Now What?

The Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) class of 2015-16 graduated on April 28, 2016 and moved out shortly thereafter. Eight months of intentional community, fervent prayer, urban ministry, and Biblical teaching are over. Now what? you ask. Well, let me tell you what I think. First off, BSMS was incredible. I couldn’t have asked for…

BSMS Update!!

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted! A ton has happened. Let’s see if I can remember it all. From November 15-21 we were in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We took a 15-passenger van rode-trip out to visit the YWAM base there and learn about what YWAM is. We joined them for their teaching…

Because They Walk

On Sunday I ran the 2015 Grand Rapids Half-Marathon. Compared to the marathon I ran a year before, it was a breeze. I felt amazing until mile 12 when I suddenly hit a wall and had a sharp pain in my side. But I pushed through it and it went away after half a mile. I felt…

A Month In

Well, it has been almost a month since Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) started. I can’t believe that’s all it’s been because if feels more like a couple years with these weirdos. We literally share everything (ice-cream cone, clothes, just about anything you can imagine). This year for community engagement I’m doing Resurgence Plus, an after-school…

Already Family

Family. In the four days I’ve been at Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS) I feel like I’ve found a new family. It’s amazing that we already feel so close from such a short time!         We moved into the Lincoln (our dorm house) a week ago from today. Immediately I could tell this…

Legs

When I was three years old I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My parents prayed and prayed. Our church rallied around us and surrounded us with prayer. God healed me and now I have been cancer-free ever since. Sometimes I wonder, why did God choose to save me. Why did I live while others, whose…

Lessons from Pine Ridge Bible Camp

This summer I was a cabin leader at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. It was the most fun, fulfilling, and one of the toughest summers of my life. Here are a few lessons a summer at camp has taught me.           1. I Was Like That Too I was constantly reminded this summer of how I…

100

My life is moving fast! Too fast, it seems, at times. I graduated high school. I just got my first phone, besides the track phone I had two years ago. I quit my four-year job at Huizenga Brothers Greenhouses. I’ll be working at Pine Ridge Bible Camp all summer as a cabin leader. I have…

An End (??) To An Amazing Run

TEC (Teens Encountering Christ) means a lot to me. Ever since I was a candidate at TEC #58 in the fall of 2014, I’ve loved it. I wanted go come back and work ASAP. Because of my awesome STL (Student Table Leader), Miah Grassmid, I applied and was blessed to be a STL at TEC…