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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.

YET…

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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