Julie has been amazed at how powerful it is to
intentionally speak God's blessing to someone's spirit!
She has started to speak blessings to her 3 little girls
each day and friends in Ocean View...who are now speaking
these blessings over their children!
Here is an example (try reading this to your kids!)...
There is so much you can do with these blessings:
- Read them to your kids at night before bed or while
they are doing a quiet activity
- Pregnant moms can read them to their babies in the
- Just pick one little sentence of blessing and memorize
the concept - and say that to each of your kids sometime
throughout the day
Arthur Burk (get the book "Blessing your Spirit")
The camp was held at an old World War II battery - here
are the boys listening to a Bible Story on top of an old cannon
For this year's pre-season event, we held STRIKER CAMP
(inspired by John Keating), and the boys had a blast shooting
and scoring (well, the goalkeepers probably could have thought
of a better theme)!
We held life-skills break out sessions (on health
topics and character development) and enjoyed Bible devotionals
daily. The boys and coashes continue to bond together as
When will we re-open? Our shop had been
so busy that Julie has decided she needs more help before
she opens it open again!
We are praying that the Lord would send people interested
in making at least a 1 year commitment (as a volunteer
or unpaid internship). Contact
us if you have an interest in micro-business, creative
projects, retail or sewing! We are looking for people
to help with...
- social media
- quality checks
- retail management
We will be able to re-open in 2013 once we have
a larger team to help run Hope-tions!
Note: We do have
a few bunting banners left. Email to find out what's still
The course covered...
- the basic principles of coaching youth soccer players
- different ways that we can use soccer to build character
into youth using biblical principals
It's so exciting to see these men better equipped
to mentor boys in our community!
Karl was also recently asked to join a group of international
sports coaches who are developing curriculum for adapting
a holistic biblical approach to coaching.
is showing a scene from the movie "Kicking and Screaming"
(as he talks about helpful and non-helpful ways to speak to