Living the Adventure
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Amazon Smile

Living the Adventure Ministries is registered with Amazon Smile as an organization you can support when you make purchases on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com and select Living the Adventure Ministries as your organization you are supporting. Each time you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com to shop. We receive a

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Ten Years

Ten Years

Ten years ago, my family and I loaded up the truck and moved from Troy to Waterloo where I would be appointed part time as the pastor of Real Life United Methodist Church and part time as the Lead Evangelist and Executive Director of Living the Adventure Ministries. It was

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Hold Me

Hold Me

Our family has been intentionally taking a walk each night for health and wellness issues and to encourage our children to stay active. Sarafina enjoys these walks and she calls them “Short Walk,” which consists of walking in our neighborhood or “Big Walk,” which covers about three miles and includes

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Haiti Ministry

Haiti Ministry

As you receive this Adventure Journal, a team of nine people is traveling to Haiti to be in ministry with the people of the village of Sobier. This will be Matt’s seventeenth trip to Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake. The team will be distributing water filtration buckets, working on

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Comfort Zones by Elizabeth Hall

Comfort Zones by Elizabeth Hall

This trip was a great experience for me. I went into the trip only knowing two people on the trip which definitely put me outside of my comfort zone. I’ve learned through experiences like this that being outside of my comfort zone helps me grow. I made some new friendships

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God’s Timing by Jess Hall

God’s Timing by Jess Hall

Monday morning we began to work on our first project. We were pressure washing the roof of a house that we would then seal with paint later in the week. Our group quickly fell into a pattern, and we had the whole roof done by noon. We were all excited

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

As we come to the end of the first half of 2018, I am grateful for the contributors who have supported this ministry thus far this year. As we enter the summer months, we have a great need for continued support as I travel to Haiti with a team and

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Celebration Banquet

Celebration Banquet

We would love to see you on August 18, 2018 at 6pm at the West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois (4212 Broadway Ave.). We will celebrate the past year’s ministry opportunities and Matt will share with you about how the Holy Spirit has been at work

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Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry

We have a group of people who receive a prayer email from us each week. Included in this prayer email are prayer requests that have been shared with us along with prayer requests for the ministry. If you would like to receive the weekly prayer email and join in prayer

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Great Month

Great Month

The month of April has been a wonderful month of renewal, revival, healing, and wholeness in several locations. I have been amazed to hear the testimonies from people who have told me that the message was spot on to where the Holy Spirit has been speaking into his/her life. In

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