• Theology Thursday: Unity in Christ

    GOD needs unity that comes from fellowship...See the Trinity. For us to think that we do not need that same type of unity with Christ and other believers is not only ignorant but it is also arrogant and unBiblical, and those are 3 traits that I do not want to have.
  • A New Travel Advisory for Haiti

    I am really glad that we can show you guys this documentary so that you can see the kids and get a glimpse of life in Haiti. At the same time, how sad is it that it has come to that? That the only way to be a part of their lives right now is to watch them on a screen. Let's pray that this time next year we are bringing down our 3rd team of the year to spend some time with our kids at All Things New!
  • The Prosperity (not) Gospel

    There is a big problem with the prosperity gospel (there are many but I digress) that makes it untenable for followers of Christ. The problem...It is not true.

    It is official! Our Documentary/Fundraiser this year will be held on May 21 at 7:00pm.
  • What Does Maundy Mean?

    When Jesus told His Disciples to love other people, do you know what He immediately did to show them how to love each other? 2 very specific things:

     - He washed their feet.

     - He gave up His life on the Cross for theirs.

  • Normalcy in Haiti

    Thank you to everyone reading this that allows our kids some "normalcy." We definitely could not do it without you. At the same time, let's continue to do everything that we can so that every kid, in every country, including our own, can complain about how their food tastes and ask someone that they love for a new toy or a new pair of shoes.
  • What's Going On in Haiti

    Please continue to pray for Haiti and do not give up on her or her people. I have heard the term "Haiti fatigue" in the past because it seems like things just always happen there. It seems like any time the country takes 2 steps forward, it then takes 10 steps back. Do not lose hope. I am not talking about hope in the government, the people, All Things New, or anything like that...Do not lose hope in the Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, when it takes root, can change an entire nation, really the entire world, and let's pray towards that end.
  • GOD's Greatness

    GOD does not need you. GOD certainly does not need me. In fact, we definitely get in His way more often than not, and it takes way longer to complete a task with us bumbling around when GOD could be finished in no time. That is a hard fact to digest and it is a humbling viewpoint of who we are in light of who GOD is.

    There is only one explanation that makes this humbling fact one of the best things in the world. In GOD's greatness and infinite character, He desires a relationship with each one of us...He wants us. He wants me, He wants you.

  • Music and Theology

    The really difficult thing about Theology is, to truly understand it, you have to have more than an academic and knowledge-based grasp of every theological subject. It is not enough to know the technical definition of the word "holy" or "grace." It is also not enough to be in an emotional wonderland where nothing has any concrete meaning...because it all does.
  • Haiti, Fundraiser, and General Update

    Pray specifically for our kids and employees. Being a part of an American organization could very well put a target on your back in Haiti, and we are praying that everyone connected to ATN stays safe and protected. Also pray for continued wisdom as we try to navigate this new era of social and political unrest and what may happen to the school year again if things continue to worsen.
  • Communication Issues

    Communication is really hard. All of us, no matter how open we believe ourselves to be with others, keep a lot of how we feel and what we want to say inside. Half the time I'm pretty sure I don't even know how I feel much less how to communicate how I am feeling to another person or to GOD. I don't know about you, but there are numerous times that Jessica actually tells me that I am feeling a certain way far before I have a clue, and she is usually right.
  • A Call To Prayer

    Please consider praying daily! Revivals have started with much less than 100s of people praying together for a specific thing.