This last Wednesday at The Switch we started our new series "Status". Status focuses on a group of high school students as they try to navigate through their dating lives. In this series we talk about who to date, how to date, and how far is too far.
The main verse we looked at this last Wednesday is found in 1 Samuel 16:7 "But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'”
If you didn't get a chance to watch the Craig Groeschel (pastor of Life Church) video that was put up on the Switch facebook page, I encourage you to please take some time to watch it. Each week Craig takes time to answer some questions for parents and leaders regarding the series. Check it out, it's good stuff!
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Sat 6 Apr 2013 4:49:43 pm | no comments
We are still needing a couple drivers and cars for Sunday the 22nd and Friday the 27th, to get our youth up and back to camp in Prescott. Would any of you be willing to volunteer your time to drive on either of those days, or just be willing to volunteer your car? All gas will be paid for.
Sunday Drivers will be taking kids up right after church around 1pm and Friday Drivers will have to leave Tucson around 6:45am to be able to pick the youth up from Prescott around 10:30am.
Let me know if you are able to help the youth out!
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Mon 16 Jul 2012 5:02:32 pm | no comments
Youth summer camp is just around the corner, and I’m just sending this out to see if anyone would beinterested in sponsoring a teen to go to camp?It’s $242 this year, and I’d love to see everyone get to go. Let me know if you want to partner with the youth group by supplying some of the finances that is needed to send our teens to camp! You could be a part of changing a life, which is awesome!
Tomorrow is The Switch's first Polar Bear Swim!
Be Sure to bring warm clothes to change into, and bring a towel. We'll have a fire going, so as soon as all us crazy ones get out of the water we can get warmed by the fire.
Hope to see you all there, it's going to be super fun! It Will be at the love's house (4650 W. Wild Horse Dr. 85742) , 7pm-9pm
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Tue 27 Dec 2011 3:43:31 pm | no comments
Just wanted to remind you all that this Wednesday is our Christmas Party! Wear an ugly Sweater, and bring a White Elephant gift to exchange (if you spend money on it, please make sure it's no more than $5). It's normal Wednesday times 7-8:30, at the church.
Also, this Friday is our Christmas Blanket Fort Extravaganza! We'll be watching a Christmas movie, eating Nachos, and having a marvelous time. It's 7-9:30 at church. Bring a pillow.
That's what we have going on this week! Let me know if you have any questions, -Kadi
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Mon 12 Dec 2011 2:22:05 pm | no comments
Hello friends and family, I’m in Israel right now, but before I get to writing about all that, I want to tell ya all about our last two legs in Africa. After leaving Uganda we headed to Moshi, Tanzania. It’s a town that is situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, that famous mountain Toto sang about years ago. We watched “The Lion King” as a team, and while watching it I thought to myself, “Yup. Everything about this movie is pretty much Tanzania.”
Kids Ministry and how God broke my heart: My mom was the children’s pastor at our church for many years, and she just has a huge heart for kindergartners. I on the other hand, have never really dug being around that age group or teaching that age group for that matter, my mom can attest to that. Last year I went to South America in outreach, and God stretched me each time we did a children’s services. This year, however, God broke my heart for children. In every country, but Morocco, we worked with orphans. The organization we worked with in Tanzania is all about helping children, so for a good week and a half we worked daily with kids. I looked forward to playing with the kids, and loving on them. I remember one day we were leaving one of the orphanages, and I picked up one of the kids to say goodbye and I just hugged her and kissed her…I felt like crying. From then on when leaving a place I would hug and kiss the kids. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”-Matthew 19:14
You don’t need to pray under a big tree: The power of prayer is absolutely amazing, and still blows my mind. While in Tanzania we as a group went on a prayer walk. At every corner we would stop and pray. At one point we were passing a field, and a couple people in our team had a strong feeling that we needed to go to that field and pray over the city. At the end of this path we were walking down, stood this Massai man all decked out in his tribal clothes holding a staff watching and waiting for us to reach him. Once we got to him, he began walking with us and talking to us. We explained what we were doing and told him he was more than welcome to join us for our prayer walk. In the middle of the field one of our team members prayed out loud. After the prayer, our new friend exclaimed, “You prayed out in the open. We are only aloud to pray under a big tree, but you prayed out in this open field, why?” We then proceeded to explain to him that God is everywhere, and that you can talk to him anytime and anyplace. The man went on to observe, “There are eight of you, and only one of me. So you must be right.” We went on to tell him more about Jesus, but he was having a hard time understanding it all. We promised to get him a Bible in Swahili. Looking at this man one would think, “Surely he does not have a cell phone.” But we asked if he had one, and to my surprise he pushed aside one of his wraps, and next to his machete was indeed a cell phone…go figure. Nelson and he exchanged cell numbers and the next day we got him a Swahili Bible. The next week, this man text us telling about his excitement about the Bible and Jesus, praise God for divine appointments.
