Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cadre's Evangelism Training Experience for High School Students

See these high school students?
You won't read about these kids in the news paper, but that's unfortunate. These students from IL, MN, MI and GA are being equipped to make an eternal difference at Converge, Cadre's evangelism training experience designed especially for high school students.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, I, and five other youth workers from the Central IL, area jumped into a van and headed north to see what Converge was all about.
We spent the morning being trained to share the love of Jesus Christ with others.

The morning training was based primarily on Cadre's Evangelism Is Relationships.

In the afternoon, we all headed out to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those on the beach along Lake Michigan. Some people were very open to having a conversation about God... others weren't... all were loved and prayed for. Each student and youth worker saw God as work in and through them... and that was life changing! And when these students go out on the "streets" each day, a few actually trust Jesus Christ as Savior!

On the way home, the Central IL youth workers stopped at Ed Debevics for debriefing, food, and insults from our waitress.

Our day at Converge was great.

If you're looking for something more than just baby sitting high school students... something more than just attending another Bible study... something more than just the next theme park.... something that actually equips students to share the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends... then YOU really ought to check into doing a Converge evangelism training experience in YOUR area. No joke. This time next summer, you could be training high school students to share the love of Jesus Christ with their friends... and that could literally change the world.

For more in formation about Converge, check out this two page PDF.

If, after reading the above PDF, you have questions and/or would like more information, contact

If you have bored junior high students and you're not sure what to do with them either, then check out THIS contact for more info.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Three Allison Teenagers and Mission Chicago

Click the images below to enlarge for reading or to download a one page PDF for printing and praying purposes GO HERE.

FYI, they are currently at about 25% of what they need to raise.

7/12/08 SUPPORT UPDATE: The kids are at about 50% of what they need to raise... they need about $300 EACH... so please keep praying!

Monday, June 09, 2008

A Celebration of 20 Years of Marriage!

On Wednesday, June 11, 2008, Stacy and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary. (And they said it would never last! But enough about my parents.) After 20 years of marriage, I can honestly say these three things:

1. Though I have loved Stacy intensely all these years, I have never been more in love with her than I am right now!

2. Clearly, Stacy is the second best thing to ever happen to me... second only to the day I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior 30 years ago.

3. After all these years, she's still a fascinating and enjoyable mystery to me.

It's precisely in the spirit of #3 that I want to celebrate God's marvelous design of the male and female brain... way to go God! Nice work!