Wednesday, February 04, 2004

My wife and I chose many years ago not to support the Super Bowl and other things like it for the same reason there is so much discussion going on about it now. Dancing transvestites, men and women grabbing themselves, exposing themselves and animated characters making sexual suggestions. But it's a good game, right? Though it was reported that the upper management of CBS preapproved EVERYTHING; even though we and CBS knew what hiring MTV would do for the half-time's just a game.

When will we as Christians wake up and stop supporting things that clearly DO NOT GLORIFY GOD? Some churches even cancel services to support "the game." What are we teaching the children?

1 John 2:15-16 (NASB)
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Yesterday I took 20 teens from my Youth group at Wynne Chapel down to Tucson. We went to help Pastor David Rey distribute fliers throughout his neighborhood. The fliers announced "Free Food" to be given out at noon. After the kids distributed the fliers they helped unload the food truck, set up the food lines and then distribute it to the people as they came through the line. They also helped people carry the loaded bags to their cars and some to their homes. They did a SUPER JOB.

Some of these same kids are interested in going to Navojoa to help in anyway they can. We'll be taking a group of them either this spring break or in June.

We were also able to take 2 more bicycles for the ministry in Mexico. Pastor Manuel has one that we took him in September but he asked if we could spare one for his son (Isaias - music) and helper. We're happy to be able to tell them yes because of your generation donations of bikes you're not using and Leroy Kennedy's donation of the labor to fix them. We also sent Pastor Lan a lawnmower so he can keep the grounds of the Mission Station groomed.

All in all a great day of ministry! Praise the Lord!