GIRLS CONFERENCE: “Shading the Grey” – Saturday 3/21/15

This month, we are launching our ONE NIGHT STAND: DAY EXPERIENCE girls conference on SATURDAY March 21st from 9am to 6pm.

Join us as we spend time together talking about issues that young girls face today, and EMPOWER the girls who attend our conference to live a life of TRUTH, PURITY, and PURPOSE.

Location: 401 E. Taylor Road; Deland, FL 32724

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Event time: 9am -6pm (Registration starts at 8am)

Cost: $25 (Includes lunch, afternoon snack, event t-shirt, and a goodie bag)

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Join us on Friday, April 25th to celebrate 10 years of AWAKENING PURPOSE IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE!

6:00 – 9:00  PM

R.S.V.P  here on our website.

Fall news

/// MENTORING & REACHING LOCAL YOUTH

BIG BLUE RIDES AGAIN!!!What in the world is big blue you may ask? Well, he is one of the biggest and most utilized relationship building tools we have ever had. “Big Blue” is my surfboard you see in the picture. It is perfect for teaching kids/teens how to surf. This past summer “HE” was exposed to 9 brand new people who all had high hopes of learning how to surf. While I cannot guarantee each person actually stood up and rode a wave, I can say that a deeper bond between me and these teens was built. It’s the kind of bond that opens doors much quicker to a deeper mentoring relationship which leads to life transformation. It’s amazing how sharing in a life experience together like this with wipeouts and laughter can in fact be one of the most critical things we do to spiritually impact a teen’s life. This past summer was all about mentoring and making a local impact. This included beach days, an all-night lock in with 47 students, a summer soccer league with 5 college guys we mentor who were home from school, as well as being actively involved in Sanford during the George Zimmerman trial.

/// MINISTERING TO U.S. MILITARY FAMILIES

Karla and I have been invited back for the 5th year in a row to minister to U.S. troops and their families stationed around Germany and Europe. Each year military families come from around Europe for a one week spiritual retreat and time of refreshment. We are brought in to conduct youth services, mentor kids and youth leaders, as well as tackle those teen specific issues. These past few years of speaking and mentoring have helped dozens of struggling teens with issues like depression, suicide, fear, cutting and unforgiveness. They have problems just like other American teens and sometimes it is even compounded when a parent is “downrange” (at the battle zone). One of the biggest challenges for these teens is that they are separated from life as they knew it, isolated from other family and friends, and have little to no youth ministry involvement like they would get in a typical American church. These retreats are the MAIN SPIRITUAL EVENTS they receive each year! Our coming is literally throwing them a rope of hope” to hold on to and find the peace that only Christ offers.

/// HOW YOU CAN BE A PART!

To make this ministry opportunity possible, Karla and I need your help! Imagine knowing that your resources went towards bringing comfort, hope and restoration to the lives of our U.S. Military and their kids. Will you prayerfully consider being a part of extending this “ROPE OF HOPE” to the teens of our military? This is one of the most tangible ways you can say thank you to the families that have sacrificed for all our freedoms, by helping send us as your missionaries to our military and show them the love of Christ! Also, I have enclosed a separate letter from the Intl. Office of the Church of God Military Ministry Youth Dept. that gives more insight and details about the need & why we’ve been asked to partner with them! I realize it is a little long but it is worth reading…thanks for taking the time!

U.S.A MILITARY MISSION BUDGET:

$5,000: (this covers all transportation/travel expenses for Karla and I, hotel, food, and other ministry expenses).

Your immediate help is greatly appreciated as we have some up front expenses to be paid for by Sept. 15th.  Please make checks payable to POP Inc. and in the memo write “Military Mission”. Thank you for keeping us lifted up in prayer as we enter into this busy school season. It encourages Karla and I to know that YOU are on our team.  Thank you for your prayers and for standing with us! (To know about our upcoming events and how you can pray for us please see the back).

Your Missionaries,

Tim, Karla, Elisha & Debi

UPCOMING EVENTS & PRAYER REQUESTS

PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Financial provision for Germany.
  • For open hearts to receive the gospel.
  • Strength for our many upcoming ministry engagements.

SPEAKING EVENTS:

  • Aug. 21st: Ignite Student Ministries (Deland, FL)
  • Aug. 25th: El Sanctuario- Spanish Church Ministry of The Sanctuary, Deland, FL
  • Aug. 8th: Ignite Student Ministries (Deland, FL)
  • Aug. 30th: Augusta Awakening Youth Revival- (Augusta, Georgia)
  • Sept. 4th: Ignite Student Ministries (Deland, FL)
  • Sept. 11th: Ignite Student Ministries (Deland, FL)
  • Sept. 15th: Church Alive (Winter Springs, FL)
  • Sept. 18th: Ignite Student Ministries (Deland, FL)
  • Sept. 25th: Ignite Student Ministries (Deland, FL)
  • Sept. 28th: City Church- Wide Open Youth Encounter (Sanford, FL)

