Guatemala Half-Way

We are currently at the halfway point of our two-month Guatemala trip and halfway through Phase 2 of Bridge Street Mission School. We (half of the BSMS gang) flew into Guatemala City around midnight on January 3rd. Since being here we have all learned and experienced many different things. Although it would take me far…

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…

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…

How Christian Hip-Hop Must Develop

This is an article written by Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae about how Christian Hip-Hop and Christian music in general needs to develop. It was originally published on May 21, 2012 and is titled Church Clothes – Purpose, Passion, Progression. It’s a bit lengthy but definitely worth the read. The truth is: God is still at…

Senior Season

  Another year has gone by. Just like that it’s over. My senior year playing basketball on the Wyoming Warriors seems to of just started. Looking back makes we wonder. Was it worth it? Yes, I believe it was. Here’s why: My teammates. Despite popular belief, I do have friends. But basketball gave me another…

Panhandling and How You Can Help

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”  ~James 2:15-16 At almost every corner you will find someone with a cardboard sign begging for your hard-earned…

Do You Believe?

That is a question we will all be asked at the end of our lives. In these pages I will attempt to tell you what I believe, why I believe it, why you should believe it, and what we need to do about it. This writing came about after seeing the inspirational (evidently) movie Do…

Basketball: A Gift

Basketball plays a major part in my life. Every since I got some basketball trading cards at a young age, watching and playing basketball has been immensely important to me. Perhaps too important. I’ll let you be the judge of that. Here is my basketball history. I started playing basketball on a team at a young…

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…