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Brazil blessings

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Greetings from Brazil! We pray that each and every one reading this is well and standing firm in the Lord as we venture into 2023! We are currently working on a newsletter but, in the meantime, here are a few highlights from 2022: Help for the Hungry—Prayer for the Hurting—Hope for LostHello everyone! 2022 was […]

January Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Caroline*,  a retired high school Spanish teacher, speaks both English and Spanish fluently.  On three occasions she has assisted with special weekends of spiritual emphasis and teaching inside the county jail.  She and her husband have contributed money to help purchase Spanish language Bibles for men and women in the jail. Caroline participated in a […]

Miami YFC: Our Soul Purpose, Chris’ Story

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I was born Christopher Miller-Gonzalez in Hartford, Connecticut and moved to Miami when I was 6 years old. I grew up with Cuban immigrant parents and my younger sister, until my parents separated when I was about 10 years old. Growing up, my mom would often attend the Jehovah Witness church. I never felt any […]

November Newsletter- Brazil

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Nov 2020 Newsletter We have so many things to be thankful for and we’d love to share some of them with you! Take a look at what’s been happening here in Brazil…. Blessings, Pete & Jodi

November Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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In our October newsletter we asked you to pray about our plan to give Good News Comic and Four Fantastic Facts (children’s evangelistic booklets) along with a tasty treat to “trick or treaters” on Oct. 31st.  We ordered 50 booklets, not expecting to need even that many. As it turned out, however, God provided a […]

Miami YFC: Our Soul Purpose

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Johnny Cash. Blue jeans. Rallies. Stevie Wonder. Bell-bottoms. The Haunted House. Madonna. Grunge. DCLA. These words define different eras of youth culture and Miami YFC’s 72-year history.  New words will dominate our current students’ memories, but there’s one thing that won’t change: our sole purpose of leading kids to Jesus through authentic, Christ-sharing relationships (or, […]

Miami YFC: “If It Wasn’t For You Guys”


Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, problems in inner-city Miami persist and overwhelm our youth.  Missed meals are adding up, food pantry lines are long, and bills are overdue. The Department of Juvenile Justice brought all programing and volunteer efforts to a halt as part of slowing the spread, which has made it difficult for us to […]

October Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Have you ever struggled with the question of whether or not gospel tracts for children are appropriate and effective?   Please consider the following unsolicited testimonial from a man who contacted our Cru Resources office to ask a question and to share his story.      How long has this Good News comic book tract been in […]

Miami YFC: Reckless Love

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In May 2018, Falone woke to screaming and gunshots.  She followed the commotion outside, where she saw a body on the ground. It took her a second to realize it was her brother, Marcus.  Her mother was frozen in the doorway, crying, hugging Falone’s niece and nephew.  “So much of the day is a blur,” […]

Nicaragua: A Devotional Thought…

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Good morning church family.  I hope this short devotional encourages you today!  Last week, I was moved to tears as I read the story of the blind man in John chapter 9.  I was surprised because it wasn’t the healing, or the man testifying before the Pharisees that struck me.  It was what Jesus did […]

August Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Pastor Farrell Isenberg has been meeting with a group of pastors in his community (Owensboro, KY) .  One of the pastors leads a church that is about half African-American and half Caucasian.    The group has been discussing race relations and have brainstormed ways they could work together as a living example to their community that […]

Checking in- Brazil

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Greeting from Brazil! Well, the year 2020 has proven itself to be chaotic, to say the least. Everyone’s lives have been turned upside down to where there seems to be no more “normal”. With this came mistrust, misinformation, desperation, fear and hopelessness. THANKFULLY we have a good, good Father at whose feet we can lay […]

Miami YFC: Tough as Nails?

