I would ask that as you pray please remember both families as they continue to face the consequences of violence. Although justice has been served, the heartbreak continues for both families. Please keep them in your prayers, and although it is painful may we never become weary in standing on behalf of justice.
Make some noise.
C

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PRESENT at Mission Abilene

This Sunday make sure you are present at Mission Abilene, it just might change your life for eternity. Make some noise-C

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sadie Justice

Sadie Justice making some noise...if a one year old can make some noise, so can you. Silence the Silence and Stop The  Violence. Make some noise.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Your Presence Matters

In recent days a portion of scripture has been convicting me deeply. It's found in 1st Corinthians 7:17. After reading numerous translations, I have found the message translation cuts me to the core. It reads "And don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there." In other words, your presence matters. Right where you are, your presence matters.

My prayer for each of us is that we would all come to the realization that our presence matters.

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C

New Series at Mission Abilene

This Sunday at Mission Abilene we will engage in a new series called PRESENT.

This series will exemplify to us the importance of being Present, and How God is present throughout all our circumstances.

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C

Sunday, October 16, 2011

46

In the last three weeks we have witnessed 46 people profess Jesus publicly through baptism. It is absolutely amazing to watch God move so aggressively. Rumor has it there are already more baptism slated for this Sunday.

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C

Re:turn Feast

Nov 16th Mission Abilene will host it's first ever RE:TURN FEAST. The event will host all types of family fun activities. The event will begin at 6pm. Please contact our office in you would like to serve at this historical event.
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C

Orphan Sunday posted

On Nov 6 at Mission Abilene we will host Orphan Sunday, a day in which we will be educated on how we can partner in reaching out to orphans all around the world. It's a Sunday you won't want to miss...
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C

Miracle Water

Today at Mission Abilene we had the incredible opportunity to witness a miracle as we viewed the documentary of Living Water Brazil's Clean water efforts in Brazil. It was incredible to watch the resources we gave literally help save lives. Keep up the great work Brian.

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C

Friday, October 14, 2011

Empty Your Cup

This week I challenged our staff to write about how they are emptying their cup...


Emptying your cup means to pour out to others the wisdom you have gained throughout your life. 


One of my favorite portions of Scripture is found in John 14:12 it states“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."
I love Jesus' mindset, He clearly states that our job in life is to work ourselves out of one. We are called to train people up in such a way that they can do our job 
better than we ever could. 


I am so excited to witness this take place in our leadership team. So many of my staff do things so much better than I do already.The day is quickly approaching when I will no longer lead my team, they will lead me...how exciting.


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C

Little Sadie Justice Making Some Noise

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Had to share with you lil S.J. making some noise.

I pray we all enjoy this life as much as she does while making some noise against injustice.

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C

Rumor has it

Not sure if you guys saw this already, but here is the cover to Sheri's and my project that was featured in Portuguese. What a blessing it is to have our first project go international





Number 1


Number 2

Rumor has it that Number 3 will be arriving in December...

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C

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fields of Faith RECAP

Last night I had an incredible time in the big city of Graham, TX. I had the privilege to speak to around 2000 youth. I am greatly encouraged that this generation will impact this world more than generations of the past.

Here are a few pics of last night, there were so many people that I couldn't fit them all in one frame, so I had to take 3 pics to get a snapshot of everyone who attended.

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C




Wednesday, October 12, 2011

THIS SUNDAY

This Sunday you don't want to miss Mission Abilene's worship experience at 10:45AM as we learn how M.A. is making a difference globally.

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C

PRAY

Today I will be with Sari and her family as they endure the trial of the person that took their Son away from them by the act of murder. Please pray for all parties involved in this terrible tragedy as they relive and endure this situation.

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C

STV STREET TEAM ON THE MOVE TODAY...

STOP THE VIOLENCE isn't just a one-time event--it's a way of life. We are striving to be a strong presence in the community all year long.

Today the STV street team will be at The Resource Roundup at the Civic Center. It's from 3:30-7...

Come out suited up in your STV and help us make some noise.

C

Fields OF FAITH TONIGHT

Tonight I will be traveling to Grahm, Texas to speak at Fields of Faith.If you have youth, or simply want to witness a lifechanging event check out a Fields of Faith event near you.

You can go to the link below to find an event near you.

www.fieldsoffaith.com

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C

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 3

Since it is really late, and I have to catch an early morning flight I will be extremely brief.

Today was another action packed, insightful day.

