Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Youth Spotlight: Chantel's Testimony

I have grown up in church and have always known the truth my whole life because my parents and pastors have always told me like it is and never watered it down. At a young age I had a sensitive heart for God, I had child-like faith and believed that anything was possible. Things began to change when I became older and slowly I was introduced to things and people that I shouldn't of been introduced to. I have a good home but a few traumatic things happened and continued on through the years. But it ended at an abrupt halt one day. My older brother took his life at the age of 17. I was only 13 years old at the time. My brother was my hero, I wanted to be just like him and now he was gone. I thought I had problems before, but this changed everything. My heart became cold, I became hard and lifeless on the inside. I never showed emotion, I never talked to anyone about anything. I thought I was crazy because of the way that I felt on the inside. I couldn’t cry, I couldn’t open up, I couldn’t let go. It hurt so bad and I couldn’t get rid of the pain.

I tried to have boyfriends, I thought maybe they could take it away, or popularity, or friends, or clothes, or music, or looks, but it all just hurt me further. I did not know what peace was. It took three years of hurt and confusion to come humbly on my knees before God. I remember the day I was saved, it was Wednesday night at church. Not a special service, or a revival, just church. I remember thinking in that service that I was sick of myself, sick of my life, sick of the hurt and sick of being so confused all the time. And I knew that I was headed for a devils hell if I didn't change, so I made up in my mind that I was getting saved when he pulled that alter call, and I did. I don't remember what I prayed or said, I just remember thinking to myself, "I'm never going to be the same again". I was 16 years old. And since then, I haven't been the same. I thank God so much for all that He has done for me. It has been a long road but through it all God has been my closest friend. I have failed and messed up again and again. I can’t even count how many times. But no matter how far I fell because of my own decisions Jesus was always there to pick me right back up and set me on the right path again. I love Him. I would have nothing without Him.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bible Study #2

Another amazing week at Bible Study. This week 11 people showed up so that's a good sign. Tonight Tyler talked about having an Appetite for Prayer. It was about how we all need to press in and strive for miracles in prayer, having a true appetite in prayer. "If we don't respond there's no reason to be called, especially by God. If we continually push off God and his callings, eventaully He will stop." God will always call us to do something but we have to have an appetite to go out and do it. Miracles happened in the bible because people went to God with an appetite for prayer. As you can see, an appetite for prayer was extremely important in this message. Don't forget Elitches tomorrow and Bible Study next week!!!!


these are gonna be pretty lame but whoever answers them gets a free small snack from the snack shack.
What does a cow listen to?
What do you get from a cow after an earth quake?
What does a cow do on Saturday nights?
answer and get a prize :)

Welcome Back to Bible Study

Bible Study is back in business, but where was everybody? Only five people showed up!! Despite the low numbers, it was still an amazing message. We went outside for it and Tyler talked about the Importance of Prayer. The message is pretty self explaintory but it was about how important prayer in our life and how much it's needed. Hopefully next week more people show up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Forgotten Pictures

I've had many computer issues as of late; in the process, I forgot to post pictures of some things that have happened over the past 40 days or so. You can only add 5 per post, so I can only show so little of what happened. Nonetheless, enjoy.

Dodgeball at Josh's Bachelor party

Hanging out at Culvers

Kickball (this team did not win)

When camping, we found a baby Rabbit, killed it as soon as the picture was done, and had a chewy snack (just kidding for all those who gasped). It actually spent most of the day in David's shirt pocket before we set it free.

How many guys does it take to start a fire? It doesn't matter, we got it going; and just in time for the hour long rain.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Reminder: Breakaway Tonight

In case anyone didn't hear the announcement, we are going to start our Bible Studies NEXT week. Tonight, we will be at Breakaway helping out with 'Broken' down in Phoenix.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

For those who enjoy math...

The fattest knight at Sir Arthur's Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption!

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi!

Teacher: "Who can tell me what 7 times 6 is?"
Student: "It's 42!"
Teacher: "Very good! - And who can tell me what 6 times 7 is?"
Same student: "It's 24!"

Trigonometry for farmers: swine and coswine...

Life is complex: it has both real and imaginary components.

"Students nowadays are so clueless", the math professor complains to a colleague. "Yesterday, a student came to my office hours and wanted to know if General Calculus was a Roman war hero..."

Monday, September 6, 2010

This week

Monday, September 6th: Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7th: No plans for the youth

Wednesday, September 8th: Church, 7pm

Thursday, September 9th: No plans for the youth

Friday, September 10th: Bible Study, 7pm

Saturday, September 11th: Church Clean Up, 9am-12 noon; Youth, 6pm; Broken in Phoenix

Sunday, September 5, 2010

We are the Youth of the Nation!

On Friday night, we had the opportunity to co-host on Q 102.7 KBIQ for Youth Nation Friday Nights with host Maui! It was a blast! We each had a chance to speak on the air at least once. Some of us also got to answer questions that teens called in and asked. Shelby and Nic got to share their testimonies live. It was such a spectacular three hours! If you didn't get a chance to listen... you missed out! It was an amazing night!

Nic, My Sweater, Richard F., Shelby, Alejandra, Oscar and Isaiah

Aaron, david and Nic sitting on the ginormous comfy beanbag

Almost all of us answering the questions people called in.
That guy in the green is Maui.

Rachel loving that hot Louie's Pizza.

Answering peoples questions.

Tyler giving out the info about our church.

Aaron aka DJ Hokey Pokey, doing his "thing."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to School Concert

Tonight, Remnant youth rocked out in our Back to School concert! Earlier today about twelve teens passed out fliers for the concert, so there were a few new faces. Forever and a Day played first; I was SO nervous, but that's okay because God is in control! Rize did four songs too. Their energy is amazing, and they have powerful songs preaching the Gospel. Collins's band played near the end, and they did awesome! Last, but not least, G.O., Robert, and Gabby performed a song they did in Oregon for PBC. The concert was fun and powerful!

Forever and a Day


Daniel and Daniella playing keyboard in the back







The crowd

Collins giving his testimony

The band playing


Taylor and Taylor

Melissa giving her testimony

Gabby, G.O. and Robert