Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Week in Florida

I got to visit our NTM Headquarters in Sanford, FL last week. Really great to see all the work it takes to keep New Tribes Mission opperating...and those who are doing that work.
Thanks guys!

The reason I came to Florida was to represent NTM at the Awana Summit Weekend in Jacksonville. I got to talk to many teens about opportunities for them to get involved around the world. This is Art Rorheim, one of my heros of the faith. He is the founder of Awana Clubs International, under his mentour, Lance Latham, who was also a co-founder of New Tribes Mission! He has such a heart for people to come to know Jesus Christ...I've learned much from him over the years!

Imagine 1,000 teens staying at the Jacksonville Hyatt Motel! This is where the conference was.

There were 1,200 teens who participated in the Bible Bowl, Awana Games, & Fine Arts Competitions! Many of these teens are sold out to the Lord. They want to serve Him with their lives! Imagine what would happen if dozens of them went and gave their lives so that unreached people could hear the gospel and be discipled for the first time!

This is a cool blue bridge (right outside the hotel).

Here's a team from Evangelical Free Church in Jackson, Tennessee! I met them last year. I got to visit with them some & encourage them in their walk with Christ & their pursuit of His will for their lives. Good times!