Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday - Leader Profile

1). Song of the Day: Anthem Lights - Outta My Mind ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leader Profile - Tom Bruna
POSITION - NE District Royal Ranger Commander
HISTORY - Works at Thermo Kings, attends North Shore in Hastings
FAMILY - Married to Darla, with three children
HOBBIES - Being with family, skiing, going to the lake, missions

3). Ministry of the Day: PK Network - A place for the children of pastors from across the nation to hang out online

4). Link of the Day: Food Pickle - Food pickle is here to help with all your food and cooking needs

5). Quote of the Day: 'Duty is the essence of manhood.' - George S. Patton

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Bacon Day. It is also the birthday of famous golfer Tiger Woods, from 1975. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that Edwin Hubble admitted the existence of other galaxies, in 1924. One final request - please pray for the family of Tim Lillard (youth pastor in Norfolk), with his son at a Children's Hospital because of severe fever blisters.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday - Testimonies

1). Song of the Day: Royal Tailor - Hope ♫

2). Blog Entry: Testimonies
- Next week, our annual regional SALT conference for young adults will take place in Sioux Falls, SD. All of our Chi Alphas are asked to participate and go. Last year at this time, we had three Chi Alphas to invite, but now NE has doubled to 6, with more on the way next year as well.
- I received a Facebook message from a former NYM student on Christmas Day. He was thanking me for his incredible experiences at our camp and telling me how they had a tremendous impact on his life.

3). Ministry of the Day: STL Map - See where Speed the Light is active all over the world

4). Link of the Day: Eco Freak - Eco Freak search engine aggregates and searches websites and libraries for free, swap & trade, and garage sale/estate sale(s) items

5). Quote of the Day: 'I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.' - Dwight D. Eisenhower

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Chocolate Day. It is also the birthday of Steve Hahn (pastor in Alliance), a distinction he shares with Mike Fowler (pastor in Clinton) and Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the US, from 1808. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the first YMCA opened in Boston in 1851.

#9, Backstage shot of Chet during the Altar time at Youth Camp 1, Lexington, June

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday - Leaders Corner

1). Song of the Day: Brian Courtney Wilson - So Proud ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner
- The link above is a post about 100 ways to live a better life. With the new year upon us, and many like me that will make resolutions in 2012, consider some of my favorites from this list:
- Create a new habit
- Start a new diet
- Keep a journal
- Create and keep a morning phrase
- Learn a new language
- Wake up early
- Write a personal mission statement
- Read a book per week
- Start a monthly challenge
- Call an old friend

3). Ministry of the Day: Missionary Kids - Check out this online group for the international society of the children of missionaries across the world.

4). Link of the Day: Jinni - Your Taste Engine for movies and TV shows.

5). Quote of the Day: 'We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.' - Mother Teresa

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Pledge of Allegiance Day. Is is also the birthday of famous Christian Music artist Twila Paris, from 1958. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the planet Neptune was first discovered by Galileo in 1612.

#13, Worship view from the balcony at Youth Camp 2, Lexington, June

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1). Song of the Day: HarvestBloom - The Narcissist ♫

2). Blog Entry: Bible Trivia
Unfortunately, we don't have a winner from last week's trivia, so the question will carryover to this week with a double prize - $10! (remember, we choose randomly from all the correct comments on the blog or on Facebook) How many Gospels mention the Christmas story of Jesus' birth?

3). Ministry of the Day: Teacher Certification - Training teachers helps to develop them into strong disciple-makers. This Christian Education Teacher Certification (CETC) is available in English and Spanish and is designed to equip teachers be the best teacher teachers they can be.

4). Link of the Day: Blip.me Walkie Talkie - Blip.me is a fun, useful, and free way to turn your
mobile phone into a push-to-talk walkie-talkie.

5). Quote of the Day: 'A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.' - Albert Einstein

6). Miscellaneous: Today is the middle of the week celebrating Kwanzaa. It is also the birthday of certified minister Albert Lautenschlager (of Destiny church in Grand Island), a distinction he shares with Oakland Raiders Quarterback Carson Palmer, from 1979. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the anesthetic ether was used for the first time in childbirth in 1845.

