Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Outreach Weekend

So this weekend was the biggest weekend I've had since coming to Clovis Hills. It was our big Christmas Program. We had three services and the whole thing was about sharing the gospel through drama, music and dance. Every element made up one big story and was interspersed with Pastor Steve tying it together with short mini-messages. It was pretty cool. We had 40 people renew their commitment to Jesus, and 20 people made a decision to follow Christ for the first time! Not to mention that there was a children's service and 33 kids came to Christ! It was such a cool thing to be a part of. There were a ton of volunteers who made it possible, from musicians and actors to the people who prepared food for us. Praise God for an amazing weekend.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Funny shirt of the week

I was pretty good about putting one of these up every week for a while and have since gotten off track. Well, the funny shirt of the week is back. Merry Christmas!

I'm still alive

When I was in LA at school, if I went a long time without dropping my parents a note or phone call or something, I'd inevitably get an email from my mom asking, and I quote, "are you alive?" That would be the entire email. No, "how ya doin'" no, "do you need money." Just "are you alive." Well, yes, I'm alive. I've gotten a little lazy when it comes to blogging, but it's probably because we are in the middle of the Christmas season and since people go to church during Christmas, it means I'm working a lot, particularly on our three evangelistic services this weekend. Here are some pictures of the set (sorry for the quality, I took them on my phone, which possibly makes them cooler. I love my phone): I'm going to be honest, I really love my job. I'm sure there are those of you who think I'm sucking up to my boss, but she probably doesn't read this anyway. I really love what we're doing. I'm getting to be creative in ways I never have before. I'm writing, I'm getting better at the guitar, though there are some that may disagree with that, and I'm still in the middle of ministry, which is awesome. In two weeks we saw 8 people come to Christ! Who comes to Christ at church? Well apparently, people at Clovis Hills do. It's awesome! Unbelievable musicians, an opportunity for me to grow and develop into a great worship leader, a chance to connect with guys in the band and with young couples at our church and in the midst of it, people are coming to know Jesus. How cool is that? So in the absence of something cool to write or a funny video to show, I'm sucking up. Sorry. Maybe I'll have something better to post in the near future. Pray for us this weekend, that a whole bunch of people would meet Jesus for the first time at our big outreach weekend.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Simplicity of Leading Worship

So it's Christmas time and we're preparing for our big outreach weekend and it's been a lot of work. I'm really excited and think it's going to be great, but I'm really missing just leading worship. I'm working out of my weaknesses, doing mostly administrative stuff, and want really badly to be leading Clovis Hills in some songs of praise. I guess I'll just have to wait till January. But if you're in Clovis in 2007, you should come check us out. It's gonna be fantastic!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Back in LA

so our friends, Christa and Abe, just popped out their third kid and we took our two days off to come down and see. Karter Brianne Percival was born Friday December 1st and now Abe is outnumbered 4 to 1. That's a whole lot of women in one house! Good luck buddy.