A few years ago God called me to start a campus ministry at my local college campus, Broward College. With much fear in my bones a few guys and myself started to move forward with the vision He had placed on my heart. We saw God do incredible things in our bible studies and revivals in our campus. 5 years later and now CalvaryBC a ministry of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale I'm pleased to see that the ministry God birthed is still rocking the name of Jesus. Muslims, Mormons, the Lost and confused have walked through the doors of CalvaryBC to experience the Love of Jesus Christ.
Santiago (an awesome spiritual Leader In my life) being called by God to start a church in Cartagena, Colombia packed his things, his family and moved without looking back. His faith alone is inspiring. "Let us seek our Lord again today and surrender our will to His, for His plans for us are always better than our own. God called us, just like He called Moses, David, Paul and so many more who for His glory left everything they knew to pursue God in the deep waters." -Santiago Amin
I'm always amazed by the power of God. Every first Friday and third Saturday of the month volunteers come together to Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale to take care of the Modern Day Orphans. Honestly I get a little afraid every-time that time of month is coming, because sometimes, I have 60 kids and only a few volunteers. But God has been faithful time and time again to bring together the right amount people. I am blessed to serve along side of such an incredible group of God loving people who just want to love on the perfect creations of God.
My mentor Steve Daigle teaching me that the most honorable place for a Man to be in is in the kitchen doing the dishes. Its the small seeming-less things that you do for your wife that matter the most. I am bless to have him as an example to look up to. Literally! His like 6.2
A few years back I introduced Jonathan to a beautiful Godly Lady by the name of Kristi and now, well only a few more months before there wedding...
I remember clearly that night I shared my testimony in full. I didn't hide much details, I was so honor to be sharing with a few young men and women from 4KIDS what the Lord Jesus Christ had done in my life. Gave me even more boldness to share my story freely without shame. They are the Modern Day Orphan
I know that I am a Modern Day Orphan, but even the lost are invited into loving families. For me, this two guys made the past year an awesome one.
We are fools, we act like kids, we mess up ...ALL the time, we make lots of mistakes, we fight and argue and we all have our own differences. But in the end we always come back together, full of the Spirit of God ready to serve, disciple, and challenge one another to get closer to Christ. Real friends bring friends to Jesus, REAL FRIENDS create bonds stronger then a brother can.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. Today as we watched over 15 foster children I was reminded by the Holy Spirit that they are our next generation, and if we dont love them, their is a woman and a man out there who will love them in a worldly way if we dont step up. I had a 7 year old boy say to me today "I dont have a daddy, but I have you, ...my big brother -right?" As my eyes turned into rivers the words of this child brought me to my knees and into his arms as I said "YES, I am your BIG brother kiddo.
Second row, Center seats seats to a Hillsong Concert. WELCOME ZION... EPIC Concert!!! Just that simple.
As a Modern Day Orphan we get used to not having birthday parties or even birthday cakes. Its something we just don't look forward to or even expect, because the moment we do, is the moment we become disappointed. But this past year, a few close friends of and awesome brothers, pulled the biggest party I have ever had. Such an emotional night, filled with joy and great encouragement from everyone who attended. I am blessed to have the friends I have.