A New Year

Hello friend, I am again running the Grand Rapids Half-Marathon this fall. I am still running with Team World Vision but this year is a little different. This year Lyric, myself, and my friend Daniel will alos be running with MyTeamTriumph. MyTeamTriumph is an organization that gives handicapped individuals the opportunity of a lifetime, to…

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…

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…

BSHOP Beard

I don’t know what I feel about my facial hair. But I’m giving you the opportunity to make me have it and have it long! Tomorrow I move into The Lincoln at Bridge Street House of Prayer Mission School (Read more about BSHOP here). I am moving into the Westside of Grand Rapids, Michigan for…

Changed Forever

TEC has changed my life. Yes I know, one weekend out of 18 years changes my entire life? It can be hard to comprehend, but I guess you’ll just have to experience TEC for yourself. If you have a pulse (read “human” and “sinner”) your life will never be the same after experiencing TEC. TEC…

How Do You Win and Lose?

  “Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” That quote was stated by the distinguished coach, Phil Jackson, who has won eleven NBA championships and one Coach of the Year award in 1996. Over this past weekend, my basketball team and I had the opportunity to…