As auction day nears (12 days!), the camera is taking more photos of inanimate objects than anything else.  Nevertheless, a few photos of Teen Night on Friday also made it onto the camera.    Caleb and growing-like-a-weed Carter Reed welcomed youth and introduced the guest speaker, Jeff Skeens.  Jeff is a graduate of Phoenix Seminary…

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Teens had the privilege to hear from two guests on Friday evening.  Matt Overholt (below) shared briefly about the work going on at New Horizons Ministries in Colorado, where their primary focus is caring for children of incarcerated mothers.  He challenged teens to believe that God can change their hearts to make a difference right where…

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What is this wretched, wrinkly bulge?     One of the challenges of having a 1920’s building as a ministry center is the maintenance.  We discovered rust-colored water on the Rec bathroom floor on Wednesday afternoon (just after our New Horizons guests had arrived).  All the usual looking down  — under the sink, by the toilet,…

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They left snowy Colorado near midnight and drove straight towards Phoenix sunshine and warmth, arriving yesterday afternoon.    We’re so thankful for the New Horizons Ministries Thrift Store workers who have joined us for a few days of service.  First on the agenda:  Kids Club!      “Sam” and “Amy” helped tell the story…

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Since Caleb issued the Faith Challenge to teens, I have been trying to encourage various ones in their Bible reading.  If you’re going to read over 200 chapters, it’s much more doable if you start in February than wait until the last minute in April.  At some point I realized I should take the challenge,…

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Bill Perdue opened the afternoon by praying, “Lord, if there’s not a smiley face on someone here, we pray that there will be by the end of the day…”   I’d say that God answered that prayer, whether it was through a muddy desert hay ride, some goat petting, horse riding, or a hot dog…

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Caleb challenged teens on Friday evening to grow their faith through spending time in God’s Word.     Here it is:  Faith Challenge 2015.  1) Memorize the names of the books of the New Testament.  2) Read the New Testament.  3) Complete by April 10 to be eligible for a day trip to the Grand…

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