Wednesday, March 29, 2006

HOW COOL WAS THAT???

Yeah, totally! I don't know 'bout you all, but I had a blast! Thanks for coming out, for haning, for worshiping, and praying whole heartedly. I seriously had such a great time, and I think for all of us, tonight gave us just a little bit more of a hunger...just a slightly stronger craving for God and what He's doing in us and in our schools. We're going to try and do this once a month on the last Wed. of every month. What a great opportunity it would be to bring your friends also and share the love and hope of Christ with them. If you guys didn't know, two guys got saved tonight. AWESOME!!! YEAH!!! And many more to come...we're taking and building the kingdom by force baby!

You guys rock and I love you all tons.

For those of you who didn't make it...you missed out, but there will be other opportunities.

Later, Luke.

Multi-Church Hangout Night

Hey all,

We will be meeting at the New Hope Assembly of God Church on Eisenhower (It is between Shrine Park and 10th...just west of Dillons) tonight! We will be there from 6-8:30, so come and if you have to go early, so be it. We will have an open gym from 6-7 and just a fellowship time between the youth groups, and then at 7 a small ice breaker game, then I will be leading worship for us all, then we will spend a bit of time praying for the schools (as I have found out more and more that your guys' schools need it bad), and then Matt is gonna talk to us for just a short bit. It's gonna be a great night and I'm excited for it. We won't have the food there, so make sure you eat before.

Cya tonight, Luke

PS, yes I am sorry for you seniors who won't be able to be there for the 7 project next fall, but maybe you can come and help, and talk with kids one on one since you will be college folk...

Love you guys. (unlike cody, in a very passionate way.)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

7 Project Confusion Update...?

OK, here's what happened. The school board recently held a meeting, and voted to postpone the 7 project. Reason being, they've been on the radar for several things this year, and felt it best to just ride this school year out without the possibility of any other issues arrising. We (being the guys who've been working on this) were a little dissapointed at first, but we understand their reasoning. The school board wasn't against the 7 project itself, and had no problem with our message and everything, they just need to finish the school year quietly. We have no complaints or qualms with the school administrators or board, we understand their decision, and we want that to be clear. There will be NO bad mouthing the school over this. They have been very helpful, supportive, and generous in this matter, and we appreciate it.

Here's what it means for us.

The 7 project will be held early next school year. We are hoping to start the 7 weeks during the 1st week of school, then hold the assemblies and rally on the 7th week of the school year. Although we were slightly dissapointed some good comes from this as well. First off, this simply means that we will be even better planned and prepared for it next fall than we are now. 2nd, this is an incredible opportunity for us to show the love and attitude of Christ through difficulties, and to share Jesus with anyone who might be wondering what went down. I know, if we act Christlike through this, it will be a great witness to the school board and administrators. 3rd, we now have an opportunity to get the other schools involved. Leavenworth High, Lansing High, Lansing Middle School, Pleasant Ridge, Warren Middle School, and West Middle School are all possibilities now. 4th, we can get more people, and more funds, and more give aways, as we will need all of these things if we get more schools involved. I can go on and on, but basically it comes down to this (as Matt, the youth pastor of New Hope, shared tonight at our meeting: We can plan things one way, but God may have a different way to do it. And guess what, His way is best.), God will still come through in these schools in a mighty way. He's given us the vision, the desire, and the capabilities to do this project, and it will happen. It may just be a matter of time.

WELL, WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW???

Tomorrow morning, Matt, Zach, Kevin, and I are going to Leavenworth High to see if we can still use the gym. If we can, all four of our youth groups will meet there at 6 PM. We will leave it open gym for hoops and games from 6-7 PM, and then do a bit of worship, then pray for a little bit, then Matt will share for a bit. It's going to be good, you need to come, and still invite your friends if they want to come. If we can't have it at Leavenworth High, we will have it at the New Hope Assembly of God on Eisenhower at 6, and do the same thing there. We plan on being done by 8:30, but if you have to leave early, we understand.


We are still very excited about the 7 project, and are going to continue to work and press forward with this. Thank you guys for your support and work on this. It will happen, and will be even better, just in God's time and way, and not ours.

Love you guys. If you have any questions, give me a call.

913-680-4389

Luke

7 PROJECT UPDATE!!!

Hey guys, here's the news on the 7 project!

The rally will be held at Leavenworth High on Wed night.
The free food, games, and giveaways begins at 6
The program begins at 7 and goes to about 8-8:30
Make sure to bring your friends, as their is a good chance, God will change their lives that night!

If your parents are volunteering, here's that info:

We are having a training meeting tonight at the New Hope Assembly of God church (inbetween 10th & 13th on Eisenhower) the training meeting begins at 7:30
If you are volunteering only to cook or get kids registered, or simply keep chaos from breaking loose, you need not come to the training.
However, if you are volunteering to come and speak with a kid after he's made a decision to accept Christ, if you can make it, please come to the training meeting so we are all on the same page. If you can't make it, that's alright, just find me or Pastor Dave at the school, and we will fill you in.

If you are volunteering for cooking etc...if you can make it there by 5:30, that would be awesome.

I think that's it. Thank you all for the tremendous faith and support for this cause. I am totally stoked to see what God is going to do come wed.

Cya, Luke.

Friday, March 17, 2006

SKIT NIGHT VIDEO!!!

So if you've seen our new video and you weren't at youth group on Wednesday.....you're probably wondering what on EARTH we were up to.

The guys and girls put together a bunch of skits of how they thought Non-Christians viewed Christians today.....pretty interesting and funny if you watch the video!

Obviously.....this is not what ALL Non-Christians think of ALL Christians. Either way, i thought it was a pretty funny insight.....let us know what you think!

For it is not merely knowing the law that brings God's approval. Those who obey the lay will be declared right in God's sight. Even when the Gentiles, who do not have God's written law, intstinctively follow what the law says, they show that in their hearts they know right from wrong. They demonstrate that God's law is written within them, for their own consciences either accuse them or tell them they are doing what is right. The day will surely come when God, by Jesus Christ, will judge everyone's secret life. This is my message.

Paul, in Romans 2:13-16

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

this is the quiz luke wanted me to take

itsdakwiz:

Four Jobs I've had:
Lifeguardin at the Leavenworth Pools
Food Services at Snow Creek (Lamer than Lame...)
N/A
N/A

Four movies i can watch over and over:
Hmmmm...I kinda get burned out if i watch ANY movies over and over...but I think i could make some exceptions
Madagascar, only the funny parts.
Lord of the Rings (does this count as three or one?)
Monty Pyton's holy grail (again, only the funny parts, not the dull walking around and stuff)
Extreme Days was pretty funny, but i think I'll go with Grind, only THE movie that defines funny.

Four TV shows i love to watch
I don't really watch TV but the only ones i really watch are as follows
24 (all 24 episodes in one day with Tivo...it was awesome)
Who's line is it anyway?
UFC, Luke you hooked me even though you weren't with us and i've only seen it once
i can't think of anything else...cartoons

Four places i've been on vacation:
The bahamas
San Francisco
Breckinridge, Colorado...there was this awesome slide down a mountain there...cool
Pennsylvania

Four favorite dishes:
not much to say here...
pizza
icecream
did i say icecream... cereal anytime
and steak and baked potatoes

Four websites i visit almost daily:
all the blogs
myspace
purevolume
gamesites at school

Four places i would rather be:
anywhere rockin out on the drums or guitar (better on stage though)
snorkling in the bahamas
walking around with friends and a camera in Greece
hanging out with the youth group at a mall or just at the church

Four blogs i'd like to see do this quiz:
Cody
Aliey (take your pick)
JC
Tim