#17, Praying for our NYM Scholarship Students at Youth Camp 1, Lexington, June

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday - Life Lessons

1). Song of the Day: Ashes Remain - On My Own ♫

2). Blog Entry: Life Lessons
- Recently, I went shopping for a gift. As I was looking through the store, I found the clearance aisle. Clothes were at great prices, 6o to 65% off the original price on the tag. I found one that looked good and took it to the counter. When I went to purchase it, I was surprised to find that there was a store special that day for an additional 15% off all purchases. I got a great deal.
- Everyone around us is looking for a great deal. Jesus gave us a 'great deal' that we didn't deserve, forgiving us and making us new. Don't be afraid to help people see the 'great deal' they could have in Christ!

3). Ministry of the Day: Acts 2 Process - Based on five elements evident in the early church, the Acts 2 process helps churches to assess their current situation and to establish an intentional plan for continued development by focusing on connecting to God and others, growing in discipleship, service, going to share the good news of Jesus with the world, and worshiping God.

4). Link of the Day: Delicious - Delicious helps you find cool stuff and collect it for easy sharing.
Dig into stacks created by the community and then build your own.

5). Quote of the Day: 'The first step toward having spiritual authority over the adversary is having peace in spite of our circumstances.' - Francis Frangipane

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Thank You Note Day. It is also the birthday of Karen Washburn (youth pastors wife in Fremont), a distinction she shares with Mao Zedong, Chinese military leader from 1893. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the British were defeated in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War in 1776.

#23, Finish Line of the Missions Bike Ride, Omaha, September

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday - Leader Profile

1). Song of the Day: Canton Jones - Hallelujah ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leader Profile - Walter Hooker

POSITION: Associate Pastor at BCC
HISTORY: Officer in the Air Force
FAMILY: Married with 3 fully grown children
HOBBIES: Lifting Weights, Grilling, Being with Family and Friends

3). Ministry of the Day: Character Connex - School Assembly programs for elementary students

4). Link of the Day: Wex - Legal Information Institutes Definition of Legal Terms online

5). Quote of the Day: 'T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.' - Clement Clarke Moore

6). Miscellaneous: Today is the National man made holiday of Festivus. It is also the birthday of Niels Kaj Jerne, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, in 1911. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that The Night Before Christmas was published anonymously.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday - Testimonies

1). Song of the Day: Crystal Aikin - Silent Night ♫

2). Blog Entry: Testimonies
- Recently, I had a chance to witness to a man at my gym. I was doing sit-ups nearby when I overhead him talking about an experience he had with a traveling evangelist. The evangelist parked behind him when he was trying to leave and hedged him in while they trying to witness to him. He was frustrated with their actions and told them that he didn't believe in God because of the tragedy in his life, and then called God some pretty bad names.
- I instantly felt the Holy Spirit nudge me to get involved. At first I thought I'd just pray for him, but I knew it wasn't enough. Then I convinced myself that I'd open up if the opportunity presented itself, but God reminded me that it already had. So I went to him and mentioned that I overhead the conversation. I apologized for the tragedy he's suffered, and for the overeagerness of the evangelist. I told him that I was a Christian, and though I have difficult times as well, I hadn't given up on God and maybe he shouldn't either. He mentioned that just a few short years ago he'd tried to recommit himself to God, and had several Bibles in his house. I didn't push too hard but it was obvious that he was reconsidering his position.
- God fills us with the Holy Spirit to be a witness for situations just like this. When you feel God nudge you in times like these, listen and respond; it's not a coincidence that these things happen when you are around.

3). Ministry of the Day: 1Month - Consider challenging your students/leaders to carry their Bible with them wherever they go for a solid month, maybe in January 2012?

4). Link of the Day: Barista Exchange - Hear from other 'Coffee' people about the best stuff in the business.

5). Quote of the Day: 'Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.' - Dale Evans

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Yule Day. It is also the birthday of Lady Bird Johnson, first Lady of the US, in 1912. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the Lincoln Tunnel opened to traffic in New York City in 1937.