Chicken coops and curtains: For a week we worked in a village about an hour outside of Moshi called Moipo. We worked and stayed at this place that will soon be a safe haven for women who have been involved in prostitution and the sex trade. The safe haven is a dream come true for our contact Lauren who is 26 years old. A few years ago God placed a dream in her heart to see this place being built, while there women will learn a trade of some sort (such as sewing, painting, making bags…) and will start a healing process, and just start a new life. Lauren had us do a lot of garden work, our two guys on our team built a chicken coop, and I got to sew a curtain to give a little more beauty to the kitchen area. Women’s lives will be changed in Moipo, and I just feel privileged that God let us be just a little part of that and that Lauren shared her dream with us.
Like I said earlier, I am in Israel right now, and the school is winding down. The students have been touring the Holy city and it’s surrounding area. The Bible just comes alive after being here in this place, and it is exciting to hear students talk about how alive the Bible is becoming for them. Next week they all will be graduating on the 12th, and after that I’ll be off to Egypt for staff debrief. Please continue praying for the school that: -Everyone will finish this last week of lectures strong. -That we will just be able to rest in the Lord. -Healing. There are still people who are a bit sick from outreach. -That there will be no fears or anxiety about going home or doing after travel. -Safety as we all depart Thank you for being apart of this ministry. Your prayers and support mean so much to me.
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Wed 11 Aug 2010 10:40:07 am | 1 comments
Hey all! Well right now I am sitting in an internet Cafe in some town in Kenya...I can't remember the name of the town, but I'm leaving it tomorrow for Tanzania anyhow. I just wanted to share with ya all what my team has been doing these last couple of weeks. We traveled to the Bussie Islands at the top of Lake Victoria, on a three hour tour (Giligan's Island reference for those of you who don't know) Just kidding about the three hour tour. Anyways, we stayed at a Orphanage the whole time we were there. The children are so wonderful, and are on such a crazy schedule. Every morning they were up praying and singing at 5 a.m.! The sound of children singing, along with roosters, and the sound of a loud Ugandan radio were my alarms every morning for the past two weeks :). The Orphanage itself is basically run by widows
While on the island my team and I got to be apart of a two week Crusade around the main island a couple of the surrounding ones. We saw about two hundred people come to the Lord, and baptized around 40! Isn't that awesome?! Praise God! The baptisms here are epic. The men in my group, John and Nelson, along with a pastor from the island baptized the people out in Lake Victoria while, us ladies would stand on the shore line waiting for people to come out so that we could pray for them. All the while a large crowd stood with us singing and playing drums non-stop. It was a fantastic celebration to say the least! I was asked to preach last minute at one church service, and the pastor wanted me to share for two hours! I was only able to crank out about 35 mins which is more than I thought I would be able to do, but God totally spoke through that time and gave me the words to share. It's amazing how long African services will go...their worship is totally rockin with a lot of drums that's for sure! The last day we had one last crusade, it was a sports crusade. There were soccer games, a bike race, and an epic boat race. Before every soccer game one of us would go out to the players and share the gospel. Then before presenting the prizes (which were goats, bike parts, and a bull) we shared the gospel again. It was epic! I've pretty much fallen in love with Africa, much more than I ever thought I would.
My team is absolutely wonderful! I love them all to bits. Thank you all for praying for me and them, your prayers make a huge difference for this outreach!
Please keep praying: - For safety as we travel -Health. A few of the team members have been getting sick -God to continue working through us -Open up the hearts and minds of the people we'll be with in Tanzania -Unity
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Wed 23 Jun 2010 10:56:46 am | no comments
Well I have been in South Africa now for over a week with my team, and it's been wonderful! Right now we are teaming up with a program called Refilwe. This program has a child care area, takes in orphans, focuses on sustainable human development and improvement in the quality of lives of the poor, they have their own orchard, compost, and harvests worms to sell. It's been great, because we've gotten to come along side them in their ministries. Since being here, we have chopped down huge reeds to hold up trees in the orchard, helped built compost, gone out to the poor communities around town praying, playing with children, and assisting, laid a whole bunch of sod that in the end created a fantastic soccer field, harvested worms, and Nelson and John have gotten to disciple a small group of young men here, and it's just been a blessing to be here in South Africa. We can just see God's hand here for sure!
Please continue praying:
-Unity in our team
-That we are just open to all opportunities that God puts before us
-And for people's hearts and minds to be open
Thank you all for all your prayers and support!
Posted by Kadi_Lov on Sat 29 May 2010 11:24:50 am | no comments