Archive for October, 2005

Hero Question of the Day #13

Ok, today’s question is a little different. The verse I wanted to use is soooo very cool; however, it doesn’t identify the hero’s name in it who said it. So, I’m changing the question just for today. The hero is Isaiah, fill in the blank found in the verse.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send ____!” Isaiah 6:8

I love that verse because that’s who I want to be 24-7. If God needs something done, I want Him to forever be able to call on me! However, I know I need the foresight of the Holy Spirit to do that (like we talked about on Wednesday). I need to be able to hear His voice and/or have Him push, prod and nudge me in the direction He wants me to go. Oasis you rock… I love you guys!


That’s One Big Sundae & That’s Not Chump Change

$2,180 – That’s some major green!

When I posted about the 1200 boxes packed at Feed the Children, I forgot to tell you that we also had the opportunity to give Alan Jones (the son of Larry Jones, the founder of Feed the Children) our check for $2,180. While the 7th grade pulled out the win for most money donated, collectively we all have reason to be proud. The money will enable over 15,500 pounds of food to be delivered to hurricane ravaged areas. Hungry people will be fed because of you my friend. Way cool!

Over 100 seventh grade students feasted on this 100′ sundae! The prize for the victorious seventh grade students who collected the most money for Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Hero Question of the Day #12

Wow! I can’t believe how many students are emailing and posting the answer to the Hero Question of the Day. I am so proud of you… seriously. Taking time out to look up the passage each and every day or two is off-the-chart. It’s a huge step toward getting to know our God and His Word for yourself!

When they had crossed, Elijah said to ________, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”
“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,”…
2 Kings 2:9

Post your name and answer or email with them.

Meet the Leader – Carole

Carole Marzke is an amazing leader. However, what I appreciate most about her is that she is an awesome friend as well. Carole has been doing youth ministry alongside me forever. You know you have an incredible leader on your hands when they look forward to being here each and every week, year after year. Seriously, the only time Carole has missed is when she’s been out of town or sick. That’s pretty amazing. Love ya friend… hope to be doing ministry and life together for many more years to come!

Carole is about the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. She’s the queen of cupcakes in my book too! She has four great kids – Grant, Gabby, Gloria and Gracie – and one incredible husband named Dave. Below is Carole trying to look scary… somehow she still ended up with a smile on her face:)

The Feed the Children Team – Relentless I tell ya!

1200 boxes divided by 24 people = 50 boxes a piece! That’s a lot of boxes!

On Saturday, October 30 we rocked Feed the Children by pumping out 1200 boxes of food. This isn’t just food for anyone, but those in the Michiana area. When the people of GCC gather together in January to distribute food, it will be all the more special knowing that their student ministries helped boxed them with a whole lot of TLC.

John, Noah, Gabby, Grant, Ashley, Chris, Jackie, Rayne, Shelby, Tara, Lilly, Becky, Emily, Beau, Kasie, Andy, Hilary, Evan, Zach, Karen, Lisa, Carole, and Zeke… thanks for giving it your all. Not once, did you guys moan or groan. When it came to packing boxes, you were relentless for five hours… zowee!

If you build it, we will come!

When Karen and I heard about this corn maze, we had to check it out. We could of driven 20 minutes to a corn maze in Edwardsburg, but opted for this one 2 hours away in Sparta, MI. Why might you ask? It has a pumpkin launcher. It was worth the drive to spend some quality time together… and to launch pumpkins. Mike you gotta build us one of these things!

Up, up and away

Is that the sun setting? No, it’s a pumpkin flying to its death.

Last, but not least, Andy launches the Great Pumpkin!

Team 1 -John, Andy, Zeke and, of course, Vito McFarland
They smoked everyone through the corn maze! Great job guys!

Team 2 – Hilary, Karen, Erica and Amanda

Team 3 – Steve, Evan, Bob, Kyle and Levi (aka Beaver Cleaver)

Team 4 – Kasie, Kalie, Amanda and me

Hero Question of the Day #11

Hero Question of the Day #11
__________ answered, “O king, live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king.”
Daniel 6:21-22

Post your name and answer or email them to

I hope you can all make it to Feed the Children this Saturday. We’ll meet at GCC at 8:30 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m. Remember to call (574.243.3506, x348) or email me if you are going by 7 p.m. on Friday. You Rock!