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Jan 29 2018 An Open Letter to Pornography

Jennifer De La Cruz

Dear Pornography, I never personally knew you – it was my husband who introduced usFirst in a Fitness magazine, then in the rejection of my touchI always smelled your stenchMy own hands released the buttons of my wedding gownAn occasion meant for the fingers of my groomThat hotel pillow was not… More

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Jan 17 2018 Unique Perspectives in Haiti

Haiti Team Members

It has been said that life is like all of us being in the same theater, watching a different movie. This is because we each bring a unique perspective to the situations we encounter. Below are three different stories from Tami, Meadow and Ali about an encounter we had with a young man who led a… More

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Jan 11 2018 Thailand, a Dream Fulfilled

Kelly M - Thailand Team Member

How do I describe what it’s like to see a dream fulfilled… or to see the faces of those I’ve heard of for so long, or the ones seen only in photographs? It’s been a whirlwind of joy and so humbling to be here in Ma Oh Jo, Thailand. I’m humbled by God’s faithfulness, by the belief in me that my… More

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Jan 9 2018 Returning to Haiti

Haiti Team Members

I am Jeremy Young. I am 12 years old and in the 6th grade. I went to Haiti because I was born in Kenscoff, Haiti. I lived in an orphanage in Kenscoff until just before my 4th birthday, and my family decided to go on this mission trip to visit the country where I was born. I am Haitian and this trip… More

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Dec 11 2017 Porn Is Not Your Issue; It's Your Solution

Dave Obwald

I’m not sure how many times I have had this same conversation. A guy says, “Hey, I need to meet up with you,” and after a few minutes of awkward chitchat, something to this effect comes out: “Dave, I love God but I can’t stop looking at pornography.” First I smile inside because I know change is… More

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Dec 4 2017 Middle School and High School Winter Retreat

WSM

This winter we will be taking our North students to Mt. Hermon in the Santa Cruz mountains for camp. Students will be surrounded by towering pines, redwoods and scenic views overlooking the valley below to help them get away from the pressures of daily life. While at camp, students will be able to… More

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Nov 16 2017 Relationship Help

Chris Schultz

Here are some resources to help you do relationships right. Before You Are Married Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart by John EnsorGets singles thinking about the reality of marriage Boy Meets Girl by Josh HarrisA good, practical book regarding courtship Gift Wrapped by God by Linda… More

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Nov 1 2017 An Honest Look at Conflict

The Well Video Team

Mike and Michele Slayden look back on a conflict they had in their relationship and what they have learned about themselves and each other through it. More

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Oct 26 2017 Final Southeast Gathering

Chris Schultz

With much prayer and consideration, the elders and lead team have looked to the Lord and made a decision concerning the Southeast Campus. The North and Fig Garden Campuses have growing populations, and we want to steward our resources well, so we are consolidating our gatherings to those two… More

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