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Benefit Dinner 2013

It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to host our 2nd Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Dinner on Saturday, November 2nd! This year’s benefit will be hosted at Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112), beginning at 5 p.m. We’re excited to have Bethel Football Head Coach, Coach Johnson, come in and share about mentoring and creating a culture of community!

We’ve got BIG things to celebrate, and even BIGGER things to look forward to in the upcoming year!

Tickets and seats are going quickly, so if you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets online here.

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Addressing Literacy

All students deserve the opportunity to succeed in life and pursue the dreams and goals they set for themselves. The ability to read is perhaps the most crucial skill in determining how far they can reach.

Research from the Minneapolis Foundation and One Minneapolis indicates that up to 70% of the students within the sphere of influence of our programs may not be reading at grade level. These numbers are alarming, as we know that such issues, especially among younger students, are leading indicators for such things as substance abuse, violence, and future incarceration.

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Replacing "Fun"

We’re leading our 11th trip to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico! As happens so naturally for most people returning from trips like this, the question quickly comes, “How was your trip?”

Fair question.

It may not always be my initial response, but oftentimes it is this: “It was so much fun.”

Fun: A word Americans love, but a word Christians should pursue less!

I read a great post by a well-known Christian author and speaker, and I think he’s on to something. God created fun, and created many things to BE fun. But on the priority list of Kingdom characteristics, I think it falls beh

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Replacing “Fun”

We’re leading our 11th trip to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico! As happens so naturally for most people returning from trips like this, the question quickly comes, “How was your trip?”

Fair question.

It may not always be my initial response, but oftentimes it is this: “It was so much fun.”

Fun: A word Americans love, but a word Christians should pursue less!

I read a great post by a well-known Christian author and speaker, and I think he’s on to something. God created fun, and created many things to BE fun. But on the priority list of Kingdom characteristics, I think it falls beh

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Manana

Tomorrow we venture off for our 5th annual July trip to the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico. Can’t believe we’re in our 5th year (and 11th trip!!). God is good! (All the time!)

At Ace, we have a heart for community. We have a heart for God’s Kingdom! And we have a open heart as we seek to be part of building community, and His Kingdom, right here. Right now!

I am a HUGE believer that one of the first things we can do to be transformative agents of His love is to stretch ourselves. Get outside of our comfort zones! Be challenged! Because when we’re comfortable, we tend to stay put. Not

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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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Stepping on the Court

On Sunday, February 24th, Ace in the City was recognized as Nonprofit of the Game at the Minnesota Timberwolves battle with the Golden State Warriors! What an amazing experience! Thanks to all of you who were able to make it out–so fun to see a swarm of blue Ace shirts buzzing around the arena!

For those of you who missed it, below is a picture from our halftime, on-the-court, presentation with a few of our boys, brothers DJ & Wanzay, as well as Wolves President Chris Wright!

We were also able to share our video Meet DJ to the entire fan base at the game! An awesome and humbling experience! Thanks to all our volun

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Year in Review

What a year it’s been! I’ve been so busy lately, so forward in thinking, that I’ve failed to take the time to reflect on all that’s been in 2012. But, WOW, what a year!

While it’s been an incredible year, I find myself sharing a similar headline from year’s past: God is good.

God has continually opened doors that only HE can open, bring the right people and resources that only HE can bring, bless us in ways that only HE can bless. Work in ways that only He can work.

And it’s forced me to humbly pray what has become a similar request in my prayer life: God, thank you. Seriousl

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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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