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Empowering Courageous Missionaries [Free Online Event]

"Filled with the love of Christ, young people are called to be witnesses of the Gospel wherever they find themselves, by the way they live." Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, #175​In Christus Vivit, Pope Francis challenges us to respond to the Spirit's call to recognize youth ministry as a missionary experience - one that is const...
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Mission Trips Really Do Make a Difference

Sometimes we question how much of an impact mission trips for high school youth really make. Do they help deepen a sense of missionary discipleship in those who participate? Or are they a one-time "feel good" experience which doesn't extend beyond the week? God sends me the answer to this question in really incredible ways, and I'd like to share on...
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Experiencing Solidarity

Just5Days Flooding July 2018
If one member of Christ's body suffers, all suffer. If one member is honored, all rejoice. 1 Corinthians 12:12-26​ I recently wrapped up leading a middle school mission experience, Just5Days, in Weslaco, Texas. It was an awesome week with many unexpected events! This year's theme was on solidarity and it sure felt like we experienced that on a whol...
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