Thursday, April 23, 2009

C.J. Mahaney

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Missions Dilemma

Are we doing missions the right way? This DVD series examines this incredibly complex question. Interspersed with conversations with church leaders from around the world, as well as lessons learned from living with his Waodani family in the Amazon, viewers will learn the truth of our mission efforts.

Click here to purchase the Missions Dilemma DVD series from the I-Tec store.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

25 Missions Awareness and Education Ideas for Your Church

Below is a post by IMB missionary Ken Sorrell. It will prove valuable to your ministry.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Marilyn Laszlo Project "Finding My Name"

(Independent Feature Film)

A true story based on the life of one of America's first solo female missionaries. In 1964, Marilyn Lazlo graduated college in Chicago, only to drop off the face of the earth. She traveled to Papua New Guinea at the age of 21: an island that at that time was still considered to be in the Stone Age. Marilyn immersed herself in the culture of the Sepik tribe in order to free the village of Hanau from daily violence, famine, and disease. Once a tribe outcast, called a ghost, 30 years later Marilyn is now referred to by the Sepik Iwam people as “Apu” (mother).

Read the book "Mission Possible". Tears will roll down your cheeks as you rejoice with the tribesmen of this village when the translated Bible enters their village.

Read the book "A Is For Airstrip".

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

"...let's kill the baby in your arms".

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.'
So the doctor said: 'Ok, and what do you want me to do?'
She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.
The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!
'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same!
Save precious lives! When you cast your vote remember!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This is a video of a guy singing Michael Jackson's Thriller A Cappella. He records his voice 64 times. (ht JB)

François Macré - Thriller (reprise A'cappella 64 pistes)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Texas takes the top spot in AP poll

NEW YORK (AP)—Texas rode its resounding Red River Rivalry upset right to No. 1.
The Longhorns leapfrogged No. 2 Alabama on Sunday and sit atop The Associated Press Top 25 in the regular season for the first time in 24 years after beating Oklahoma 45-35.
Texas’ jump to No. 1 is the largest since Miami went from No. 6 to No. 1 on Aug. 29, 1988, after beating preseason top-ranked Florida State 31-0 to start the season.
Texas received 39 first-place votes and 1,599 points from the media panel. Alabama received the other 36 first-place votes and 1,582 points.Click
Here to read the rest of the article...HOOK EM HORNS!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Not only was last years Hiesman winner a Christian, so will this year's.

Colt McCoy making a difference in Peru

Bill Hart

Talk about it in Inside the 40 Acres
Colt McCoy making a difference in Peru
By Bill Hart

Many students ask, "How did you spend your spring vacation"? Former Jim Ned quarterback Colt McCoy, now at the University of Texas, spins an unusual story, one not many have heard or will hear.

He spent a weeklong Christian mission in Peru, near the Amazon River, at a campsite about an hour and a half drive on a muddy, unpaved road from Iquitos, the largest city in the country.

The Portuguese-speaking villagers sent their children, about 200 in all, to a Christian sports camp that was sponsored by T Bar M in New Braunfels. Each counselor spent three hours each day teaching the youngsters about football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer. At night, they shared their faith and taught Bible lessons with help from translators.

In their spare time, they did some sightseeing, including a boat ride on the Amazon, and they once went to Iquitos where they found a restaurant named "The Yellow Rose of Texas." It turned out the owner was a graduate from UT and "he almost fainted when he saw me walk in," McCoy told Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin-American Statesman.

McCoy left most of his clothing and shoes, plus a lot of Texas gear for the kids.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Gift: Cody Paul

My goodness! This 10 year old kid is amazing! He is the next Barry Sanders!!!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Running for the glory of God

Being a former coach, it is a breath of fresh air to hear of athletes like Allyson Felix. This generation needs role models like her and not ones like Britney Spears. It would be great if Nike or another sponsor would see the necessity in promoting character like the one that is displayed by Ms. Felix. Of course the greatest benefit would be that this young lady would be able to more fully display a Torch that far outshines the olympic one.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain

Peru student missionary dies in bus accident
Gregory Gomez IV, 22, a student missionary serving in Peru for the summer through the International Mission Board, was killed in a bus accident July 5. Another IMB student missionary and a Peruvian translator received minor injuries. Gomez was serving on the REAP (Rapid Entry Advance Plan) South Team. He had been traveling around southern Peru researching unreached people groups. Originally from Natchez, Miss., Gomez was living just outside St. Louis, Mo., prior to his service. He is survived by his parents, Elida and Gregory Gomez III, of Glen Carbon, Ill., and two sisters. - IMB E-Letter
Listen to John Piper's Sermon-"Doing missions when dying is gain".

