July 7, 2008

Short Term Mission: Love NYC Day – Aug 2

Posted in better disciples, cross cultural mission, men, more disciples, NYC at 11:05 AM by alexlozada

poster for Love NYC Day Aug 2008

poster for Love NYC Day Aug 2008

Check out details about the short term (1 day!) mission trip to the Big Apple in this matt-berry-info-email. If you’re interested, post a comment here on the blog, or email me.

Because we’ll be serving-reaching NYC folks by “small acts of kindness [that] can nudge [people] closer to God, often in a profound way as it bypasses [their] usual defenses” – wear comfortable shoes and clothing to deal w/ the sweltering sidewalks of Manhattan in August 🙂 With that in mind, this trip is better suited for mature students and adults.

If you ride in my minivan – transport is free 🙂 If the Spirit blesses us w/ more volunteers, we’ll carpool. As short term missionaries, I’m asking you to give $50 to cover Forefront Church‘s costs for the day (materials, give-aways, etc.) , but if money is a problem – let me know so we can explore options. My tentative plan is to depart MCC 7a and return by 11p.

If you are already planning on attending “Party Like A Man” – MCC’s men’s ministry celebration wrapping up the monthly Sat AM breakfast study of Tony Dungy’s Quiet Strength – by all means follow through with that!

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September 10, 2007

Remembering Stand in the Gap Oct 97

Posted in men at 7:23 AM by alexlozada

I attended Stand in the Gap Oct 97 w/ men from the congregation w/ which I was serving, East Northport Christian Church.  Though it was a great day (Long Island Rail Road very early in the AM to Penn Sta then Amtrak to DC), my strongest memory is getting sick from heat exhaustion.  Though years have gone by, I’m still grateful to the ENCC guys for helping me get home.

I’m going to try to be better prepared for this year’s Stand in the Gap w/ the men from Mountain Christian 🙂

September 2, 2007

Stand In the Gap

Posted in men, servant-leader at 11:01 AM by alexlozada

Stand In the Gap will be a gathering for Christian men from around the nation, coming to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 6, 2007. I attended the Promise Keeper organized Stand in the Gap in 1997 (more on personal memories from that later). I’m working alongside some “stand-in-the-gap” hearted volunteers to organize Mountain Christian’s participation.

The phrase “stand in the gap” comes from Ezekiel 22:29-31. The context is sobering, because God did not find anyone who would serve-lead, and He judged the nation accordingly.