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Friday, August 29, 2008

Just because I can...

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Please don't hurt me Ness! I love you! I had to share it with the rest of the world...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

VANCOUVER!!!


So this is the pic of al my new best friends :D actually this is the new youth group we have. Yerington and reno became one. this happened in vancouver. we became bffs and we learned about god and some people even where face to face with the holy spirit. we danced like crazy in the long car rides and we cried together the first night. we just really love each other and vancouver was one of the besr experiences in my life. i just want to thank the youth leaders. well i hope everyone hears about how great vancouver is. it would be hard to sum it up :D

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

well you all know i am a very details story teller so this one I am going to sum up

ok so the first two days it was the yerington youth group and the reno youth group. but then we got there on thursday and we went to the church. so the first thing they did was worship and it was really really LOUD . but after that jimmy jon talked about us being God's children and him being our abba. so after a while of him talking the band started worship. and I all most started crying but then taylor started crying then Jared started crying and i started crying and pretty soon every one was crying and it was all becasue God was there and i know for me he was just filling me up. So i believe that because of this night we were all vulnerable and our walls were tooken down and that is why Reno and Yerington love each other so much.

Then the second day we had work shops. the works shops were on what ever you felt God wanted you to do. There was worship, minstering , hearing, caring , and art. So after the work shops Jeremiah spoke. ( idk what on though). Then when we got back Jimmy Jon spoke and he spoke about the space between heaven and earth. Then that night durring worship was the first time that people would fall on the floor and just get filled up with the holy spirit.

Then saturday we had our out reach and what we did was we went and cut down blackberry bushes and pull ivy. the blackbush pulling was very painful but some how we still had fun or at least i did. Then that night was the concerts and i swear the ground was moving. it was the most amazing thing ever. i think that that was probably one of my favorite parts. it was soooo much fun and amazing. people again were being filled up and other people were worshipping . it was awesome.

and then the next day was church and we had drive home and every one was sad we had to leave.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Vancouver

The story is to long to tell, but from the trip i learned alot about my self and my pattern of relationships i mean i even have a patteren with God! I made new friends from y town that will be forever and i even made friendships from Reno stronger. Everytime i used to see a beautiful landscape or a pretty lake i was like WOW but now when i see something even a building im like WOW God created that, and when i look at my self in the mirror its amazing because god made me and i now believe that if God loves me than i should love my self. My life Changed in Vancouver. Its a good change. And i see the change everyday you might not see it but i do i can FEEL it! =) God has become my rock the one stable thing in my life and im proud to be a Christain im not afraid to admit it because its a good thing. R town and Y town are so close its amazing ask anyone and they will say yes. "House Keeping!!!" lol

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Couve

Oh man, Oh man. this trip was super amazing! not only did we form some awesome relations ships with the Yerington youth group. But God showed up!!!! It was so cool. I mean the the Holy Spirit came down on us like a coyote on a field mouse. I mean you could see people being filled be up: some where crying others were laughing uncontrolubly. It was super crazy. So anyways the car rides were fun too and everyone fell in love with eachother! Ahahahaha. (I mean really fell-for-each-other, Reno girls likin' Yerington boys, Reno boys likin' Yerington girls) What a mess! So there was a lot more but it will take too long to write!

What are you doing?

Hey guys! So on Thursday night some of us from Reno went down to Yerington for youth group. It was a love fest reunion. Great to see the Nevada youth group back together again!

Anyway...we listened to Acts chapter 2 where the promise of the Holy Spirit was fulfilled in Jerusalem and came like wind and fire on everyone waiting in the upper room. It brought tongues like fire and everyone started speaking in different languages about the glory of God. It was so loud that people outside that had come from all over the Mediterranean could hear them talking in their own languages about God.

So Peter, the fisherman-turned-apostle that walked on water and denied Jesus three times, got up in front of the crowd of people that accused everyone of being drunk and 9am and clarified some things. He quoted some scripture from the Old Testament that told of this kind of crazy stuff happening when God gave us the Holy Spirit, like prophesying, speaking in tongues, seeing visions and having dreams. (Does any of this sound familiar? Vancouver?)

So then Peter connected the dots for them and showed them how Jesus is God. It was through Jesus that God would change everything. When Jesus still walked the earth, they expected the Messiah to rule as a physical King of Israel here on earth. So when Jesus died, all those hopes of him being the Messiah were smashed. Peter explained to them that it was through Jesus that God did establish the King of Israel, but bigger than just on earth. It changed the way that all people related to God. Men, women, children, slaves, and people from all nations were equal and could have equal access to God.

So Peter gave an alter call. And the church grew from between 100-150 to 3000 in one day. They believed, repented and were baptized in the name of Jesus. Then they all started living together in community, sharing everything, eating together, talking about Jesus everywhere they went, praising God together. No one lacked anything. And miracles started to happen.

Here's Acts 2:42 "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

So Jon made this matrix with some sweet drawings of a book, a guy on his knees praying, a hamburger, and stick figure people with their arms around each other (black, white, red, and an Asian child). And here's the question: what are you doing to continue what God had done and is doing in your life? Of those four things listed in Acts 2:42, what are you doing this week?

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