Spring 2013

SOCCER MENTORING

Over the years I have seen that the best way to disciple somebody is by doing life together with them and that requires time. This past October through February I spent 4 days a week with a group of 19 high school boys. This soccer season was one of the most incredible and memorable seasons I have ever had in 18 years of coaching. Not only did I see true transformation in the player’s hearts as they learned to work as a team and love each other well, but also we made it all the way to the Final 4 in the state. God loves to teach us life lessons through our passions as they become real life sermon illustrations that are lived out and forever stick in our minds and hearts. Through adversity and successes they had the chance to live out the principles of Jesus regarding loving each other, unity, and considering others as more important than themselves. It was clear that this mission had been completed when at the end of just losing our state semi-final game, one of our seniors stated “remember, we don’t win games because we are better than the other team…we win games because WE ARE CLOSER than they are!” I have never heard a more Christ-like and profound statement from a player. In life we are victorious when our relationships are close; Our marriages, family, friends and most importantly with our Savior Jesus Christ! Stay close to Him and your victory will be secure even when it seems like you lost.

AWAKENING THE SUPERNATURAL

This past month I was asked to minister in Sanford at City Church’s Awakening Conference to a few hundred adults and teens. My theme was “Awakening The Supernatural” in our lives. I was blown away by the response and manifestation of God’s presence this night as many people were healed and touched by the power of God.  One 19 year old girl’s right eye was healed of being legally blind. She had just gone to the eye doctor that day and then God healed her that night. She recently said I went back to the eye doctor the other day to see a specialist, he ran some tests and looked at my eyes compared it to my previous results and kept saying ‘oh my goodness!” He went to go get the head specialist to look at me and he too was amazed. When he finished he said my right eye and optic nerve was near perfect and my left eye and optic nerve were 20/20 absolutely perfect”! Another young adult came walking in on crutches with his ankle in a cast and then walked out on his own power in his tennis shoes! All I know is that God is still doing miracles today whether people want to believe it or not!

We want to thank you all for your continued partnership with POP as we continue to reach people for Jesus and see Him perform miracles everywhere we go. I am humbled by the privilege of seeing people’s lives changed both through simple things like soccer as well as in the dramatic fashions of modern day miracles. What miracle are you believing God for today? Email me your miracle prayer request so we can be in agreement with you and believe God for your miracle too!

Awakening purpose within today’s generation,

Tim, Karla, Elisha and Debi

Spring 2013

SOCCER MENTORING
Over the years I have seen that the best way to disciple somebody is by doing life together with them and that requires time. This past October through February I spent 4 days a week with a group of 19 high school boys. This soccer season was one of the most incredible and memorable seasons I have ever had in 18 years of coaching. Not only did I see true transformation in the player’s hearts as they learned to work as a team and love each other well, but also we made it all the way to the Final 4 in the state. God loves to teach us life lessons through our passions as they become real life sermon illustrations that are lived out and forever stick in our minds and hearts. Through adversity and successes they had the chance to live out the principles of Jesus regarding loving each other, unity, and considering others as more important than themselves. It was clear that this mission had been completed when at the end of just losing our state semi-final game, one of our seniors stated “remember, we don’t win games because we are better than the other team…we win games because WE ARE CLOSER than they are!” I have never heard a more Christ-like and profound statement from a player. In life we are victorious when our relationships are close; Our marriages, family, friends and most importantly with our Savior Jesus Christ! Stay close to Him and your victory will be secure even when it seems like you lost.

AWAKENING THE SUPERNATURAL
This past month I was asked to minister in Sanford at City Church’s Awakening Conference to a few hundred adults and teens. My theme was “Awakening The Supernatural” in our lives. I was blown away by the response and manifestation of God’s presence this night as many people were healed and touched by the power of God. One 19 year old girl’s right eye was healed of being legally blind. She had just gone to the eye doctor that day and then God healed her that night. She recently said “I went back to the eye doctor the other day to see a specialist, he ran some tests and looked at my eyes compared it to my previous results and kept saying ‘oh my goodness!” He went to go get the head specialist to look at me and he too was amazed. When he finished he said my right eye and optic nerve was near perfect and my left eye and optic nerve were 20/20 absolutely perfect”! Another young adult came walking in on crutches with his ankle in a cast and then walked out on his own power in his tennis shoes! All I know is that God is still doing miracles today whether people want to believe it or not!

We want to thank you all for your continued partnership with POP as we continue to reach people for Jesus and see Him perform miracles everywhere we go. I am humbled by the privilege of seeing people’s lives changed both through simple things like soccer as well as in the dramatic fashions of modern day miracles. What miracle are you believing God for today? Email me your miracle prayer request so we can be in agreement with you and believe God for your miracle too!

Awakening purpose within today’s generation,

Tim, Karla, Elisha and Debi