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Team Hoyt

Maybe you’ve seen this story somewhere, but I just read it yesterday. It’s an incredible story of a father’s love. It paints a beautiful picture of how God cares for us. It is amazing. Here’s an excerpt:

I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging. But compared with Dick Hoyt, I stink.

Eighty-five times he’s pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in Marathons. Eight times he’s not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars–all in the same day.

Related: Story Link; Youtube page (English); Youtube page (Spanish); Story on youtube

Will you help?

This is the first time I’m trying this, but I wanted to see if we could raise some money online for a project we’re working on to informally train youth workers in Mexico City. We are trying to raise $500 through Chipin to help with promotion and preparation for an Institute for Youth Ministry in Mexico City.

The Institute for Youth Ministry is a year long training program which will consist of 10 courses in youth ministry. We will meet 4 times a month for 3 hours a week. Each Saturday, the students will receive youth ministry training that will help them in their local churches.

The courses will cover: Biblical Philosophy of Youth Ministry; Youth Culture; Programming for Youth Ministry; Discipleship in Youth Ministry; Effective Teaching; Family Ministry; Troubled Youth; Communicating in Youth Ministry; Missions with young people; Campus Ministry.

The institute will also offer courses online and through distance, making it more available for other students in other areas of Latin America.

If you’d like to help, please chip in and link to this post on your blog, website, myspace page, etc.

Everyone loves prizes

Here’s a random thought about just about any event you do…everyone loves prizes.

I have observed this time and time again. It’s not just little kids or even middle school students. Even adults love prizes. If you want to do something and get everyone involved, be sure to offer a prize. It doesn’t even have to be something big. Candy or something small will go a long way to getting the participation you want from people. Weird, isn’t it?

Boyce College Video

A video made for a youth ministry class at Boyce College. Funny.

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