Living the Adventure
Summer 2020 Haiti Trip

Summer 2020 Haiti Trip

Our most recent Haiti Trip was a wonderful experience in Yvon. We led conferences for men, women, and youth. At the end of these events, the attendees were given rice/beans or another gin. We saw great progress on the school expansion and worked to create a

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Concerts of Prayer and Worship

Concerts of Prayer and Worship

A God-given vision and dream will bear fruit when we are obedient to follow the Holy Spirit’s leadership. I am enlivened and encouraged with the Concert of Prayer and Worship experience in Albion and Carmi. I know people truly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit

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Altar or Alter?

Altar or Alter?

I must admit that I tend to discover typographical errors in church bulletins, church outdoor signs and on websites. I will admit these errors are also found here in the Adventure Journal and in my own personal writings and sermons. Sometimes I will be reading over

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Help Us Make a Difference

Help Us Make a Difference

I want to make a difference. I am not sure how much more succinct and boldly I can make that statement. I want to make a difference in the world and I know that I have in my heart the answer to the world’s darkness and death…I have Jesus. Yet,

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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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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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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

It seems as though this year, Spring has been delayed and winter continues to persist. Just when it seems Spring has finally arrived for good, the temperature drops and the long pants and long sleeves come out of the closet again. The delay has been a popular talking point eliciting

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