Before we listen to this sermon, are we prepared to leave with a deeper commitment to deny ourselves and rejoice in the path that God is preparing us for?
After listening to this sermon, we need to ask ourselves has it changed us?
Has it changed our outlook on life?
Has it caused us to want to conform to the will of God in all things?
Is Christ so valuable to us that no loss we experience for His sake will feel like losing in the end?

Father, May this young man's life be an example to the young and old, right here in America, to boldly go out into the nations proclaiming Your Name.
May You offer comfort to Mr. Gomez's parents and siblings.
May they be reminded that "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for You and the Gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields — and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.
May they rejoice knowing that their son has glorified You, their Father.
Thank you Lord for Gregory Gomez IV a young man who did not waste his life.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh My GREAT God and King. EE-tauo EE-tauo!!!!

You will cry tears of sadness, tears of amazement, tears of happiness and then, at the end of this clip, your tears will be tears of great joy, in the wonderous Redeemer that has saved us.
If I hadnt been sitting under my carport and people had not been walking by, Im certain that I would have clapped for joy.
You, God, are amazing. I thank You for revealing Yourself to us. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

God is doing big things around the world-LOUIE GIGLIO

God is doing big things around the world and is still calling people to be a part of these things.

The Attributes of God-Chris Tomlin, Giglio

Friday, May 30, 2008

Phun Phridays-Small Town


1. You can name everyone you graduated with.
Thats easy there was only 12 that walked the stage in my class.
2. You know what *FFA* is.
Future Farmers of America and FHA (Future Homemakers of America)
3. You ever went to parties @ a pasture, barn or middle of a dirt road.
Lets not forget the caleche pit.
4. Your idea of a *FUN* weekend was ridin around parkin lots cause that is where *EVERYBODY* was.
5. Your idea of an *EXCITiNG* weekend was watchin a fight in the parkin lot.
Hoping that you werent next!
6. You swore @ someone & your parents knew within the hour.
It was even faster for me since my mom was a teacher :(
7. You ever went cow-tipping or *SNIPE HUNTIN*.
8. School gets canceled for city, county or state events.
Stock Show
9. You were in the *Homecoming* parade.
Parade? You have to have enough people to line the streets to have a parade.
10. You have ever gone home for homecoming.
Of course
11. Everyone thought it was really cool to date someone from the neighboring town.
Well of course...we are not Arkansas.
12. You had *Senior Skip Day*.
You mean that everybody doesnt do that?
13. The whole school went to the same party after graduation.
Yes and...?
14. You don’t give directions by street names, but instead like this: Turn right by Nelson’s house, go 2 blocks east past Anderson’s camp; it’s 4 houses left of the track field.
Track field? We practiced for track on the county road which ran by the football field.
15. The *CoUnTrY cLuB* golf course had only 9 holes (or there wasn’t even one).
No Country Club. However we were members of the "
Country Club"
16. You can’t help but date a friends ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
Sounds like a
Cars song to me...Maybe they were small town folk?
17. You refer anyone with a house newer then 1980 as the *Rich People*
My parents built our house in '77....and it it still the newest in town.
18. The people in the city dress funny, then your town picks up on the trend a few years later.
I was still sporting a mullet until '91
19. You bragged to your friends because you got *Pipes* on your truck for your birthday.
I never had a truck. If i had they would have been straights and LOUD.
20. Anyone you want can be found @ either the *DAIRY QUEEN* or the *FEED STORE*
Dairy Queen? That was 16 miles away in another town. That is where we went to eat when we wanted to impress the girls.
21. You see at least 1 friend a week driving a tractor through town.
Uhh Huh.
22. The football coach suggested that you haul hay for the summer to get stronger. Wow I always thought that Coach Tyson was a brilliant man for suggesting that we do that! Who would have known that hauling hay to better your football playing was not a new one!
23. Directions are given using *THE* stoplight as a reference.
Sorry no stop light in my town. We did have STOP signs...that is if they
hadnt been pushed over by the kids with brush guards on their trucks.

24. The city council meets @ the coffee shop.
City council? Coffee shop?
25. Your *LETTER JACKET* was worn after your 19th birthday.
Ya, and for some of us it was worn well into our 20's simply because when you are still in school its a cool the cool thing to wear.
26. You decide to walk somewhere for exercise & 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride.
Walk for exercise?
27. Your teachers call you by your *OLDER* siblings names.
I am the oldest.
28. Your teachers remember when they taught your *PARENTS*.
29. The closest *Taco Bell* or *Burger King* is @ least 30 miles away.
Try 60 miles away in Waco, Tx.
30. So is the closest *Shopping Mall*.

Its Waco again.
31. It’s normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn-mower.
No, nobody was rich enough to have a riding lawn mower.
32. You have a good laugh readin this cause you know they’re all true.


Small Town"-John Cougar