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While the pandemic rages on, we are taking a moment to look back and celebrate some pre-pandemic God moments.  Enjoy this story about our Project Dade youth! Every month, I get to spend time with the Project Dade crew – 10-15 boys who are on probation and choose to come to our life skills classes.  […]

Miami YFC Alumni Story: Seeing God in a Tulip

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Vivianna was always willing to lend a helping hand, but we hardly ever heard her voice. She attended Campus Life for two school years before she was willing to share anything about her life. Unbeknownst to us, Vivianna had an unexpected death occur in her family that left her angry with God. We knew she […]

July Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

Dr. Carlos Tuma emailed our Cru Resources office from Argentina in November 2018.  He requested information regarding evangelistic materials to use at  the Miami Marathon just two months later.  As I emailed  back and forth with him, we worked out a plan.  Dr. Tuma paid for us to ship 2,000 copies of The Four Spiritual Laws booklets […]

Making BIG moves!

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  Close your eyes and imagine your life without Jesus. What would your life look like if you were never taken to church by your parents? What if your friend never invited you to church or told you about Jesus? What would it look like if your only hope for this world was in your […]

“I Was Just Tryna Check On You”

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Chaos. Worry. Uncertainty. Three words that sum up what COVID-19 has brought many of us in our lives. Uncertainty probably does it the most for me. What’s going on with the kids? Are they doing their online schoolwork? How do we get in contact with them? What’s their IG (Instagram) name? I worry about them […]

This is How We P.I.V.O.T. 💥

April & May 2020 View this email in your browser GONZALEZ NEWSLETTER “Thank you for joining me through this. You’ve been a very big help to me throughout freshmen year. I really look up to you. You’ve done amazing things. I’m excited for where God will lead us and I’m excited for the future and […]

May Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Our oldest granddaughter, Anna (12), has been learning to use a sewing machine. Earlier this year she created a really beautiful apron for Betty’s birthday.   More recently she created colorful face masks for us to wear to the grocery store and other essential places. Actually, the need for face masks has opened an unexpected door […]

Nicaragua: Building a Bridge…

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We have known Doña Irene for over 20 years now.  She has worked with us off and on over the years in different ways at Quinta Havilah (Open Hearts headquarters, where we live and host teams that come to work with us in ministry).  Last month, she asked us to help her build a bridge.  […]

May Newsletter

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Ending the year strong with Cru at Purdue! My team and I put together one last virtual weekly meeting where our seniors got to share some of what God did in their lives through Cru at Purdue. We had 75 students join in! In Cru we have a vision for seeing every student sent as […]

Physical Distancing, Not Social Distancing

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There’s been a lot of talk about “social distancing” during this whole Coronavirus pandemic, but it seems like that’s the wrong term. Maybe “physical distancing” would be more appropriate. Although we must distance ourselves physically from others in order to stop the spread of this disease, it has given us the opportunity to connect with […]

Pandemic & Ministry in Brazil

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Greetings from Brazil! As practically everyone else in the world we too are hunkering down and taking precautionary measures to keep ourselves and those that we minister to safe. Brazil is trying to cope but they are very under equipped in the health sector and there are many who don’t grasp the severity of this […]

Nicaragua: Club Esperanza adjustments for Corona Virus…

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We are doing well down here in Nicaragua and we wanted to give all of our friends and supporters an update on how things are going at Club Esperanza with COVID19 being a worldwide pandemic.  We just finished Semana Santa (Spring Break for Easter) and our schools are scheduled to re-open in Nicaragua next week.  […]

Miami YFC Going Virtual!

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We’re Going Virtual! Dear friends, This is an unprecedented time in world history – a global pandemic is stretching across the globe, closing schools and businesses, forcing everyone inside. We at Miami YFC pray that you are healthy and that you are protecting yourself and your family from infection. Our theme in this season is “replace, […]

April Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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The woman on the other end of the line was clearly distressed.  Her two daughters were packed and ready to go.  In cooperation with another mission agency, the girls’ Cru campus ministry group was scheduled to fly to Central America that night to participate in a spring break mission trip. But word had just come […]

Nicaragua: Farrington Family Spring Newsletter

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Below is a digital version of our Spring Newsletter.  We share some of the current activities down here, some fun family happenings, and also the ways that the Corona Virus is affecting us in Nicaragua…check it out below. Thank you church family for your continued prayers and support for our family! Chris & Krista Farrington

