Tag Archives: knowing our community

On Prayer: Waiting Five Years For The Answer I Wanted

Five years. Yes, five years. When the Chrio family invited me to be their Pastor just over five years ago I began praying that God would develop relationships between our church family and the families that attend Pedro Guerrero Elementary … Continue reading

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More Than A Song: Why Picking Fruit On Sunday Is Worship

Do you remember the song ‘Heart of Worship’ by Matt Redman? I know. I know. Bringing up a song from 1998 dates oneself. But do you remember it? If not, you can have a cultural experience by going here. As … Continue reading

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Invocation Dilemma – Offering A Prayer At The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board Meeting

“Will you offer a prayer at the Governing Board meeting for Mesa Public Schools?” “Sure!”  I replied, not knowing exactly what that even meant. This is how a meeting ended with a small group of leaders from Mesa Public Schools concerning refugees … Continue reading

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Our Community: Pedro Guerrero’s Story

Every Thursday while I’m busy packing bags of food at Guerrero Elementary School during their Blessings in a Backpack program I try exercise my gift of gab to start conversations. Little did I know that one question would send me … Continue reading

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Our Community: Meeting with Mesa Councilmember Chris Glover

This past spring I had the privilege of meeting with Councilmember Chris Glover, who leads district 4 in Mesa. He started off our meeting apologizing for wearing a Chicago Cubs jersey as he ‘had’ to attend opening day for spring training … Continue reading

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