I just finished doing my daily devotion. I’m working my way through a Max Lucado book I received as a Christmas present. Some days I love it and some days I don’t, but it always serves the purpose of getting me in the word and focused on listening for God. […]

Captive Free East Lakes has adapted well to staying in different locations. I had spent a few of my high school nights enjoying lock-ins at my church and even slept in one or two churches on youth trips and such, but I have slept in a number of different churches and have […]

Captive Free East Lakes – A ministry team serving in the East Lakes Region that includes Michigan, some Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and some western Pennsylvania and western New York. Captive Free East Lakes – A ministry team serving a region that does not include Nebraska. But even if Nebraska isn’t […]

On December 12 I departed St. Paul, Minnesota for Lincoln and arrived at home safe and sound after a slightly bumpy, but overall successful, flight on Delta. While I was somewhat sad to leave my teammates and the other teamers, I was incredibly excited to arrive home! It’s so great […]

On the road, we have been blessed with amazing experiences on team! Host families and churches are incredibly kind and enjoy sharing with us a number of activities, foods, and stories. We are invited to be a part of so many events and every day seems to hold something new […]

Youth Encounter isn’t just about music! In fact, it’s a small part of what we do and what makes our team function. Music is often a foot in the door, but we do so much more. Youth Encounter uses music as a gateway for relational ministry! We have dinner with […]

Every Friday I am going to try and post a blog called Fab Five Fridays. Wherein I will post five fabulous things that will (usually) have a theme to them. So here we go with Fab Five Fridays: Articles Read. (5) Why Rest Takes Courage by Emily Freeman ((in)courage) I have selected this blog […]