#41, Final Church Devotions at Youth Camp 1, Lexington, June

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday - Leaders Corner


1). Song of the Day: Hawk Nelson - Hark the Herald Angels Sing ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner
- Ten ways a student benefits from small groups (from a dad's perspective)
1. Another significant adult is caring for them and cheering them on. 2. They are encouraged to grow spiritually on their own by someone other than mom/dad. 3. They find support during turbulent times in their life. 4. A caring presence at their sporting events or key activities. 5. Someone who is excited to see them at church. 6. Someone actually notices and misses them when they’re not at church or small group. 7. A caring friend leaves them affirming voice messages: “I was just thinking of you and wanted to let you know I think you’re the greatest.” 8. They can serve as a “neutral adult” who doesn’t freak-out over bad grades. 9. They have a “safe” person to talk to. 10. The small group leader becomes a tender, yet truthful voice when they need a little correcting.

3). Ministry of the Day: PK Network - Help the children of your pastor connect with other students like them across the country.

4). Link of the Day: War Child - A charity organization that raises funds to help the children impacted by war across the world.

5). Quote of the Day: 'Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.' - Calvin Coolidge

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Remember the Homeless Day. It is also the birthday of famous American actor Samuel L. Jackson from 1948. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620.

#44, K-Drama in Concert at Fine Arts, Lincoln, March

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday - Bible Trivia

1). Song of the Day: Francesca Battistelli - Be Born in Me ♫

2). Blog Entry: Bible Trivia
- Congratulations for KEVIN LIBBY for being the correct comment chosen at random as our winner from last week's Trivia. By commenting on Facebook, and because it was a double week challenge, he won $10. Great job Kevin.
- Here's the trivia for this week: How many Gospels mention the Christmas story of Jesus' birth?

3). Ministry of the Day: Kids Fire Bible - Check out this awesome resource for equipping our children with the powerful Word of God

4). Link of the Day: Custom Stamps - Sign your documents not only with your signature, but with a personalized stamp picture as well.

5). Quote of the Day: 'It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.' - Charles Dickens

6). Miscellaneous: Today is beginning of the observance of Hannukah. It is also the birthday of my brother Corey, a distinction he shares with King John III of Sweden from 1537. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the Louisiana Purchase was finalized in 1803.

#45, Celebrating a win at Youth Camp 1, Lexington, June

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday - Life Lessons

1). Song of the Day: Mat Kearney - Ships in the Night ♫

2). Blog Entry: Life Lessons
- Sometimes it pays to wait. My wife has some treats that she makes every year around Christmas. My favorite is Peanut Butter Balls. She has a new job this year that has kept her more busy than usual so she hadn't had a chance to make any yet.
- Soon we will see our relatives coming in from the East Coast to visit us for the holidays. They have been online recently requesting Kim to make some of the famous PB Balls. Finally, this weekend, the great baking event occurred. Though it was a long time waiting for them, they were incredible, better than I even remembered them. Maybe it's because I had to wait a little longer?

3). Ministry of the Day: NE Fine Arts - Check out the promotion materials for our NE Fine Arts event coming up next year March 30,31.

4). Link of the Day: Clicker - Free online TV

5). Quote of the Day: 'Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.' - Suzanne Somers

6). Miscellaneous: Today is Second Day of National Gluten-Free Baking Week. It is also the birthday of Jake Gyllenhaal, famous American actor, from 1980. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that George Washington entered his winter quarters at Valley Forge in 1777.

