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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bar Crawl?!?

Don’t ask me how we got into this contest, but we’re excited nonetheless!

The 12 Foundation is a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization that hosts various fundraising events throughout the calendar year, reminding people that philanthropy is a 12-month-long job. The 12 Foundation has raised and donated thousands of dollars to local organizations that offer youth programming, benefit the homeless and help animals in Minnesota.

One of their annual fundraising events, in fact their signature event, is a Christmas bar crawl in downtown Minneapolis, called the 12 Bars of Christmas (how fitting…). It brings over 1,000

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Fast Break

Along with our after-school program being launched this past September, we’ve also launched into our second year of our Fast Break program. In no particular order, here’s a little bit that we’ve been learning (or rediscovering) so far:

God is working. And He’s amazing! I’ve never heard silence from our kids for any period of time, much less fifteen full minutes! But that’s what happened on Saturday as a friend of mine, Terrell, director of CityLifeWorks of North MPLS, spoke and shared the Gospel with the kids. Inspiring, challenging….amazing to hear what God’s doing through this guy and his work on the northside. Ou

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After one month…still going strong!

When starting something new, you never quite know what to expect. And this was the exact feeling I had as we got the ACE After School program up and running at Powderhorn Park this fall. There were so many questions…will kids show up? Will they like it? Will they ever want to come back?

With all of these questions, it was one of those things where we just have to let go and let God show up. And let’s just say, HE HAS! After our first month, He has shown up in a mighty and evident way…

With over 35 kids, it has been a month of building relationships, having great conversations, making lots of art projects, wo

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