Coronavirus in Brazil

Dear prayer partners, During this time of craziness due to the Coronavirus we ask that you please keep in prayer all the downtrodden, poor, sickly, uneducated masses who don’t stand a chance against such a cruel virus nor have the means to “self-isolate” or even buy the basic supplies to keep them safe….. Alexandre Pires […]

Miami YFC: 2020 Vision


When I first met Stephanie, I could tell two things: 1) like most middle schoolers, she was a little insecure, and 2) she wasn’t a “girly-girl.” As a matter of fact, she identified as gay, always had her hair pulled back in a short pony tail, and wore big, baggy clothes. As I got to […]

March Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

Shelly* grew up in a family that was loosely involved with church.  She had a prayer book and a Bible, but they were written in Old English and she couldn’t understand them.  Describing herself as a “good girl,” Shelly wanted to please her parents, but she was not really pursuing God. When she went away […]

Miami YFC: All It Takes is a Donut


I first met Markus as he was coming out of a cell in at the Miami Dade Regional Detention Center. He was 16 years old and quiet. I wasn’t sure if he was quiet because it was his first time being detained or because that just happened to be his nature.  It turns out he […]

Brazil- Rainy days and baptisms


Greetings from Brazil! 2020 has started off with a bang and it looks like we’ll be kept very busy this year! Activities, events, baptisms, all taking place already plus we have an almost full mission team schedule for this year. Many teams will be coming to help us hand-in-hand in the favelas as well as […]

Nicaragua: Night To Shine!

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A huge special thank you to The Tim Tebow Foundation who puts on Night To Shine prom all around the world in over 34 countries at over 700 churches…and a big thank you to Vida Abundante Church who made it happen in Nicaragua this year!!!  We were so thankful that a group of our kids from Club Esperanza were invited guests […]

January Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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When we first moved to Miami, FL, (January 1988) we rented an apartment while we were house hunting.  Six months later, on a sweltering day in the middle of July, it was time to pack up the apartment and move to the house.  We will never forget that our new church friend, Joe Molina, showed […]

Merry Christmas- Brazil

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We are incredibly thankful for the blessings of 2019 and look forward to what the Lord has in store for 2020! Merry Christmas to all and may you be blessed with a healthy New Year!!- Much love, Pete & Jodi 

Changed lived for Jesus

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During the past 12 months I have had the privilege of participating in two mission trips; one to Guatemala with Filters of Hope and one to the Ocean City, New Jersey summer beach project. Both trips transformed the lives of Purdue students. Hear about it straight from the students themselves… “A week is an incredibly […]

Nicaragua: Christmas has begun….

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We had a wonderful time together last Friday with our extended family of Casa Havilah and Casa Robles. Officially the first Christmas party of our year! This past year has been full of life, new things, salvation and ups and downs as well. God is so good and we celebrated each of these children we […]

Touching Miami with Love’s children are trusting God!

At this year’s Thanksgiving Showcase, we had a packed house at our Overtown site as parents and relatives gathered for dinner and a show. We host this event as an opportunity to get to build stronger bonds with our families outside and bless our community with a memorable meal as Amanda, our Spiritual Formation Director […]

Nicaragua: Rescue Home News…Good News!

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What a great day over Thanksgiving Week!  In our lives as Christians many of us remember our baptisms very fondly as an important part of our journey in faith.  Yesterday Fredder and Denis were baptized in the pool here at the Buzbees.  It was so awesome and we were so blessed to participate! These boys […]

Miami YFC: I Have a Confession To Make…


I have a confession to make. I have been asking you for the wrong things! In order for Youth for Christ to reach teenagers with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, I have been asking you to volunteer and donate. I have made the practical needs paramount and I have barely mentioned our dire and […]

Nicaragua: Please pray for Angelica

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Mama Angelica (who is the house mom at our boys rescue home Casa Robles) was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in the late spring. It was a really harsh diagnoses to hear, as you can imagine. She found the lump in an annual mammogram and the biopsy showed it was cancerous and fairly large. […]

October Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

“Hi!  Can you give me a brief update on CRU that I can pass on to the mission team?” This email request came from our “champion” on our local church’s mission committee.  Here are the broad strokes of what we shared with him, plus a little extra information. A thoughtful perusal of 24 days of […]

A New School Year Begins!!!

