Monday, May 19, 2008

Having WAY too much fun... short video

Pour yourself a cup o' joe and check out this FUN (and short) video of the highlights from the 2008 Student Ministries Conference in Rochester, MN, last month! It's way too much fun!

And if you'd like to read about how God changed lives through the conference, CHECK THIS OUT.

Thanks for stopping by for a virtual cup o' joe with me.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Only for the friends and ministry partners of Bill & Stacy Allison

If you're reading Cup O' Joe with Bill, then there's a strong chance we'd call you friend... or ministry partner!

This one-page update is for YOU.

Double click the image to enlarge for reading or for a one page PDF, go here.

Thank YOU for taking this God-adventure with us!

Thank YOU for your partnership with God, us, and Cadre.

Thank you for stopping by for a virtual Cup O' Joe with me.

Bill for all the Allisons

Friday, May 02, 2008

What God did in Rochester, MN, last weekend at the Mayo Civic Center

As you read through this post, please just bask in the goodness of the AWESOME God we love and serve... and give him thanks, praise, and glory... for THAT is why Im posting this.
My guilt is gone, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that God has forgiven me. Yes, the scars remain, but now instead of marks of shame and guilt, they stand as a symbol of God’s amazing power, for he found me from the depths and rescued me. I know that God will use me and my story to help others in the future, and he will turn what was bad into something that will help further his kingdom.
—from an email from a high school student

I wanted to thank you for the work you did in Rochester this past weekend. We had 21 kids from our church there, as well as 7 leaders. Three of our kids accepted Christ on Saturday night. Praise the Lord! It was a fantastic weekend. We watched our kids grow in Christ, we watched them grow closer to each other and we watched them worship with such enthusiasm. Thank you for the part you played in Gods mission at the conference.
God Bless you.
Blaine MN

God did do some Amazing stuff. My friend came to Christ that night, and I know a lot of others did too. I know it was all God's work and nothing you did. But i want to thank you for the ministry that you do, keep up the good work for God's Kingdom.
God Bless,

hey bill, i just want to thank you for being the speaker at Districts this weekend. I was one of the youth leaders. i know your talks were meant for the youth that were there but God used you. Thank you. God also really moved in the lives of students there. Two of my youth group gave their lives to God!!! Praise him for the work he's doing!!!

Hey Bill, thank you so much 4 speaking at districts in rochester!! i just wanted 2 tell you that on sat night God opened my eyes and let me c Him work and b4 that night i didnt even exactly know if there was a God. he spoke 2 me through u and By The Tree and i just opened up to my youth leader that night and i was just sobbing!! it really touched my heart!! thank you again!
—an email from a student

What a ride... thanks for taking it with God, Cadre, and the Allisons via Cup O' Joe!