#50, Solomon visited Youth Camps, Lexington, June

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday - Leaders Profile

1). Song of the Day: Bethel Live - God I Look to You ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leaders Profile - Vicki Carini

POSITION - Youth/Children's Leader in Ainsworth
HISTORY - Nurse at Several Camps, CE Committee Member
FAMILY - Married to David with several children
HOBBIES - Taking care of her family, worship

3). Ministry of the Day: Eastern Convention Highlight - Check out the video of the highlights from our Eastern Youth Convention at Bellevue last month

4). Link of the Day: Dead Sea Scrolls - See the original texts in digital format

5). Quote of the Day: 'A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.' - Greta Scacchi

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Underdog Day. It is also the birthday of famous author Jane Austen 1775. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the last eruption of Mount Fuji occurred in 1707.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday - Testimonies

1). Song of the Day: Nicole Mullen - Holy Captivated ♫

2). Blog Entry: Testimonies
- My friend George is the DYD of a Spanish District in the south. Recently he told me about when he was a flight. The man in seated in front of him suddenly fainted. The attendants came in began to give him medical attention but he wasn't stabilizing and the situation became intense. George offered to pray for the man and they allowed him to. After he prayed the man was revived back to life and healed to complete health.

3). Ministry of the Day: NYM Calendar - Check out the upcoming events for 2012!

4). Link of the Day: 37 Signals - Frustration-free web-based apps for collaboration, sharing information, and making decisions.

5). Quote of the Day: 'Action is the real measure of intelligence.' - Napoleon Hill

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Cat Herders Day. It is also the birthday of the Roman Emperor Nero from 37 BC. Finally it is the anniversary of the day that the Bill of Rights became law in 1791.

#66, Flying high at the Mid-DayBlitz at Youth Camp 1, Lexington, June

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday - Leaders Corner

1). Song of the Day: Jamie Grace - You Lead ♫


3). Ministry of the Day: Winter STL Tour - Tonight we have a service at Omaha Christian Center at 6:30pm. We'd love to see you there!

4). Link of the Day: Page99 - Here, published and unpublished writers share their page 99s with readers like you. And you get to rate their writing (without knowing if it's published or who the author is). It's fast. Fun. Addictive.

5). Quote of the Day: 'I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.' - Dizzy Gillespie

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Monkey Day. It is also the birthday of Mike Durre (pastor in O'Neill, NE), a distinction he shares with Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan from 1009. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the country of Tanzania joined the United Nations in 1961.

#70, Pastor Julie and Brian praying for a student at Youth Camp 1, Lexington, June

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday - Bible Trivia

1). Song of the Day: Hillsong Live - Forever Reign ♫

2). Blog Entry: Bible Trivia
- Unfortunately, we didn't have a winner from last week's trivia so the question will carryover to this week with a $10 payout: How many prophets of Baal gathered to meet Elijah in 1 Kings 18?

3). Ministry of the Day: Life Force - Curriculum for Kids with a portion of each purchase going to Nebraska's BGMC.

4). Link of the Day: Tripping - This is your place to connect with travelers and locals for travel tips, shared cups of coffee and homestays in over 135 countries.

5). Quote of the Day: 'Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.'
- Thomas A. Edison

6). Miscellaneous: Today is the Middle of the International Human Rights Week. It is also the birthday of Platte Valley YFC Leader Joe Marino, a distinction he shares with Dick Van Dyke from 1925. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that US National Guard began in 1636.

#75, Eastern Convention Speaker Rod Whitlock in a Huskers jersey, Bellevue, November

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday - Life Lessons

1). Song of the Day: Bethel Music - Come to Me ♫

2). Blog Entry: Life Lessons
- It's important for us to enjoy the moment. This past weekend my daughter was in a play at the Grand Island Little Theater in GI, NE. The play was 'The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever' and Abby was one of the main characters named Gladys, who is also the Angel of the Lord. She had 6 different performances last week, and that was preceded by 2 1/2 months of practices 2 or 3 times a week. There was a wide collection of students involved in the play from all across the area. Many of them were new to Abby and she quickly became close friends with several.
- Yesterday afternoon was her last performance. I was able to go and she did a great job. Afterward, I left her with the cast to help tear down the set and have a final cast party. I came back a couple hours later and they were just finishing up the party. Abby jumped in the car to head home and she was very silent, not usual for my little girl. I asked her is she was OK and she said she had a great time the last few months in the play and she was sad because she was going to miss her new friends.
- I encouraged her that we'll get her involved in more plays in the future and she's probably going to see them again. She was excited for that and able to cheer up some. But I could tell she was sad that it was all over. There were times that it was tiring, difficult, she got a rash from the makeup - but it was all worth it and she can't wait to do it again.
- Don't complain about the busyness of your life, because it will soon be gone - learn to enjoy the moment!