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Your financial and prayer partnership is making an eternal difference in the lives of these sweet students! I thank you for your dedication and perseverance for the sake of the gospel!  

What Are You Hungry For?

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As we walk with students, athletes, and ministry leaders in their spiritual formation, at some point, the topic of sexuality comes up. And, more often than not, the question above leads to deep conversations of…

Miami YFC: “I Want It!”


One of my absolute privileges is getting to work with Glenn, who has been with YFC for over 30 years.  This month, he shared his joy over going in the detention center with us in our newsletter.   If you don’t receive our newsletter but would like to, please call our main office – 305.271.2442 – […]

Impact Takes Years

Touching Miami with Love is all impact. Long term impact. The kind that takes years and years. From seeing children learn to read,  moving into middle school and discovering their faith, to walking through college and career planning with youth in their senior year–we love watching our TML kids grow up. We love listing the […]

Brazil- post experience in 2020

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Participating in post can be a life changing experience! We host international teams throughout the year and the impact, especially on high school to college age kids, is incredible. We now have a 23-year-old young woman arriving tomorrow to permanently live and work with us as a full-time missionary! She started coming here on her […]

Miami YFC: God Answers Prayer!

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Even though we’ve been back from camp for 2 months, we are still celebrating the many ways we saw God at work.  Mari shared how she got to see God work in her own life as a camper, and now in her friends’ and students’ lives. Camp is really close to my heart because a […]

September Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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In August a long-time friend from Los Angeles emailed, “Do you know where my friend Sandra can get Bibles in Croatian and Slovakian?  Even Gospel tracts might work as well.  Sandra wants to take them with her on a trip next month.” Although we have nothing to offer in Slovakian, Betty and I still have […]

Nicaragua: Christ Journey Summer Finale…

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This post is a few weeks over do…..but what a finale to our summer we had with our church family from Miami!  As everyone’s school year is starting up I thought it would be a fun blog post to share pictures and stories from the ending of our summer days down here…we love our church […]

Miami YFC: An Atheist Gets Her Christmas Wish

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If I could choose one word to describe this summer it would be “WOW”! The Hip-Hop Catalyst team is in awe of God and the work He has done in the lives and hearts of our students. Angel participated in our after-school program the entire school year. She loved the Hip-Hop classes and activities but […]

Visits and updates on Brazil

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Hello everyone, This has been a wonderful and crazy month for us as we are currently in the U.S. visiting family, friends, and supporters. When I say “we” I mean Pete, myself, and two of our three adopted daughters (sadly, the third was denied an entry visa for this trip). Our oldest daughter, Jessica, and […]

August Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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The middle of July was a whirlwind of activity as we prepared to fly to Colorado for Cru19, the biennial gathering of all U.S. Cru staff members at Colorado State University. Once we arrived on campus on July 19, things didn’t slow down.  We stayed busy going to main sessions in Moby Gym, as well […]

Honduras Women’s Mission Team: Days 1-3

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The Honduras Women’s Team has been teaching and praying with dozens of ladies in several villages in the Agalta Valley for the past three days. We have shared the hope of Jesus and the truth that we are daughters of our Heavenly Father, in whom we can place our trust and identity.  Eight village women […]

YFC Camp: Where Everything Changes!

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Some of you may remember Angel, who asked for a YFCamp trip for Christmas! Well, she’s no longer alone – we have five students who want to go to YFCamp, “where everything changes.” This will be our first year taking kids to camp, starting next week on July 27. We have already fundraised with students […]

Sun, Sand, and Spiritual Convos!

