Saturday, March 5, 2016


“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God Reigns.’”
–Isaiah 52:7

Upcoming Mission Trip to Nicaragua:

From March 10-19 I have the opportunity to travel with a team of 17 from Bozeman, Montana to Managua, Nicaragua in partnership with Project H.O.P.E. This is the second year in a row I will have the opportunity to serve there and I am so excited to see all that He has in store! 

You will also be able to follow the trip through our team's blog updates at while we are there! 

Also, our team really appreciates your prayers as we know nothing can be accomplished apart from Him! Here are some specific ways to pray leading up to and while we are on the trip:

·        *  Pray for team members (Victoria, Tim & Joanna,  Grace, Pat & Gerry, Eli, Amber, Craig, Kristi, Vale, Konnor, Quinton and McKinlee, Macy, Dore and Tricia) – that each would be spiritually prepared for the journey ahead.
·         * Pray for the Lord to open opportunities to share Christ with people we will encounter as we travel.
·         * Pray for the missionaries and pastors that the team will be serving alongside – that we would be an encouragement to them and that they would persevere in the work that God has called them to.
·         * Pray that God would prepare the hearts of those we come in contact with to hear and respond to the gospel message.
·        *  Pray for team unity – that as others look at our team they would see Christ’s power displayed.
·        * Pray for perseverance amidst spiritual warfare.
·        *  Pray for hearts that are willing to be flexible and teachable on the trip.
·        *  Pray that we would be faithful as a team in preparation to go.
·        *  Pray that the Lord would raise up others to come alongside us to pray for and support the trip.
·        * Pray for the health, safety and travel of the team.
·        *  Pray for the translators – that the message would be effectively communicated through them.
·        *  Pray that we would be able to see with spiritual eyes on the trip, be sensitive to the leading of the  Holy Spirit, and that we would be bold in sharing our faith.
·         * Pray for those who surrender their lives to Christ to be discipled so that they may go on to share their faith with others.
·        * Pray that revival would come to the villages in which we serve.
·        *Pray that God would be glorified through EVERY aspect of the trip.

Bozeman Happenings ...

EPIC Youth Ministries
On February 21 the high school youth group led service at New Beginnings Church. They led the worship songs, four of the students spoke about how the Lord has grown and challenged them and then our male youth leader Tim gave the remainder of the message. It was absolutely one of the neatest ministry opportunities I have ever had the privilege of being a part of. Words cannot adequately describe how much I love each of the youth in the group. It was almost a year to the day from where we kicked off the high school youth ministry (and then the middle school ministry soon thereafter) and it has been such a blessing doing life with these students and seeing God working in and through them, as well as us leaders in the process! 

Here is a video that includes a clip and music from that day and pictures from over the past year:

Please pray for the Lord to continue to use our time together and for students lives to be transformed by the power of the gospel.

EPIC Ski Day

Heritage Christian

We just finished up basketball season. It has been quite a year of sports at Heritage. Our basketball teams made history by making it the first year both the boys and girls were represented at the State Tournament. The boys also matched the best result in school history, finishing 3rd, when they won their final three games in unbelievable fashion (54-51 in OT, 51-49 on two free throws with 4.7 seconds left and then 43-42 on a lay-up with two seconds left). More than anything, however, I just love our coaches and the kids who desire to honor the Lord in how they compete. It shows up in their attitude, character, demeanor and huge hearts on the court.

Another huge blessing of being around the Montana Christian Athletic Association the past few years now has been the chance to develop relationships with players and families and coaches and athletic directors in the other schools across the state. I had the opportunity to travel this past weekend to be with a few of those I have gotten to know well for a Sunday to worship and fellowship together - it was such a blessed, encouraging time - and we have also been discussing running Christian summer sports camps together ... so neat to see how the Lord's plans are greater than our own. 

After spring break we will be moving into track and golf season at Heritage which will also be fun! J

Between serving as the AD, teaching, taking online seminary class from Liberty University and working with the middle and high school youth groups, life is full but oh so very blessed. I cannot wait to see where He continues to lead!

God is good!