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Probation Officer and Adult Volunteer Leader for the High School Ministry of Granger Community Church.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

You're Invited To Join Our Team

Let me tell you about two people who are making a difference in the lives of kids in Mexico - Matt and Julie. For teenagers growing up in a children's home not only is continued education financially out of reach, but at the same time there is often very little emotional support from one's family to go on to high school or college. Back2Back believes that two keys to offering hope for the future are a relationship with Jesus and an education. By offering the chance to go on to high school, Matt, Julie and Back2Back are attempting to break the cycle of poverty and help develop more stable individuals and parents for the next generation. Their ministry currently covers the educational expenses for nineteen students. God has called Matt, Julie and Back2Back to fill the void of parental support these kids so desperately need. What God is doing in these kids' lives is not just good news, but history in the making. In fact, Matt and Julie got to witness a young man named, Cesar, graduate from high school this past April and is currently attending college. This probably would not have happened if it were not for Back2Back pouring their lives into Cesar. What an awesome snapshot of the impact that Matt and Julie have as they show Jesus to these kids.

Our mission trip to Mexico is right around the corner. Not only do we get to love on kids who don't have family to love on them, but we get to work along side two of the coolest missionaries on the planet - Matt and Julie.

These two people (who are from our home church) have not only dedicated their lives to Jesus, they have dedicated their lives, and have become a mother and a father to children who have none. This couple is a great example of 1 Thessalonians 2:8 - "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." It is a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to give a part of my life with them for a week.

I say all of that because Corey and I are trying something crazy and new (at least for us). We want to give the blog world an opportunity to jump on board and make a huge impact on a family that is making a huge impact in Mexico. So here's the deal, you've got an opportunity to be a long distance team member for Mission Mexico. We want Matt and Julie to know that they've got partners around the country - and possibly crazier, around the world.

We've twisted their arms and received a "Wish List" of items, that if they could get, they would want. Now these guys would be the first to say that they don't need this stuff. But we want to bless them with extras that they could use.

If you're interested in participating, shoot me an email (, or leave a comment with your email address so I can send you the list of items.

I'm excited to give you the opportunity to give to a family who is living what it means to be Jesus. You have a chance to bring joy and laughter to a family who is bringing the same to children who would have a hard time finding that were it not for Matt, Julie, Back2Back and Jesus. I know that it might be hard to think of it this way, but when you give an item off of this list, you are positively affecting the lives of these same children. I know that you will come through in a huge way! Thank you so much - from me and Corey, on behalf of Matt and Julie, and Back2Back.

Mexico 2005


Blogger Kevin Coates said...

Post the list!

9:48 AM  

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