3). Ministry of the Day: Central Bible College - a great Christian college option for your students, in Springfield, MO.

4). Link of the Day: RestWise - Monitor your rest and achieve great energy for your day.

5). Quote of the Day: 'The difference between Creator and created is incomparable.' -Cyril of Alexandria

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Poinsettia Day and the Global Day of Prayer. It is also the birthday of Harvey Macklin (NE AG minister/military chaplain in Virginia), a distinction he shares with popular celebrity Frank Sinatra, from 1915. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the First Crusade occurred in 1098, in an effort by Western Christianity to 'convert' Muslims.

#79, The BMC Dance crew at Eastern Convention, Bellevue, November

Friday, December 9, 2011

Leader Profile - Allen McDaniel

1). Song of the Day: All Sons and Daughters - Reason to Sing ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leader Profile - Allen McDaniel
POSITION - Youth Leader in Cozad, NE
HISTORY - Army Veteran, Student at UNK
FAMILY - Married to Vallerie, with two kids
HOBBIES - Hanging out with his family, helping others

3). Ministry of the Day: Western Convention Highlight Video - Check out a snapshot of the great moments from our convention last month in Gering, NE with Jacob Jester and Orphan's Cry

4). Link of the Day: England Master's Commission - Check out this highlight video of a day in the life of a Master's Commission student in Europe, a program that one of our PK's (Jordan from Omaha) is involved in.

5). Quote of the Day: 'When I perform, it's very personal. I'm sharing things I like, inviting the audience into my room.' - Andy Kaufman

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Salesperson Day. It is also the birthday of Kirk Douglas, American Actor, from 1916. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the first YMCA in North America was established in Canada in 1851.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday - Testimonies

1). Song of the Day: Dara Maclean - Suitcases ♫

2). Blog Entry: Testimonies
- We apologize that we didn't get a blog entry yesterday
- Recently, youth pastor Mike Maroney from North Platte was getting a haircut. He had formerly been on staff at Trinity Bible College, youth pastored in Valentine, and senior pastored in Mullen, only an hour north of NP. As he was getting his haircut from the hair stylist, suddenly she mentioned to him that he looked familiar and she had seen him before. They found out that she was from Mullen and she had gone to a funeral and a wedding that he had performed in town. When she was a kid, she had gone to the church where he pastored later on. He asked her if she still went to church, and she said it had been about 10 years. After mentioning that she enjoyed church as a kid, he asked her if she thought her young children would enjoy it as well. He invited her to church and looks to see her there later this weekend. The amazing thing about this is that when Mike pastored in Mullen, it was a difficult time. He admitted that many times he wonders how much good he did there. And then he has a 'God moment' where he reaches out to someone from that time period in his life in need. God used Mike to minister to her, and her to minister to Mike as well.

3). Ministry of the Day: Winter STL Tour - Come visit us as we travel across Nebraska over the next few months challenging students and leaders to give to Speed the Light Missionaries in 2012.

4). Link of the Day: KnowApp - Keep stats on anything

5). Quote of the Day: 'No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.' - Abraham Lincoln

6). Miscellaneous: Today is the middle of National Hand-Washing Awareness Week. It is also the birthday of Derik Buescher (NE Chi Alpha Missionary to Wyoming College), a distinction he shares with the Roman Poet Horace from 65 BC. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt uttered the famous 'day of infamy' speech in response to the Attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II in 1941.

#96, The busy exhibit's area at Eastern Convention, Bellevue, November

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday - Bible Trivia

1). Song of the Day: Hillsong - Born is the King ♫

2). Blog Entry: Bible Trivia
- Congratulations to LARISSA for being the correct comment chosen at random from last week's Bible Trivia. She is now up to $46 in prize earnings - way to go!
- Here's the $5 trivia for this week: How many prophets of Baal gathered to meet Elijah in 1 Kings 18?

3). Ministry of the Day: Nebraska Royal Rangers - Check out their page online, and look ahead to their winter pow-wow Feb 10th and 11th, 2012.

