Adoption Update

We got some discouraging news last month.  The administrative challenges in Ethiopia are making the process move so slowly that our adoption agency is encouraging all Ethiopia adopters to move to other programs.  For almost 4 years now we have been excitedly awaiting a baby girl from Ethiopia and now we are facing the likelihood [...]

The Amazing Date

Does anything make us more vulnerable than love?  Every year at around Valentines day we have an outreach called The Amazing Date.  We have a game show type game where couples compete for donated date packages and the speaker uses the issue of romantic love to set the stage to share the gospel.  It is [...]

imnotfamous videos

We brought 80 students from Fishers High School to this years Fastbreak conference.  Many of them joined in our Sunday outreach where we recorded our student's testimonies and posted them on youtube.  The students sent links to their friends by Facebook, Twitter, and text. The night I got home I spent 2 hours watching our [...]

Stand Up For Your Sister

Last week at our Fastbreak conference, I (Dawn) had the privilege of leading our young women through a seminar focused on self-image and purity.  I taught on 1 Cor 6 that encourages us to flee from sexual immorality, and Gen 2-3, unpacking the original sin, the nature of temptation and shame, as well as Romans [...]

Prayer and Praise

Praise God for His grace in helping Mark and his team complete their project. Pray for wisdom for the National Team to know how best to implement the changes. Pray for Chandler as he delvers his talk on Monday and works through his list of names. Please pray for our family as we enter into [...]

A Heart for the Lost

I”m sitting at Burger King waiting for Chandler.   Chandler is a senior who has grown into one of our ministries main leaders.  He’s giving our main talk next Monday night and I’m meeting with him today to help him put the finishing touches on it.  When I asked him what he wanted to speak about, [...]


The older I get, the more I desire to use my gifts and talents well for the kingdom.  My life is not my own, I am simply a tool in the hands of my Father and I want to be the sharpest tool I can be.  That is one of the reasons I took part [...]

On the Homefront

We haven’t updated you about our adoption in a while, mostly because there is nothing to tell.  We are still in waiting mode.  Waiting, praying, and hoping.  Last year the Ethiopian government significantly slowed down the number of children they were letting out of the country.  We didn’t know what that meant for us at [...]

Prayer and Praise

- Praise God for the 180 students that came to our 100 foot banana split. - Pray that God would continue to tug at their hearts and draw them back to us on Monday nights where they can find truth. - Pray for the 5 students who asked Christ into their lives.  Pray that they [...]

Student Leaders Retreat

All too often we under-challenge and over-entertain our high school students.  Well, I believe that students can do more than homework, sports, and video games.  Last year we graduated a lot of our student leaders and a few of our staff have moved on.  We have been praying for God to raise up more students [...]