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I had the awesome privilege of spending six weeks in Ocean City, New Jersey for a Cru summer mission where 80 students and 35 staff joined to deepen our walks with Jesus and share the good news of the gospel to the surrounding area! Below are just some highlights from all that God did in […]

Nicaragua: A new home for a hard working friend!

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Don Horadio has been working at Ruby Ranch as part of the full time staff that maintains the Ranch year round for over seven years now…pretty much since the beginning of the ranch.  His house had gone into disrepair and was starting to fall down….because God is huge, just last month he and his wife […]

July Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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“A Blast from the Past” – (From a previous Cru Staff Conference in Colorado several years ago) Leaving Moby Gym after the morning session, we began weaving our way through the throng of fellow Cru staff members.  Our friend and former Cru teammate Michele leaned close and whispered, “Betty, see that girl over there in […]

Camp, Cancer and Church

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Carlos came to YFCamp last year because his friend invited him.  That was the main reason. He definitely did not come to camp because he cared about God – in fact, he was pretty closed off to God in general. At YFCamp, Carlos met Daniel, one of our Campus Life Site Directors.  Daniel and Carlos […]

Brazil- “Generational Curses”


We have been very busy this week hosting a team of fifteen people who came to work alongside of us in the favelas AND help with some pretty major roof reconstruction on our home. It has been a VERY blessed week and I’d like to share with you Day #1, from a team members perspective:

Perfect Excuse to Get Out of the House!

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At our City Life KIX site, 16 year-old Cham’s nickname is “the Mayor of Homestead” because everywhere he goes people know him and want to say hi. He is tender with the children he serves at KIX Club, making jokes, playing basketball, and living as an example of a godly young man from their neighborhood. […]

Nicaragua: Farrington Family Spring Newsletter

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We would like to share with you our most recent newsletter.  We are so thankful for Christ Journey Church’s support and continued prayers for our family as missionaries and the ministries we operate. God Bless from Nicaragua!  – Chris & Krista Farrington

CRU Destino @ UCF: year one done!

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Freshman Year: Although I am not a student, I suppose you can say I just finished my freshman year at the University of Central Florida. Like many students who finish their first year in this new environment, it brings me to a time of reflection. I lived in a new city, had roommates for the first […]

East Asia: we’re having a baby!

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Hello Christ Journey Family! It has been a whirlwind of a semester and some time since I last wrote you. In this time as usual we have blessings and prayer requests to share. I should go ahead and share the big news, that Maggie and I are going to have a baby! We are so […]

May newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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“Sir, I have never believed in God before.  Is it okay to ask for His help now?  Will He hear me?”  A young Marine recruit posed this question to Cru staff member Dave Eatman one Sunday morning at Parris Island, SC (Marine Corps Recruit Depot).  The young man had not grown up in a Christian […]

InterVarsity: Empowered for Life

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God is REAL, Jesus is REAL, Holy Spirit is REAL This is the conclusion we all came to at our April retreat, Empowered. The five students pictured above all came in knowing and believing in God, but at Empowered they were given opportunity after opportunity to experience him in ways many of them never had – and it was AWESOME! When we practiced listening […]

Greetings from Brazil!

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Greetings from Brazil! In our day-to-day routine it’s easy to get caught up in the “busyness” of it all. So many overwhelming needs, prayer matters, physical work, projects, family time, etc that we need to keep our focus on Him. The verse Psalm 46:10 came to mind…..