4). Link of the Day: HomeAway - Search the homes in your preferred destination, refine your search, and contact multiple owners to confirm availability.

5). Quote of the Day: The best Godly leaders are just the best God followers! - Toby Schneckloth

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Miners Day. It is also the birthday of Ira Gershwin, famous American Lyricist, from 1896. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that NASA revealed photos confirming the presence of water on Mars in 2006.

#102, Nate and Shane in a sermon illustration at Youth Camp 2, Lexington, June

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday - Life Lessons

1). Song of the Day: Jars of Clay - God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman ♫

2). Blog Entry: Life Lessons
- This past weekend, we received our first snowfall of the winter season in Grand Island, NE. Nothing makes me feel more in the Christmas spirit than a new bit of snow. Late in the afternoon, I went outside and began to shovel the snow from my driveway. I've done it every year without any problem, and this year was no different. In fact, my son Eric came out and helped me with much of it; an added blessing!
- I woke up early Sunday morning to prepare to lead worship at church and my body ached. As I stretched out, I noticed a lot of pain in my lower back. I had shoveled for years without any problem, but this year it caught up to me. As I get older, buying a snowblower is becoming more of a reasonable option.
- In time, things change. We must prepare for the change accordingly, or get used to having a sore back.

3). Ministry of the Day: California AIM Trip 2012 - Check out the info to join us on a trip to minister at the LA Dream Center in late May.

4). Link of the Day: One Page Per Day - Read one page of your favorite book online

5). Quote of the Day: 'You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.' - Martin Luther

6). Miscellaneous: Today is International Ninja Day. It is also the birthday of Patty Durre (pastor's wife in O'Neill, NE), a distinction she shares with Martin van Buren, 8th US President, from 1782. Finally it is the anniversary of the day that a gunman shot down visitors to Westroads Mall in Omaha in 2007.

#106, Climbing the 'Killer Hill' out of Chappell on the Missions Bike Ride, September

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday - Leader's Profile

1). Song of the Day: Demon Hunter - Life War ♫

2). Blog Entry: Leader's Profile - Joel Loutzenhiser
POSITION: Youth/Children's leader at Word of Life Church in O'neill
HISTORY: Graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, MO
FAMILY: Single, Father is a pastor in the district
HOBBIES: Sports, Huskers, Hanging with Family, Teaching at the School

3). Ministry of the Day: Christ's Place Worship Album - Check out the new songs from Michael King and the Lincoln Christ's Place Worship team on I-tunes

4). Link of the Day: Allergy Eats - Locate or rate a restaurant based on its level of "allergy friendliness."

5). Quote of the Day: 'Only a life lived for others is worth living.' -Albert Einstein

6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Special Education Day. It is also the birthday of famous Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers, from 1983. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that John Brown was hanged in 1859 for his raid on Harper's Ferry.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday - Testimonies

1) Song of the Day: O Holy Night ♫

2). Blog Entry: Testimonies
- Last night, we held our first STL rally for the $180,000 of projects we need to raise in 2012. It was a different format than we've done in the past, doing a series of Wednesday nights from Nov-Feb. My youth alive director and myself do an illustrated sermon in which we visit each of the countries where we have a project for next year. We discuss our missionaries and the challenges they will face in these different cultures. We had about 75 people there and everyone made personal goals for what they want to give next year. It was an incredible night, and special thanks to Mark Rose and Tim Lillard for helping us host the event at Victory Road Church in Norfolk, NE.

3). Ministry of the Day: Siouxland Sectional STL Rally for 2012 - Check out photos from last night's event in Norfolk, NE

4). Link of the Day: Drive Safely - The App to Stop Distracted Driving

5). Quote of the Day: 'And some places you been before are so great that you don't ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don't ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the Winter.' - Morgan Freeman

6). Miscellaneous: Today is World Aids Day. It is also the birthday of Louis VI of France from 1081. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the Aids virus was officially recognized in 1981.

#122 - Praying with Bud from Kimball to start the Missions Bike Ride across NE, September