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Summer of ’13

It’s almost summer, I think! (But I make no promises!!)

Ace | After School closes out our 2nd year of programming at Powderhorn Park today! What a year it’s been!!! And while our Hoops, After School, and Deeper programs are a bit more heavily focused during the school year months, summer is no slouch for us at Ace in the City.

Here’s a glimpse into our summer:

I can’t believe we’re saying this, but we’re leading our 5th Annual Summer Trip to Juarez and our friends at the Emmanuel Children’s Home. With a team of 18 (and counting), we’re excited for what’s in store! 2nd Annual Back2School Bash

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Summer of '13

It’s almost summer, I think! (But I make no promises!!)

Ace | After School closes out our 2nd year of programming at Powderhorn Park today! What a year it’s been!!! And while our Hoops, After School, and Deeper programs are a bit more heavily focused during the school year months, summer is no slouch for us at Ace in the City.

Here’s a glimpse into our summer:

I can’t believe we’re saying this, but we’re leading our 5th Annual Summer Trip to Juarez and our friends at the Emmanuel Children’s Home. With a team of 18 (and counting), we’re excited for what’s in store! 2nd Annual Back2School Bash

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Eres Santo. You are holy.

This was the simple and powerful chorus of a worship song we sang during church this morning. Scripture talks about submitting fragrant offerings to our God, and for a long time I never really knew what that meant until this morning.

I closed my eyes and shut my mouth and just listened to 60+ kids shout out to their God “Eres Santo.” (You are holy.) I smiled, and I know God did too. Talk about a fragrant offering….

Today has been an amazing day! We started our Sunday morning with a mountain climb up to cross that overlooks all of Juarez (and El Paso.) It’s always a powe

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Changing Climate

What’s funny right now is that for those of you that read the title of this post were probably thinking that I was going to be talking about how drastic of a weather change it’s been down here. How it was 65 and sunny today. Going to be 65 and sunny tomorrow. (I’m golfing with a few leaders tomorrow. Yay for me!!) 65 and sunny on Sunday. 65 and sunny on Monday…..and did I mention no snow in the forecast either….

The climate change has been nice. Can’t say I miss the snow or the cold or the crappy roads or the bottoms of my jeans being wet and gross. BUT, and this is so exciting, the real climate c

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Leap Frog & Launching Pads

There are a lot of short-term mission trip critics in the world. I’m one of them, probably. Part of my criticism of short-term mission trips as we know them to be in the Western culture actually stems from my first short-term trip to Juarez, Mexico:

I think I came back more changed, more impacted, more transformed than any one kid we loved and served over our week at the home.

But wait…

We’re going down there to change…impact…transform them, right?

And so the folly begins…

I read a good article from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary the other day. (She gave herself that name, not me.) Taking a

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Leap Frog & Launching Pads

There are a lot of short-term mission trip critics in the world. I’m one of them, probably. Part of my criticism of short-term mission trips as we know them to be in the Western culture actually stems from my first short-term trip to Juarez, Mexico:

I think I came back more changed, more impacted, more transformed than any one kid we loved and served over our week at the home.

But wait…

We’re going down there to change…impact…transform them, right?

And so the folly begins…

I read a good article from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary the other day. (She gave herself that name, not me.) Taking a

Continue reading …