Saturday, July 31, 2010


June brought our middle school camp week.

July brought a Mexico mission trip and our high school camp week.

August will be a transition month for our ministry.  But, it will be more that simply a calendar change from "not meeting" to "meeting".

Beginning in September, we'll be transforming our youth ministry.

Youth group nights will look different.

Sunday school will look really different.

Get ready.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Monna's Post!

We awoke at 4:30  after  a very short night... Heidi sang Phantom of the Opera @ 12:30. We had a wonderful breakfast and then off to the airport in Chicago.

We landed in Dallas Fort Worth and barely made our connecting flight! Most everyone had already boarded.  We had no time for lunch... but we did eat about 4:00.  We got on a bus and rode out to  Gorgorron.

We are sitting down to ham and cheese tortillas at  9:00 pm. We helped with a VBS in a village area of Gorgorron. It was amazing to me how ministry happens here. Even though we saw impoverished people, the parents were engaged with their children. It was obvious to me that they love Jesus dearly.  We had about 97 kids, with a total of 132 including parents and adults.  Brianna and I helped with an early elementary group of 17 children.  I have never seen ministry happen with less space, supplies and resources. But believe me, God is here, and I saw Him changing children. I AM being changed too!

Please continue praying for His work here AND praise for arriving us safely. We are staying with Brigido and his family. We are having sweet fellowship!

Our memory verse today is Juan 3:16.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Off to Mexico

After 2 years of prep work, our group is heading to San Luis Potosi Mexico for 2 weeks.  I hope you'll check out our trip blog over here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

T-minus 48 hours

On Wednesday morning at about 11am, our group will be leaving Eastview Christian Church for San Luis Potosi Mexico.  We have 4 students and 5 adults going.  We'll be helping at 4 different Vacation Bible School locations in San Luis Potosi.  The mission that we'll be supporting is Pavon Christian Ministry.

Here's our schedule:

July 7: Drive to Chicago
July 8: Fly to San Luis Potosi, go to our first VBS day within 2 hours of landing
July 8-11:  VBS at Gorgorron
July 12-16:  VBS at Pavon Church in the AM, and La Mision and Rancho Nuevo in the PM
July 17-18:  Enjoy SLP
July 19:  Fly to Chicago for debrief
July 20: Return to Eastview

You can follow our trip on this blog, as well as on our church's Facebook page.  We'll post at least daily while gone, pictures, video and blogposts.  We'd love to have you follow us!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

It's Summer!!

Our regularly scheduled programming of youth group is currently on hiatus for the Summer.  So far, we've had a week at Middle School camp, and on Wednesday, our team leaves for San Luis Potosi Mexico for our mission trip; we'll be gone from July 7-20th.  We'll close out our Summer with our High School camp week from July 25-31.

Here are some middle school camp photos!

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We'll be blogging our Mexico trip daily over here.  We will post video, photos and our students will post thoughts there during the trip  Hope you'll check it out!

Be on the lookout...our Fall kick-off is right around the corner, scheduled for September 2, 2010, with our regular youth groups and e-Klub events starting the following week.  If you want to be added to our email list, drop us a line at

Have a great rest of the summer!