Juvenile Justice Ministries: John’s Story


I am grateful for every volunteer who gives even an hour of their time to YFC.  In addition to saving us $156,633 a year, they also make a life-time of difference in a child’s life. Nowhere is that more true than in our Juvenile Justice Ministry.  The men and women who go into detention programs and […]

April Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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When our girls were moving through those “tween” years toward adolescence, we kept our eyes and ears open, eager to learn from other Christian families how to help prepare Ruth Ann and Angela to stay on course with the Lord for the long haul.  A seasoned Campus Crusade for Christ staff couple offered the following […]

From Bondage to Alcohol, to Freedom Through Living Water

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The Filter is the Excuse. Jesus is the Reason.  “Are you the one who has the problem with alcohol in the family?” Luke looked back at me with wide eyes, surprised at the brashness of my question, but I assured him it needed to be asked. Luke asked my question again, this time directed toward […]

Guatemala Middle School 2019: Day 6

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Today was a great day for the group as whole as it was the first time the construction team was able to join the core group and serve together at the Malnutrition Center. In the morning a small group went over the near by senior center to spend some time bringing joy and the good […]

Dominican Republic Students 2019: Day 6

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Hey ya’ll, it’s Ari and Xochitl and today was the last day with the children of El Carrizal. Waking up this morning was pleasant. We have been the only girls to go up to the rooftop every morning of this post trip, and as usual did it this morning as well. Looking at the sun […]

Ecuador Men’s Team: Day 5

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Our days have been FULL of activities from morning to night. We have been treated like Kings! There has been such spirit of welcoming us into the community and serving us sooo many things! We have now been to two incredible restaurants and been served so much good food, cooked and served by Margarita. She […]

Miami YFC Update: “Don’t Get Your Hopes Up”

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We met Kara last February when South Miami’s club launched, but she’d already been on a YFC Core prayer list* since October. Her best friend Jenny has been praying for her since 2014 and was excited when Kara started attending club weekly! When I let Jenny know that I wanted to sponsor Kara to go […]

Colombia Students 2019: Day 5

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Today was the most powerful day of the mission trip for the majority of the students. We started off with a morning of worship in the bus on the way to the school. All of the students sang in harmony while catching a glimpse of the beautiful mountains. When we arrived at the school many […]

Ecuador Men’s Team 2019: Day 4

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Today was filled with trials and triumphs! Our team continued the work of welding window frames for the new school of Amor y Esperanza. We are teaching and learning alongside a group of talented men from the community.  

Seniors take Guatemala: Day 5

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Greetings from Guate, Bienvenidos a nuestro blog. Prepárate, it’s been quite the day. Somos Katia y Kaylee (aka the post blog dream team). Please check out our posts from the previous three years if you don’t believe us. Now on to today… It was a typical start to the morning: a firm bang on our […]

Guatemala Middle School 2019: Day 5

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Hey y’all! Pastor Andrew here! I’ve been at the malnutrition center, Colonia Infantil, for most of the week. I’ve had the opportunity to bounce around in the 2-6 year old classes. I’ve been so happy with the hearts of our students and adults. They have both displayed such servant hearts on this trip. One of […]

Dominican Republic Students 2019: Day 5

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This morning the boys finally got an early start at 5:30 and joined Jimmy, one of our One More Child leaders, in an early morning workout. 150 push-ups later, we enjoyed another delightful breakfast prepared by Ivelisse, our wonderful housekeeper from One More Child. The breakfast today included fried queso blanco, eggs, sausage, and fruit. […]

Colombia Students 2019: Day 4

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Today was a very important time in my life. We started off in the school to teach them about the gospel in different ways for the first time. In my life I never experienced this with children. I was able to interact with all children and enjoy time with them. I genuinely felt incredible knowing […]

Guatemala Middle School 2019: Day 4

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The Guatemala Middle School team members spent their day either caring for children in the malnutrition center or helping to construct a latrine and shower for a local family. We are thankful to One More Child for the opportunity to join them in their mission to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of […]

Guatemala Seniors 2019: Day 4

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Hola a todos! Amanda and Bailey here, coming to you live from San Antonio Huista, Guatemala! The day started with a delicious breakfast and then by the good grace of God we managed to stay on schedule. By 8:30, we were in our cars and trekking up the mountain to the community of El Pajal. […]

Dominican Republic Students 2019: Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4! At 6:30 A.M., we had eggs, bacon, potatoes covered in cheese, and tropical fruits for breakfast. Around 7:30, we departed for the site to get the day started. In the morning we fed the younger kids to make sure they’re well-nourished. Following that, some of us continued the home visits while […]

