I resigned my job at YFC last week. In the process of realigning my calling with where God wants me, my mentor gave me an assignment. He told me to write an essay and answer 3 questions: 1. What God has called me to? 2. Why? 3. How I need to respond to God and … More Post Resignation Thoughts
The past few weeks have been difficult. There are two things I would like to update people on. First off, I resigned my position at West Michigan Youth for Christ effective last Friday April 28th, 2017. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work for an organization that is committed to evangelism and youth ministry. I … More Transition from Youth for Christ
I am so excited to share with you that 4 kids accepted Christ last night!! Normally, a small group of high school guys gathers at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center on Thursday Nights with me to play basketball and have a Bible study. Tonight however, all of the usual high school students couldn’t show … More 4 Kids Accepted Christ!!
A few weeks ago, I was planning on heading down to one of my hometown churches Revive Bible Church in Delton, MI. Normally, I take a few kids to church with me but this week I was hoping to ride alone time on the trip down. Sure enough, one 11 year old boy called me … More Getting off my High Horse
#nationalmentoringmonth. A man named Bob Williams who died in 2006, mentored my dad and helped him overcome alcohol addiction, which helped him be a better to husband to late passing of my mom Becky Irving who helped me to understand how to give to others. I am now helping kids face battles in their life. … More National Mentoring Month: A movement that Does Not Stop.
Yesterday I got pulled over by a cop with some neighborhood kids I mentor. We all were nervous. The cop took my insurance and drivers license and told me I had a brake light missing. Another cop pulled up and was stood beside the car to keep an eye on us. While waiting on cop, … More We Needed to Get Bailed Out
On Sunday, November 20th a few leaders from my neighborhood and I shared a little piece of our lives at Crossroads Bible Church. I explained to the church that I needed financial support due to losing a grant. After the service, I was surprised when a 9 year old girl from my neighborhood boldly told … More A Little Girls’ Gift
Free Life Strategy Tips: “More involvement gives birth to more commitment/surrender.” What does this mean for your life? 1. In God’s plan: The more involved you get with God’s plan the more you experience His power at work within you, the more you will surrender to Him. The best part is the more risk you … More Be Great by Becoming Less
Story Time: Once upon a time there was a small village on the edge of a river. One day a group of villagers was working in the fields by a river. Suddenly someone noticed a baby floating downstream. A woman rushed out and rescued the baby, brought it to shore and cared for it. During … More The story of Babies in the River
1st Thessalonians 2:1-12 (parenthesis are thoughts added by me) Brothers and sisters (all the neighborhood OG’s, you know you are) you know that our (myself and all the countless leaders who invested in you) visit to you produced results. (with the help of the neighborhood and families, hundreds of gifted kids and families experiencing the love … More This sums up the past 7 years of Ministry