Saturday, March 2, 2013



DATE: March 2, 2013

FROM: My new home in Nampa, Idaho

Verse of the Day: Joshua 1:9  (Check it out :)



HELLO WARRIOR NATION!  (It's been too long!)  How are you?!  

I hope you're doing well and having a great 2013!

Here's a quick snapshot of what we're stoked about for Summer 2013!

Thought you might like to check out what God's been up to @ WARRIOR CAMP.  Here we go!  :)


In this update...

     SUMMER 2013


     "THE WARRIOR HEART" by John Eldredge




1.  Warrior Camp: Full Day Edition

      Date: June 8, 2013

      Grades: 3-6

      Venue: Grandview Church of the Nazarene

      Church Website:

      Location: Grandview, Washington

      From Home Base in Nampa, Idaho: 
         308 miles
         4 hours 55 minutes
         Direction: Northwest

2.  War Games 2013: Weekend Edition

         Date: July 13-15, 2013

         Grades: 7-12

         Participating Churches:

             New Life Community Church, Wendell, Idaho
              New Life Community Church Page

             Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho

         Venue: YMCA Youth Camp  (See pictures below)
           (Thanks YMCA for letting us use your camp!)

         Location: Horsethief Reservoir, Cascade, Idaho

         YMCA Camp Page:   

         YMCA Camp Blog: 

         YMCA Camp On Facebook: 

          From Home Base in Nampa, Idaho:
            96 miles
            2 hours 20 minutes
            Direction: North-northeast

3.  Warrior Camp: Full Day Edition

     Summer, 2013

     Participating Churches: 

          Greenleaf Church
            Greenleaf Church Page
          Nampa Bethel Church

      Grades: 3-6

     Details: This special, combined Warrior Camp is still 
     being shaped.  Check back soon!



Thanks so much for all your encouragement, prayer, and support as we prayerfully "gear up" for Warrior Camp 2013.  Keep praying for God to do His thing in boys and young men: that unsaved young men would come to Jesus for the 1st time, and that churched boys would grow as authentic young men after God's own heart.  We're exploring the benefits of getting dads and father figures involved in Warrior Camp this year too.  And, if you can remember to pray for the churches, kids workers, and youth workers who are giving us a chance to partner with them in ministry, and who will be doing critical follow-up ministry after Warrior Camp, that'd be amazing!  We want Warrior Camp to be a spiritually impacting win for them and their church, and one that produces long-term fruit!

And if you ever have any questions about WARRIOR CAMP, or prayer requests we can pray with you over, please let me know!  You matter to God and to us, and we're in His family together.


...On another note, here's something I wanted to share from one of my heroes.  I hope you like it!


I have in my files a copy of a letter written by Major Sullivan Ballou, a Union officer in the 2nd Rhode Island. He writes to his wife on the eve of the Battle of Bull Run, a battle he senses will be his last. He speaks tenderly to her of his undying love, of "the memories of blissful moments I have spent with you." Ballou mourns the thought that he must give up "the hope of future years, when, God willing, we might still have lived and loved together, and seen our sons grown up to honorable manhood around us." Yet in spite of his love the battle calls and he cannot turn from it. "I have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in the cause in which I am engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter . . . how great a debt we owe to those who went before us through the blood and sufferings of the Revolution . . . Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break" and yet a greater cause "comes over me like a strong wind and bears me unresistably on with all these chains to the battle field."

A man must have a battle to fight, a great mission to his life that involves and yet transcends even home and family. He must have a cause to which he is devoted even unto death, for this is written into the fabric of his being. Listen carefully now: You do. That is why God created you-to be his intimate ally, to join him in the Great Battle. You have a specific place in the line, a mission God made you for.

(John Eldredge.  Wild at Heart, 141)



In that spirit, we're really stoked about holding the 2013 War Games Weekend @ the exciting new YMCA Youth Camp pictured below.  Check it out :)  

Idaho Climbing Wall!

In addition to the new venue we'll be using for the War Games Weekend this Summer, I'm just a little excited about my new home and wanted to share some pics if that's ok with you.  This whole story is a huge God thing, and I'm so grateful and excited for all the ministry opportunities that He's already allowing at this new place!  (If you're ever in Nampa, come on over! :)

8-27-12  My empty lot.  (Before the action begins).  Been praying over this, and God gets all the glory!
Psalm 127:1

Ground Breaking!  September 17, 2012

Footings and Foundation

Cool Progress!

The builder said he could drive his truck on this floor!

Sticks going up!

Flying Truss!

Gettin' Closer!

Bird's Eye View.  (My lot is in the yellow rectangle)

Zooming out!  My home is in the small yellow square near the upper right area.  In walking distance of the big Jungle, "Nampazon", Swamp, and Lake...all waiting to be explored!  Great options for Warrior Birthday Bashes, Extreme Warrior Events, etc...
Time to get your Warrior Swag on!

Zoomed way out!  The amazing 9,000 acre Lake Lowell and epic "Jungle" and "Nampazon" to the southwest.   My home is in the little yellow square near the lower right area, above the "Google".  
Welcome to God's Playground!

1st Youth Event @ my house.  We wrote Bible verses all over the walls, and prayed for God to bless this Home and do His thing in and with it!  10-24-12

Worship under the stars

Mr. Swag himself.  (Andy, not me :)

Writing God's Word on the walls

Dedicated to God

Bible in the walls!

Yo Youth Group...Can I getta "Thank you Jesus!"

Squeeze and Cheese!  Unforgettable night of worship, prayer, dedication, fellowship, and excitement of what God's up to.  Love this crew, and all the glory goes to you God!  10-24-12

Blacklight Fest! . 2-25-13

Box Hockey Battle . 2-11-13

Young Life! 2-11-13

The new, biggest ministry tool God has blessed me with yet!  
(Took ownership on 12-21-12)
(First Night: New Year's Eve, December 31, 2012)
Thank you God!  
He said "Yes", and gets all the praise!

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