Ecuador Men’s Team 2019: Day 3

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Today being the 3rd day some of us are feeling the effects of altitude and a few differences including missing our families but the work as proof of love of our living Christ pours from us on unknown friends and family is very important it’s way more than just words !! At arrival on site […]

Colombia Students 2019: Day 3

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Good Morning, Yesterday (day 3) we visited the wonderful mountain of Mozarate and the view was magnificent! We went inside the sanctuary and hundreds of people stood and were glorifying the Lord. We then went up the mountain where all the students used their pesos to purchase all kinds of souvenirs and clothing. After leaving […]

Ecuador Men’s Team 2019: Day 2

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We are on our way back to the hotel and day two has been an amazing experience. We came to Ecuador to serve at Amor y Esperanza to help this organization advance the opening of their school. Many of us thought we were coming to fill others with hope and joy through our actions but not […]

Guatemala Seniors: Day 3

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Greetings America del Norte, Our first day in El Pajal was nothing less than eventful. A day that began with an awe-inspiring (albeit slightly nauseating) trek upwards through the mountainous terrain of Guatemala consisted of unforgettable conversations and interactions with loving locals. Waking at the crack of dawn, to the sound of David Camacho’s beautiful […]

Guatemala Middle School 2019: Day 3

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Today was really good with the senior citizens. We played with them and they were super involved and loved the games we played with them. They were amazingly grateful for us going there and reminded us not to forget them. They hadn’t had a mission team in a really long time so, they really enjoyed […]

Dominican Republic Students 2019: Day 3

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Day 3 RECAP! This morning, a delicious traditional Dominican breakfast was served at 6:30 AM, just a little difficult for us high-schoolers. Following breakfast, we had our devotionals that was by led by freshman boy, Caleb Harris. We spoke about what we’re grateful for, any fears or anxieties we felt that morning, how we can […]

Ecuador Men’s Team 2019: Day 1

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We started the day with a visit to the site where our work will begin, we also had a chance to visit the Equator where my mind was blown away with the power of God through His creation of our earth. After we shared an amazing Ecuadorian home-cooked meal, we had our Devotional time with […]

Nicaragua: New faces at Casa Robles

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We want to introduce you to Samael and Elery.  As this year started we had a visitor come to the gate asking to speak with Don Michael (Krista’s dad).  It was a mother asking for help.  She was desperate and was not able to care for her two sons anymore.  The situation in Nicaragua has […]

Colombia Students 2019: Day 2

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Today we went to a small church and led worship in English and Spanish. We met the pastor and his kids and it was an instant connection with everyone! They all welcomed us as we engaged with the kids of the Venezuelan refugees. We were able to connect with each one of the kids and […]

Guatemala Middle School: Days 1 & 2

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The first day of the middle school Guatemala mission trip was great! We arrived at the airport safely, drove an hour and a half out to the One More Child center, and settled in for the night. Once we woke up the next morning, we drove out to a coffee plantation in Antigua and had […]

Guatemala Seniors 2019: Greetings From Guatemala

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Greetings from San Antonio Huista, Guatemala! We are so excited and blessed to be here and to be able to share our Day 1 and 2 experiences with you… Our flight went smoothly and wonderfully. No member of our team sat alone and the whole ride solely consisted of jokes, laughs, and amazing biscotti. We […]

Dominican Republic Students 2019: Day 2

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Day two recap lets gooo!! Today was nothing short of incredible, as predicted. Deanna, our leader from One More Child, gave us the opportunity to sleep in a little bit this morning, and I think the extra hour was appreciated by all. We enjoyed a yummy breakfast, followed by a powerful morning devo led by […]

Christ Journey welcomes:

Jim Burns

Guest Speaker Jim Burns, Best-Selling Marriage & Family Author, joins our Family Made series this weekend! Attend in-person or online.

This Sunday
June 11th - 9:30am & 11am