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I try to pray for our President and the leaders that lead this nation as much as I can. I love seeing pictures of these Easter prayer breakfasts when over 100+ Christian leaders are invited to the White House. Most of the leaders that are usually there are Godly people who have influenced me throughout my own personal journey. Carlos Whittaker led this morning’s breakfast with Nothing but the Blood. I love this picture he sent out with President Obama next to him as he sang some worship songs. I pray for God’s presence in Washington and for wisdom for our leaders to know what’s right and the courage to do it.

Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord  – B. Graham

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Mariners church in Irvine started back in the 60’s and moved into its current facility in 2005. It is the second largest church in Orange County behind Saddleback church hosting 12,000 people each Sunday. I sometimes joke around and call it Mariners resort because of how huge it is. But all kidding aside, it’s a beautiful church. Mariner’s hosted this year’s Catalyst West Coast (as they have for quite some time). I love coming here! It’s becoming a home away from home for me. It’s located in a beautiful part of California and only a minutes drive from Newport Beach. I had to get here early in the morning because this is my first time working behind the scenes at Catalyst and they wanted us here at 6am. They treated us well with Thousand Hills coffee and breakfast (lots of yummy Chick fil a breakfast sandwiches).

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So I’m staying in Castleberry Hills – a suburb of Atlanta. It is sort of this artsy/loft neighborhood a mile from the Dome. It’s a district that is big on helping preserve the neighborhoods from overzealous developers. Surrounding the area are lots of low-income neighborhoods with high crime. I personally enjoy walking through some of these parts because of the people. Every morning I would walk to the Georgia Dome and get bombarded by homeless people asking for money. But at the same time many of them just wanted to know why there were a ton of us commuting down the sidewalks. I know I have been wanting to be more intentional and bold in my faith (I’m not always good at this). I had some opportunities to share what God is doing in the young adults of this generation and what Passion is all about. Because of how little sleep you get at Passion (12 hour days), I found myself grabbing and going a lot when it comes to food. Every morning I stopped at this Subway to get the $3 special – a breakfast sandwich and coffee. I got to know Drew – a middle aged African-American man with a genuine heart. He was so curious about all the students and the noise going on at the Georgia Dome. I shared with him about Passion and for our desire to see justice in this generation for the millions in slavery. We became friends throughout the week and I am thankful that God put me in his life to share. I also stopped at the above Chevron gas station on my way back several times to grab something to drink and had an opportunity to share with the store owner from India. He too was blown away from all the young adults everywhere and wanted to know more about what Passion was all about.

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Drew from Subway

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My $3 special to go

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I had a chance to use my gifts to be a blessing this morning. There were some families in town going through a week-long teaching called Soma School (mainly for church planters) at both Missio Dei Communities and Redemption church. They had some sign up sheets available for people to make breakfast for them. I love to cook, so I fired up a bunch of omelettes for them. After delivering them, I sat and had a wonderful conversation with one of the leaders on counseling in the church. I’m always thankful to use my gifts to bless others.

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As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

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After my morning devotions and coffee, we had breakfast. Eggs, potatoes, bacon, fruit, tortillas – wow. They really feed us good on these trips! We then all got together and Pastor Edgar gave a message from Galatians 6:8-9 about sowing and reaping. Xavier got to translate for him. He thanked us for coming down here and being an example to the other Mexicans. He mentioned how they can be selfish and that we are showing them what it is like to help one another. He said we are showing Jesus in our hearts to them and he encouraged us to be ready to sow because God wants to use us more. It was a great message to start the day off.

Pastor Edgar preaches from the word

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Even though I slept good, I woke up with a heavy heart. I was grieving for my family. I hate the brokenness in this world and what it has done to my family. God led me to some passages of scripture that provided me with some comfort.

 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  

Galatians 6:6-10

When you’re weary in life’s struggles, find strength in the Lord.

We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant. I was happy that it contained a lot of fruit – plantains, mango, cantaloupe.. yum! Dr. Hugo thanked us for coming a shared a passage that God led him to this morning. It was Matthew 19:16-30 and it talks about leaving our loved ones behind to go do God’s work. He mentioned to us how we left our families behind to come on this mission trip and that God would bless us for it. I love his heart for the Lord and the encouraging words he gives.

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They were splitting us up this morning. Some were headed back to Monte Carlo to finish up the cattle and the rest of us were headed to Tercera Calle to do some chickens.

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