IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES

 At one mission, a youth group of about 75 students had just shared some special music before Tim was to speak for the evening chapel.  The man introducing Tim, asked the men in the audience how many of them had grown up in church.  To our surprise, over half of the 200 men raised their…

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TRIUMPH IN TRAGEDY

This will be a different blog than all the others we have written, less about the Rescue Missions, and more about the cities we have been in who have experienced tragedies or disasters;  no “trip quips”, just heartfelt words of what we have seen.  In Tuscaloosa, Alabama we saw the after-effects of the tornado that…

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

  Some of you have asked us how this trip actually works?  Are we driving 8 hours a day?  Where are we staying?  What exactly are we doing? Our day starts off with a complimentary breakfast.  Sometimes we stay in the homes of friends or family along the route, and other nights in a Choice…

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF MONUMENT

Not far from the Statue of Liberty is a building that blends right into the old Bowery neighborhood .  We might have passed by were it not for the man grilling chicken for the mission on the sidewalk out front.  Again, we were reminded of the parallels.    Lady Liberty shines her beacon of freedom for our…

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ARMS WIDE OPEN

One evening, we were walking through the French Quarter of New Orleans, checking out the lights and music of Bourbon Street,  the mix of the street performers, when we both stopped suddenly in the middle of the street.  Both of us stared at a giant shadow at the end of a side street which we soon discovered…

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KINGDOM COOKS

You’ve heard of the TV Show “Hell’s Kitchen”?   We’re going to talk about “Heaven’s Kitchen” where rescue mission chefs are cooking for the Kingdom, as they fill bellies so the chaplains can fill souls!   There are many great chefs in this country who have the privilege of working in state-of-the-art kitchens,  top of the line…

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HOPE IS NOT FAR OFF

In the midst of despair, people sometimes feel that hope is a long way off.  But we’re finding out as we visit each rescue mission that it’s just down the road.  Whether the mission is two city blocks long or a small storefront,  many are finding hope and the first step towards a changed life. …

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ARE WE THERE YET?

It’s Day 9 on our adventure and we are heading to our eighth state, Missouri.  Our first week of traveling across the country has been alive with experiences at missions serving up to 500 people and at missions with a small group of ten.  We’ll tell you more later, but want to share our first…

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FINALLY IN THE VAN…

After two years of dreaming, one year of planning, endless hours looking at maps and missions, and the combined efforts of neighbors, Chip & Jamie,  fixing hanging racks in our rental van…… we are on the road!   We have thanked volunteers, encouraged staff, served meals, toured missions, spoken in chapels, as well as listened to…

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FOX 10 NEWS INTERVIEWS US

Fox 10 Morning Show came out to Scottsdale Christian Academy to send us off on our “Serve Across America” tour.   About 250 elementary students were dressed in red, white, and blue, singing patriotic songs and waving American flags around a 24 foot giant canvas map made by teachers and students.  Weatherman, Cory McCloskey, took us…

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