Collected Blog

Haiti 2017 – Arrival Day & Day 1

With the anticipation of a new adventure to perform God’s work and submit to his will, our team met at church EARLY in the morning (2 a.m.) to depart for O’hare airport and our first leg of the journey. The weather was not in our favor, but prayers were protecting our...

Looking for an Identity, Part 2

We hope you were able to check out the Online Parenting Class video. Today, we are going to continue the conversation on helping your teen as they figure out their own identity. We will be offering some helpful tips to maintain some level of sanity as your teen begins...

Looking For an Identity, Part 1

It’s time for another parenting class. This month we are addressing a tender subject you will likely face as a parent of a teen: Looking for an Identity. Who your teen is in Christ is one of the most important things they can learn and believe. The Bible says they are...

Teens and Cell Phones, Part Two

We hope you’ve had a chance to check out our Online Parenting Class video on teens and cell phones! As parents, I’m sure you have a love-hate relationship with cell phones. They provide access to your children and allow you to monitor your teen’s location, but also...

Teens And Cell Phones, Part One

It’s time for another Online Parenting Class, and this month we are going to address teens and cell phones. It will help answer some of the questions you may have regarding cell phone use. You may be asking, is there an appropriate age to provide your child with...

Teens: Knowing When To Stand Strong

Have you ever had that moment when you are having a heated discussion with your teen but you are also having a verbal battle in your head with yourself? You know, when you’ve told them “no” as a knee jerk reaction, but you can’t for the life of you figure out why you...

Haiti 2015 – Day 7

Our last full day serving in Haiti for our 2015 missions trip started out with the first debilitating illness of the trip. Dan awoke in writhing pain and had decided that he was not going to be able to participate in the day's activities. Before we were to leave,...

Haiti 2015 – Day 6

Today was different in that it wasn't a work day, but we did have a great day that was full of excitement. We began our day with a devotional led by Josh after breakfast discussing verses from Hebrews chapter 4. This was an excellent discussion for where we are at in...

Haiti 2015 – Day 5

Happy Valentine's Day to all the loved ones back home while we are in Haiti! We were blessed today to have the opportunity to watch soccer practice for the team that Ephesien and John Baptiste have put together for boys ages 8-14 in the village of Dubout. The team...