I met Jesus on my first mission trip.

It was the summer right before my senior year, and I thought I had my life figured out. I knew God existed, knew I needed to be a good person, but was hesitant about this whole Christianity thing. I knew plenty of Christians – and didn’t like most of them. But as I crossed the Ohio River in a church van, I had no idea that the course of my life was going to be drastically changed.

A Simple Question

“Are you tourists?” The city was called Solikamsk. I was walking with my Russian translator, lagging a bit behind the group because everything around me called to have it’s picture taken, when a woman handing out flyers approached us. Apparently she overheard us speaking in English because she asked: “Are you tourists?” I was surprised. […]

Free From Who I Was

So my story. Well, growing up Amish I had learned about Jesus and knew about Jesus. When I was 14, I got really tired of going to church and didn’t want to go to church anymore. I thought it was boring and I thought God was boring and I didn’t see anything exciting about who […]

Finding My Corner

So this week has probably been my favorite of the whole School of Ministry and Development because of what the Lord has shown me. Peter Iliyn was our speaker for the week and he first began by sharing the incredible story of his father’s life. Heres a little excerpt to give you an idea of […]

My One Desire

“To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love… Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found amoung us. If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the […]

Real Dating: 10 Tips & Honest Advice

Dating today is faster than it’s ever been before. With all the technology that we have now, it’s easier to speed up the dating process. Finding a suitable romantic partner has been reduced to a single swipe on your phone. Gone are the days of courtship; of dating sustained by solid friendship. We are now […]