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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #5

    Today was the last day of the LLLT camp.  As we headed to Maila where the camp is held, the driver decided to take the long way.  We were pulled over by security and the team member that was interviewed at the airport was observed...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #4

    Today, the team was scattered. Most went to LLLT, two members went to went to Pastor John’s church to give testimonies and two went to “It’s a Girl” locations to meet the girls and take pictures for the sponsorship program. At camp, a few campers...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #3

    Today, we went to LLLT (Little League Leadership Training,) which is a type of Vacation Bible School for the youth. The camp was about an hour drive from our hotel and we were all exhausted from our travels. We got to our hotel around 4:30am,...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #2

    Greetings from Chennai, India! It is 2:30 in the morning local time but many people are out and about. Our Journey started out uneventful. Everyone showed up at the church on time, we made it to the airport without any delays and the two flights,...

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  • Blueprints Week 6- Day 1

    “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.” John 1:3-4 Have you ever given a command? “Don’t run into the street!”...

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  • Blueprints Week 6- Day 2

    “From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. ‘Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.’” Genesis 9:5-6 What is your most precious possession? How do...

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  • Blueprints Week 6- Day 3

    “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment…” Matthew 5:21 Are you...

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  • Blueprints Week 6- Day 4

    “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and...

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  • Blueprints Week 6- Day 5

    “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” 1 John 3:16 What is the most extreme thing you’ve ever done? Was it a business venture that was as terrifying...

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  • Blueprints Week 5- Day 1

    “Honor your father and your mother…”  Exodus 20:12 My Dad and Mom are the best! A couple years ago my parents moved to Michigan to be closer to their kids and grandkids. I was so excited to have my parents closer to me after 20 years...

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  • Blueprints Week 5- Day 2

    “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 This passage is amazing! Consider for a moment that Moses has just received the Ten Commandments from Almighty God. The...

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  • Blueprints Week 5- Day 3

    “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ (this is the first commandment with a promise)…’” Ephesians 6:1-2 Have you ever made a promise to someone? Have you kept the promise that you made? I’m sure the...

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  • Blueprints Week 5- Day 4

    “The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.” Proverbs 30:17 I remember the first time I ever saw vultures flying around a dead carcass. They landed...

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  • Blueprints Week 5- Day 5

    “A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.” Proverbs 10:1 I know there have been moments when I have disappointed my parents. One time my brother and I got into trouble and my Dad brought us...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #1

    We are finalizing the last minute touches of our soon-to-be India mission trip on Thursday, Oct. 18. God has already answered our prayers in so many ways. He is moving quickly in financing and providing for necessities we will need for service in India as...

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  • Blueprints Week 4- Day 1

    “And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?’ I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year so that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years.” Leviticus...

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  • Blueprints Week 4- Day 2

    “For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.” Psalm 92:4 The first time I was ever intentional about taking a Sabbath, I was confused by the results. Instead of letting work creep...

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  • Blueprints Week 4- Day 3

    “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 A while back I was travelling with a group of friends, and our first flight was delayed because of snow. We landed with 45 minutes to get through customs and make our...

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  • Blueprints Week 4- Day 4

    “For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:29 Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, used to tell interviewees, “In most jobs you can work smart, hard or long. At Amazon, you need to do all three.” When we’re...

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  • Blueprints Week 4- Day 5

    “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:9-10 Did you know that the Sabbath is about the Gospel? This is the beauty...

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  • Blueprints Week 3- Day 1

    “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain…” Exodus 20:7 Often, we connect the third commandment as the “go-to commandment” when reminding ourselves to avoid cursing....

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