So here we go!!

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We are about to launch the next Jesus>  campaign.

Jesus>Thirst

We are partnering with two different organizations this time around.  St. Marks, along with the 410 Bridge, is raising money for a well building project in Africa.  The campaign is called “Quench”.  Proceeds from T-Shirt sales sold at the church will go towards Quench.

We are also partnering with Brody Harper raising money for another well building organization called blood:water mission.  Go to their website and check them out.  With all of your help we are going to continue to make a difference by answering the cries of the oppressed.

All of the other campaigns are still going.  Be sure to check them out as well and keep spreading the word.

I will have everything updated in a day or two.

It’s late, I’m tired, Shalom.

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One of my favorite drummers in the world!!

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I’ve been playing guitar for over twenty years now. And I love it. I’ve been in several bands. Especially when I was supposed to be in classes at ECU, but that’s another story for another day. But I have always wanted to be a drummer. Over the past two years I have been working really hard at it. The other night I threw on the Ipod and banged out Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumkins. One of my favorite albums. Also one of my favorite drummers. Jimmy Chamberlin is incredible and if you have never heard him I encourage you to check him out. Simply amazing. I had a chance to meet him a few years ago when I was working at the local comic book shop. Yes, I’m a fan boy at heart. He was in town and stopped in the shop. I was floored. I couldn’t believe that Jimmy Chamberlin was here in Greensboro North Carolina at Acme Comics. But I got the pic to prove it. Another thing, he was a really neat guy.

Later.

Ever felt trapped?

images3.jpegEver been in church on a Sunday morning, sitting in the pew, looking up at a pastor speaking. Looking down the long row to your left and right. Not really being able to turn around, for whatever reason. Ever sat there and felt like you had something to say to the whole church, maybe God had laid something on your heart and you just want to tell the whole church. But you can’t. It’s not possible. The preacher has the floor. You’re stuck in the row facing the front of the building and the backs of the people in front of you. If you try to stand up and walk to the ailse you’ll have to ask atleast ten people to excuse you, and then you’ll have to walk to the front of the church, climb up on stage, take the mic and make your announcement. Ever wondered why it would be that hard and probably even harder. Ever wonder why our churches are physically laid out the way that they are?

Just asking.

Brody versus the cow.

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You have heard of Joe Versus the Volcano. Here is Brody versus the cow.

Anyways, Brody has a new site.  Show him some love!

H Y P O C R I S Y

NEVER A GOOD THING!!

Jesus>Poverty satrting off pretty well, but we’d love to see more!!

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Just wanted to update you guys on the Jesus>poverty T Shirt sales. For those of you who don’t know JesusGreaterThan.org is an organization that my wife and I started raising money and awareness for several causes. Be sure to go over here and check it out.

The Poverty campaign is going better than the War campaign, but we would love to see this thing take off. Any help you guys can throw our way by praying, blogging, email, sharing with your small groups and church groups would be greatly appreciated.

For those of you already doing this and buying T Shirts, thanks a million! We would love to see you guys in them and throw your picture up on the web. Also keep your eyes open because in a few weeks our next campaign will be kicking off. Jesus>Thirst with all proceeds going to a well building project in Africa. Thanks again you guys!

Shalom.

Paul Boateng

My friend Shaun Groves is gathering the stories of Compassion International child sponsors on his blog. After reading ours, I encourage you to go to his blog and read many others as well.

About two years ago my wife and I decided it was time to sponsor a compassion child. His name is Paul Boateng. He’s ten years old and lives in Ghana. We believe his parents are no longer living because he is always speaking of his uncle in his letters. He has a sister that lives with him as well.

Our hope is that one day we will get the chance to meet him. Suzanne and I have been talking about what God is calling us to do and, although I am not one hundred percent sure right now, I think it is going to be away from the U.S. We are patiently waiting to see what God has in store for us.

Paul has been a blessing. Getting to reach out and connect with someone that we can help in many ways through Compassion has been such a blessing. We write him letters and send him pictures. Send him money fro his birthday and Christmas. He writes us letters about what he got for his birthday and Christmas. It’s amazing what Compassion is doing for these kids. We love being part of  compassion and hope to adopt another child in the near future.

You can help. Go to Compassion and get involved.