A Simple Life
These days progressively get harder and harder. Departure Day Number 3. Thank you always for being an awesome friend Charissa. May God guide you and show you wonderful things in Berkeley. See ya later buddy. :) #FamBam #Family #FECC
Come as you are. It was so amazing to see so many people come together for God.
The top picture is of those (with staff and others) that responded to Greg Laurie’s invitation to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. It was an unforgettable experience.
#HarvestSoCal #FECCCerritos (at Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim Stadium)
The decision you are about to make will change your life forever.
"So what did you do this summer Kevin?"
"Oh, I did 3 Vacation Bible Schools with 2 week consecutive breaks in between."
That is not something someone can say everyday. X) This summer, I had the privilege of God using me to work for three Vacation Bible Schools at the three churches of our church organization. And all I can think of when I type this is this phrase, “Wow, look at what God has brought together. Praise Him…”
It was so awesome to have different roles for each VBS and see God stretch me to use all of the talents that I’ve gained through the years. It was so great to work with a wide variety of brothers and sister, young to seasoned. It has shown me that although we are made up of very different people with different abilities, under Christ it is possible for unification to occur and for those abilities to intertwine into a wonderful cooperative effort of loving labor for the Lord.
These Vacation Bible Schools have shown me the urgency needed to spread God’s love and has shown me it is possible; it is possible to get people to hear this good news through His love that He brings.
Thank you all that I have worked with through these past Vacation Bible Schools, thank you kids for being such wonderful and joyful balls of energy that have came in through a wide variety of circumstances but went out with seeds of the Word planted in your hearts, and thank you God for being such a righteous, grace-giving, loving God.
Jesus at the center. Jesus at the center.
Don’t ask start out asking questions like, “So did this week make you hate working with kids?” or “What was one thing you disliked about going to Michigan?”
Don’t even ask that jokingly. If you knew that this is God’s work in the midst, and if only you wanted to know God, you would think otherwise. You would apologize and say to God “sorry”.
[I loved working with these kids. I loved going to Michigan. I loved conducting three Vacation Bible School’s in two week intervals. And you know why? It’s because God stretched me and made me realize how bankrupt I am without Him, and how bankrupt anyone is without Him. It made me realize how much I should hate darkness and how much I should love light. It made me realize that the pain of going away from the Lord is much more worse then “pain” of going closer to the Lord. It empowered me to think about people and their faith. It made me medicate upon what meaning in life is. All this made me remember the Cross that Christ so servant-heartedly took.
Jesus should always be my center. Jesus should always be my center.
[2 Cor. 4:4-18]
"…The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."