Had the privilege to hear several incredible speakers, two of them being

Blake the founder of TOM's shoes, man that guy is amazing. More importantly his passion to not only talk about making a difference but to actually do something is incredibly inspiring. My family prior to the event already owned a pair of Tom's, but my suitcase has a couple of new presents for them...shh don't tell them... ha ha

I was a fan of His and his shoe line prior, but my love for his mission in life and his passion has definitely increased.

Also got to hear Mark Driscoll today. That guy is crazy good at conveying the Word of God. He is another example of people in this modern time living out their faith. It was truly exciting to hear him live instead of how I normally hear him via podcast.

I am also excited to bring home from Atlanta some new projects that my staff and I will bring to life in Abilene Texas. These projects will focus on fighting injustice globally.

Needless to say my suitcases are packed to brim, my heart is full, and my passion is deeper than ever.

I am looking forward to see my amazing family tomorrow, and my extended family, Mission Abilene on Sunday...

Don't forget to join us this Sunday, it will be a day that will inspire you to not only be a part of the community, but to live in it.

Remember life is better, when we do life with others...

Make some noise.
C

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 2

Today was a day that I will never forget as I continued to meet with several organizations that fight injustice globally. I am super excited to partner with a few of these particular organizations in the near, near future.

I have truly been encouraged by seeing how the Gospel is going to the ends of the earth.

I also had the privilege to hear my good buddy Chris Seay speak along with a few other incredible speakers such as Dave Ramsey and Francis Chan.

It has definitely been good to get away and gain a little bit of refreshment and catch up on some writing,although it has been incredibly difficult to be away from my fam.

Till tomorrow,

Make some noise.
C

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 1 Atlanta

Greetings from Atlanta, what a day it has been to get to my destination. My morning started out at 3am with an hour and a half drive. Then at around 4:30am I hopped in one of my good pastor friends car and we drove 3 hours to Dfw, We then jumped on a plane for a few hours, then once again got in a car and drove another hour. Even in the midst of sleep deprivation and a long day, I am truly encouraged. I am encouraged by over 13,000 young pastors from all over the country uniting together to gain insight, wisdom, and refreshment from some of most courageous Christians I have ever met, but most of all from our Creator. God is definitely showing me quite a few directional things that I will reveal in the days ahead.

Today I got to meet with numerous organizations around the world that make some noise by fighting all sorts of injustice...I'm sure in the next few days and months Mission Abilene will partner with a few of these particular organizations.

I am also encouraged by checking the updates on M.A.'s facebook about the clean water project in Brazil. Scripture reveals to us in Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” There is no doubt in my mind the people of Brazil are witnessing this Scripture come to life as they are able to experience a drink of clean, safe, water for the very first time. God is so good, and may we never forget that HE DESERVES ALL THE GLORY FOR THIS WATER MOVEMENT, not a single one of us. Wellington my friend, the people of Mission Abilene stand with you, heart and soul, and we will continue to partner with you in the days ahead to make an even greater impact on behalf of our King in your land.

Blessings to all of you that follow my blog, I pray you are encouraged that God is not asleep but more awake than ever. I pray you are encouraged that He is moving, and will continue to move as long as we stay out of His way.

Till tomorrow, good night friends.

Make some noise.
C

Monday, October 3, 2011

TWO DAYS FROM NOW

Catalyst Atlanta 2011 {Be Present} Preview from Catalyst on Vimeo.


Two days from now I am going to catch a flight to Atlanta for a much needed time of refreshment and refinement. After a season of busyness it's time for me to snag a few days of time away to catch my breath and allow God to refuel me. I wanted to share with you a glimpse of what I will experience.

MAKE SOME NOISE.
C

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Voices.

This week I challenged my team to list 5 people that have a dominant voice in their life. I'm going to cheat a little bit and list a few more than five dominant voices in my life.


My wife, my grounding wire and cheerleader
My parents, a constant refuge of support and encouragement
My children, they teach me more about God's love each day
My pastoral mentors, they provide support, correction,and discernment
My staff, they exemplify sacrifice, service, and steadfastness
My friends, they provide a safe refuge for me

Make some noise.
C

Saturday, October 1, 2011

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FYI

Hey MA family,

What a great experience we had last Sunday as we witnessed almost 40 people get baptized.

Next Sunday we will distribute dvd copies and pictures of the event to those that got baptized.

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C

Check it out! New class coming to MA

LADIES, this could save your life!

WOMEN AGES 15 & UP: You can participate in a FREE self-defense seminar this Sunday, Oct 2, at 2 pm at the Black Belt Extravaganza at Abilene Civic Center hosted by Premier Martial Arts. For more info, please call Premier Martial Arts at 325-439-0182.