Thursday, March 10, 2011

Without vision people perish..

Over the next several weeks we are making a concerted effort to dissolve barriers between our church and our community. It will be fun to see how our church family puts our beliefs into action off our campus. On April 22nd, we will retell the last supper at Granite Creek Park. The following day we have the opportunity to serve in our community cleaning up the same park with members of our community.

The last thirteen weeks of our series, Twenty Weeks, has really made a significant difference in establishing what it means to truly know Jesus and to do something with that knowledge. It's a safe play to always expect those outside church to come to us. It's faith building to take those inside and put them on mission in the community. We will see what happens. I know this much..

Without vision people perish.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

4 things

so we had this incredibly strange thunder blizzard that struck through the heart of our town early tuesday morning. with this storm came intense wind and snow. add these things together and you get some bad results. mainly..power outages, trees that lay across an important road and/or trees that land through the roof of your house.

four things:
1. chainsaw
2. friends to quote christmas movies with and stack firewood
3. cell phone to check email that is otherwise unavailable due to power
outage...although typing emails on cellphone is like trying to play lead guitar on a martin backpacker
4. patience with a.p.s.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dan Barker

As many of you know, Dan Barker, is now back in his home at UCYC and is continuing his therapy following his accident last month. He is a walking miracle and a testimony to the power of prayer and God's miraculous work. If you want to read the story from the first day of Dan's accident until this past Monday, July 27th, check out My friend Kris, has written a great account of what has happened over the last five weeks in Dan's life.

The following is a challenge that I'm undertaking with my friend Danny Cox to raise money for Dan's ongoing medical expenses. Please take the time to read more about what we are doing....thanks!


The Dan Barker Weight-Loss-Athon Challenge

The Situation: A few weeks back a friend of mine, Dan Barker, fell 40 feet while doing some rock climbing in Sedona, Arizona. His injuries include: swelling to the brain, a deep bruise to his left lung, broken vertebrae, fractured pelvis, and laceration to his head, facial fractures, broken jaw, fractured right wrist and a hole in his intestine. Doctors have been amazing! They have already done surgeries which include: repairing two small holes in his small intestine, facial reconstructive surgery, surgery on his right and left wrist, surgery to wire his jaw shut so it can heal, a tracheotomy was performed so he can eat while his jaw is wired shut, and the list goes on.

The need: As you can imagine the medical bill for this is going to be astronomical. Dan has insurance but is going to need to meet his deductible and his max out of pocket expense. A fund called the “Dan Barker Medical Fund” has been established to help Dan with his expenses.

The Challenge: I am teaming up with a few of Dan Barker’s friends to raise as much money as possible for our buddy Dan. Our main challenge is what I would like to talk to you about in this letter. We are having a “Dan Barker Weight-loss-athon” for Dan. Starting August 1st, and going until November 1st, , several others and myself are going to do everything we can to lose as much weight as possible in the hopes that our family and friends will sponsor us per pound of weight loss. The money we raise will go towards the Dan Barker Medical Fund.

*If you would like to join the challenge and help Dan raise money, just let me know.

The Humble Question: Will you sponsor me in this challenge? Will you commit $1 per pound that I lose? or $2, $3, $5, or even $10 per pound (or more)? I am going to embarrass myself by disclosing my weight. Currently I weigh 245 pounds. My personal goal in this challenge is to lose at least 30 pounds in the next three months. My goal for my friend Dan is to raise over $3000 for his medical fund.

Dan is an amazing young man who has devoted his life to serving at UCYC here in Prescott, AZ. His devotion to the Lord, the camp, and his family and friends is inspiring. Please join me as we seek to help him in his time of need. Also, please commit to praying for Dan Barker and to his continued recovery.

Chris Herrington

P.S. I have sponsored myself $10 a pound in this challenge. I can’t wait to write a check to Dan for $300-$400.

P.S.S. You can do a onetime donation if you would like. Just write check payable to: “The Dan Barker Medical Fund.”

Living life together,

Chris Herrington

Program Director

928-445-0391 office

928-848-1574 cell

877-560-3617 fax

Saturday, July 25, 2009

things to laugh about
in honor of adam sandler's new movie "funny people"
thank you Jim pockets!!

dude..111 years old

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Psalm 119:41-48

41 May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD,
your salvation according to your promise;

42 then I will answer the one who taunts me,
for I trust in your word.

43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth,
for I have put my hope in your laws.

44 I will always obey your law,
for ever and ever.

45 I will walk about in freedom,
for I have sought out your precepts.

46 I will speak of your statutes before kings
and will not be put to shame,

47 for I delight in your commands
because I love them.

48 I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love,
and I meditate on your decrees.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Psalm 119:33-40

33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;
then I will keep them to the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.

35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.

36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.

37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word. [b]

38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
so that you may be feared.

39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
for your laws are good.

40 How I long for your precepts!
Preserve my life in your righteousness.