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I find it remarkable that the God of the universe made the intentional decision to walk alongside us. The Message translation says it this way: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” (John 1:14)

Unbelievable, really. God with us!

And if that wasn’t enough, the God of the universe not only moved into the neighborhood, not only walked alongside of us, He PARTNERED WITH US!! He left us work to do. He commanded us to go and make, to go and do as He had done. And He promised that He’d be with us, always!

I think one of the reasons God partnered with us is to show us a bet

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Ace Golf Classic

It’s March! Birds are chirping. Days are getting longer. Golf season is right around the corner!

We’re thrilled to announce our 1st Annual Ace Golf Classic on Monday, June 15th. Click here to learn more!

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Benefit Dinner 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, Ace in the City is hosting its 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction. This year, we’ll be celebrating together at the Shoreview Community Center, with the silent auction portion of the evening beginning at 5 pm. This year’s theme is “Neighbors”–believing Jesus was on to something when he challenged his believes to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It’s not easy, but we’ve seen and experienced that it sure does work! Tickets and sponsorships must be purchased online, and can be done by clicking on this link.

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When it Rains, it Pours

It’s raining here in Juarez. As the team has continued to settle in, connect and jump right in with the activities and programming for the week…As we’ve debriefed the last few nights, it’s becoming more and more clear that it’s been raining much longer than the past few hours.

Many team members are bringing in a wide range of hurts and pains and struggles from back home The battle rages on as storms and tempest roar–and I think many are hoping this trip can be a relief of sorts. Because when it rains, it pours.


With God, there is a YET! Thank you, Jesus!

In our wors

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Back2School Bash

We are so excited to be hosting our 3rd Annual Back2School event. On Saturday, August 16th, and in partnership with our corporate sponsor, Calhoun Companies, and church partner, Emmanuel Covenant Church, we hope to bless our community with over 150 school-supply-filled backpacks!

It doesn’t stop there!

We’ll be providing back2school haircuts, grilling, running carnival games and giant inflatables! It’s been the highlight of our summer, and we’re looking forward to another great event! To catch a sneak peek into the event, watch the quick video here.

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Things are picking up

The sun is finally shining and the temperatures finally reflect the month! Welcome to summer! We have officially wrapped up another successful school year of programming. Thanks for all your support and generosity! Together, we have served over 100 kids and families in the Powderhorn Community, provided over 1,000 meals and rides to/from the park, enhanced literacy skills, and been blessed with over 100 volunteers investing in our programs. (Some are even moving into the neighborhood!) Thank you. We couldn’t do this without you!

In years’ past, June has been more of a quieter month. NOT THIS YEAR! Three big things are ha

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The Work of Anticipation

In Minnesnowta, it maybe hasn’t felt like baseball season, but baseball season is in full swing anyway. (Pun intended.) I’ll admit: I’m a bit of a fair weather fan with the Twins. I think the ridiculously long season gets to me. (I’ve heard it’s long for the players too, and they get paid for it. So I don’t feel too bad…)

I’ve heard quite a few people over the years ask what the role of the manager is in baseball.

What does the manager actually do?

They just eat seeds and throw periodical temper tantrums. How hard can that be!?!

So it turns out that being a manager is a bit more complex than that

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Connecting the Dots

Five years ago, Ace launched with a short term mission trip to Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico! Since July of 2009, we’ve led over a dozen trips to this beautiful place. (It’s our home away from home!) Shortly after this trip, we launched programming locally, in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Many people have since asked, “Why do you do both of these things?” “How do they fall under the same Ace umbrella?” “What connects them?”

It has undoubtedly taken years to develop strong relationships with the kids and leaders of the Emmanuel Children

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2014 Forecast

A research team just recently declared that this past Monday was the most depressing day of the year. Americans are going back to work, realizing over the weekend just how BIG their holiday debt accumulated, and have probably already failed in their New Year’s Resolution(s). If you’re from the frozen tundra, temps of -30 doesn’t make it any better either!

At Ace in the City, we are anything BUT depressed! It’s 2014, and we’ve got a HUGE YEAR ahead of us! We ended 2013 at a historic high financially–THANK YOU for your generosity.

Over the next year, our goal is to have a few more homes in th

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Feliz Navidad

If you have yet to notice, winter is here. Lately, many have even found it cold outside.

With winter’s arrival, we take a look back at a successful fall season highlighted with the launch of our literacy program, Ace | Readers, a growing after-school program, and the fourth year of Ace | Hoops. Thanks to all the volunteers who make these programs GO! We’ve been leading Bible studies and putting our new van to good use! Just last month, we celebrated another amazing turnout at our second annual Benefit Dinner. Thanks to all of you who support so generously what God is doing through this ministry.

Winter, however, i

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